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RA Patients Gain the Upper Hand With Exercises
Tailored exercises are effective in retraining and restoring hand function in rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatology Patients Seek Greater Voice in Treatment Decisions
More calls for rheumatologists to spend time listening to patients: Over half of respondents to a Dutch survey report too little say in decisions about treatments for RA and other conditions.
Interstitial Pneumonia? Rheumatic Disease Has Better Odds Than Idiopathic
Survival odds for interstitial pneumonia are better when the condition is comorbid with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic sclerosis than when the pulmonary fibrosis is idiopathic.
Be Alert for VTE Risk in Giant Cell Arteritis
Risks for venous and pulmonary thromboembolism are increased dramatically in patients with giant cell arteritis, especially in the first year after diagnosis.
In-Hospital Biopsy Drives GCA Patient Temporarily Crazy
A patient with giant cell arteritis, slated for temporal artery biopsy, ended up with in-hospital delirium. Why?
Study: Symptoms, Not Prognosis, Should Guide Early RA Treatment
Is it too soon for personalized medicine in early RA treatment? Dutch investigators think so, as they advocate for treatment strategies that are not based on patient prognosis.
First Non-Interferon/Ribavirin Combo Approved for HCV
The FDA has approved the first combination to treat chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection that does not require co-administration with interferon or ribavirin. Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) treats genotype 1 HCV.
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