Rheumatic Diseases

Dermatomyositis, DVT, and D-Dimer

A man with amyopathic dermatomyositis eventually turned up in the ER with PE and DVT. Could his D-Dimer levels have been a tip-off for more aggressive treatment.

Rheumatic Diseases

A new online journal club, RheumJC, launches with two live chats on Twitter on January 29. It's the first journal club ever in rheumatology, an opportunity for rheumatologists worldwide to discuss important published research.

The FDA has decided will not regulate health apps designed to collect disease information. They're not ready to be useful for rheumatology. Nonetheless, your patients are undoubtedly using them.

In court decision to approve generic colchicine for gout, American College of Rheumatology arguments about the risk to patients of exorbitant pricing may have played an important role. Is this a harbinger of something?

Pregnancy outcomes for women taking medications for rheumatic disease offer reassuring information. Also, details about forthcoming labeling changes for medications used during pregnancy, including biologics.

A review of records finds that thrombosis, particularly DVT, is far from a rare occurrence among patients with Behçet's disease. Advice about management is offered.

A Canadian rheumatology research consortium shuts down, leaving behind a long list of reasons to change the way new-drug trials are conducted and managed.

Among five physicians on a new panel responsible for monitoring compounding pharmacies, the industry representative has a long history in rheumatology.


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