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Rheumatic Diseases

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Rheumatic Diseases

New rheumatology-focused electronic health record systems make recording patient assessments easier. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement

Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, the American College of Rheumatology's aptly named new registry should boost overall outcomes in rheumatic disease, if enough clinicians join. A rheumatologist with informatics credentials hopes its ease of use (and benefits) will encourage wide adoption.

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British clinicians share their experience with the management of airway stenosis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Treatment succeeds, but recurrence is common.

The rare diseases that prevent immunoglobulin molecules from forming properly can present with symptoms typical of rheumatic disease: rashes, joint swelling, and stiffness.

By Albertyanks Albert Jankowski (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Common

Swelling and stiffness in both knees kept this preadolescent girl from the usual running and jumping. Xrays were normal. What do you make of the MRI images?

Risks for venous and pulmonary thromboembolism are increased dramatically in patients with giant cell arteritis, especially in the first year after diagnosis.

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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