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Rheumatic Diseases

A Glimpse Into the Future of Rheumatology

David Pisetsky MD, new President-elect of the US Bone and Joint Initiative, is likely to be influential  in defining the path of rheumatology in coming years. Listen here as he speaks about the role of rheumatologists in a patient-centered, multidisciplinary medical future.

Rheumatic Diseases

Do European guidelines for axial spondylitis adequately address patient needs on the other side of the Atlantic?

A 71-year-old woman with one month of joint pain showed a classic sign of eosinophilic fasciitis.

A comparative study finds the severity of xerostomia (oral dryness) in Sjögren syndrome a good indicator of other serious problems, including fatigue, anxiety, and cardiovascular symptoms.

A rare vasculitis that is fatal in adolescence turns out to be caused by a mutation in interferon that affects the JAK pathway. This has implications for other auto-inflammatory diseases including lupus.

In a 120-patient randomized trial, hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo at relieving the dryness, pain, and fatigue of Sjögren syndrome.

Her headaches haven't improved with prednisone. It's not meningitis. Your tests show negative for vasculitis but positive for Lyme. Can you guess the diagnosis?

(AUDIO) Bruce Richardson MD describes strong evidence that environmental sources such as sunlight and diet alter DNA processing to affect immune cell function and influence the course of lupus.

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