(ACR2014) In a large prospective study, rheumatoid arthritis patients younger and healthier at baseline were more likely to achieve six-month remission. Choice of drug regimen was also an important factor.
(ACR2014) Our rheumatologist correspondent found three issues of particular interest: a biomarker test that has gone quickly to market, new diagnostic criteria for gout, and the potential of ultrasound for Sjögren syndrome.
(ACR2014) A test for 14-3-3-eta, a joint-derived protein that contributes to erosion, proves a powerful aid to diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and may also predict response to treatment.
(ACR2014) To this rheumatologist in attendance, the early announcement of changes to rheumatoid arthritis guidelines -- and some of the changes themselves -- were the big surprise of the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.
(ACR 2014) The American College of Rheumatology’s 2015 draft recommendations for managing rheumatoid arthritis include not only new agents but also tried-and-true therapies within the context of treat-to-target.
(VIDEO) Researchers in Norway used data from an observational study of patients with swollen joints to see how many with early signs of rheumatoid arthritis recovered without any treatment at all, and how quickly.
(VIDEO) With rising attention to anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in RA classification, what is the current significance of rheumatoid factor? Rheumatologist Josef Smolen tells how he and others at the Medical University of Vienna addressed the question.
(VIDEO) Ultrasound can trump the DAS28 in judging the equation between rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and joint signs when making treatment decisions. James Dale MD describes his study reported at the American College of Rheumatology meeting.
For rheumatologists in the US, defining outcomes is the "Wild West," says Jeffrey Curtis MD in this podcast. Listen as he describes a new $1 million grant intended to rationalize treatment decisions through data sharing and the use of electronic devices to gather patient-centered input.
(ACR Pediatrics 2014) How will the hundreds of new genetic biomarkers being found in rheumatology help us to untangle the web of complex diseases? In a brief podcast, a specialist in both rheumatology and genetics discusses recent and future progress.