Two recent studies examine early characteristics and urate-associated mortality in gout.
Gregory M. Weiss, MD
Recent studies identify a counterintuitive risk factor, as well as 2 predictors of accelerated knee osteoarthritis.
What’s new in Sjögren syndrome: (1) clinical clues herald progression to a life-threatening variant and (2) a common therapy exacerbates comorbidities.
Recent studies explore the vascular underpinnings of neuropsychiatric damage as well as the risk of resistant hypertension in patients with SLE.
Concerns have been raised in the past about the possibility of infection caused by immune suppression.
Be vigilant for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in patients who have ankylosing spondylitis, since they may be less clearly symptomatic.
The presence of either type of pain may reflect higher disease activity and greater functional limitation.
Be aware that changes in geometry, bone mineral density, and micro-structure appear early in the disease course of axSpA.
Rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis put pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery.
The Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in seropositive men.