Among the culprits: sunlight, cigarettes, and oral contraceptives.
Gregory M. Weiss, M.D.
This inflammatory cytokine may be linked to many of the secondary neuroendocrine and psychological symptoms of RA.
Previous figures underestimated the burden of arthritis, especially among younger adults.
In patients with SLE, increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids led to better sleep and fewer symptoms of depression.
Obese patients report higher disease activity, more depressive symptoms, and greater pain and fatigue.
Those who live in low-income communities may face multiple barriers to treatment adherence.
Compared with conventional treatment, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy resulted in a significant decrease in finger ulcers.
Patients experience higher disease activity, lower quality of life, and worse physical functioning.
MRI of the sacral spine may help determine which patients are in need of rheumatologic care.
A large percentage of patients with advanced knee, hip, or spine OA take opioids for their chronic pain.