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Exercise Types Essential in Rheumatic Disease

October 31, 2020

Patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis should be participating in four different types of exercise: cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and balance. But a new study shows that patients are overly focused on cardiovascular exercise and not enough on exercise types designed to strengthen and protect joints and bones. In this interview, Dr. Lauren Freid, a rheumatologist with the University of California Los Angeles and the lead investigator of a study on physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis, addresses exercise essentials for inflammatory rheumatic disease.

Anxiety Sets in Two Years After Knee Replacement

October 31, 2020

Psychosocial factors, such as support, depression, coping, and optimism are associated with pain, function, and satisfaction two years after total knee arthroplasty, shows a study from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Rheumatology Network News Roundup: Eye on Lupus

October 30, 2020

In this week's news roundup from Rheumatology Network, we highlight more studies presented at Kidney Week, the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week annual meeting which wrapped this week. Among the stories we covered, includes a possible new treatment for kidney transplant patients with gout, new hope in a new treatment for lupus nephritis and the American College of Rheumatology launches a project to treat underserved lupus patients. These and other headlines are included in this week's news roundup.

ACR Takes Steps to Close the Gap in Lupus Care

October 30, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology has launched a project designed to resolve inequities in care for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, a condition that is two or three times more common among ethnic minorities. In this interview, S. Sam Lim, M.D., MPH, chair of ACR’s Collaborative Initiatives Special Committee, tells us more about the project.