The Rheumatology Nurses Society met this month for their annual meeting. In this Q&A, we revisit a talk by Monica Richey, MSN, a rheumatology nurse practitioner with Northwell Health in New York who discusses treatment challenges in lupus.
Whitney J. Palmer
One of the most common topics among healthcare providers and patients is the growing conversation around medical marijuana and CBD oils, particularly, it’s potential to alleviate pain and improve quality of life. In this Q&A, Nancy Delnay, a pediatric nurse practitioner with Akron Children’s Hospital, discussed the state of medical marijuana and CBD oils.
Bone erosion, fat in joint spaces (backfill), and ankylosis visible on MRI could help identify women with axial spondyloarthritis, investigators wrote in a research article published last month in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
In Europe, an expert panel is recommending new evidence-based classification criteria for the four classic forms of hereditary recurrent fevers and for non-hereditary, periodic fever, aphthosis, pharyngitis and adenitis.
Periodontal disease and periodontal inflammation appear to be present in individuals who are at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis long before they begin to show signs of disease, shows new research published in JAMA Network Open.
Identifying and treating symptoms that can appear years before the clinical onset of rheumatoid arthritis could play a role in helping patients offset the condition. And now, new research that identifies a bacteria as a potential cause of these symptoms has one rheumatologist positing whether improved oral care, or maybe a vaccine, might be effective in preventing rheumatoid arthritis.
Steriod-related damage builds over time for patients with childhood-onset lupus leading to cataracts, avascular necrosis, diabetes and osteoporotic fractures. Learn more in this slideshow.
Polymyalgia rheumatica treatment varies significantly in glucocorticoid dosages, tapering strategies and DMARD use. EULAR and ACR have published treatment recommendations. In this slideshow, we highlight the recommendations.
While gout does not increase the risk of death post-acute coronary syndrome, a new study suggests it may increase an individual’s risk for readmission after heart failure, as well as the number of days he or she will spend on the hospital.
Patients with severe psoriasis are also at a significant increase for developing advanced liver fibrosis, new research shows