Women's History Month: Q&A with Rheumatologist Silvia Ross, M.D.

March 12, 2020

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re featuring important female figures in rheumatology. In this Q&A with Silvia Ross, M.D., F.A.C.R., managing partner of Triangle Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates, Raleigh, North Carolina, and co-chair of Global Affairs for the Association of Women in Rheumatology, we focus on her work history, her accomplishments, and her future.

EULAR/ACR Treatment Guidelines for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

July 16, 2019

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.

Lutikizumab Fails as Pain Treatment for Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis

June 20, 2019

Lutikizumab does not improve pain or imaging outcomes for patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, according to new research.

A Review of Reactive Arthritis

June 11, 2019

Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory joint arthritis largely characterized by joint inflammation triggered by infection. To date, no diagnostic or classification criteria have been established, but in 2014, the American College of Rheumatology issued general treatment guidelines. In this article, we highlight a new review article on treatments for reactive arthritis.

Case Study: 40-year-old man with joint pain

June 11, 2019

A 40-year-old man presents to his primary care doctor complaining of pain in his ankles, knees, feet, heels, lower back and buttocks. What's your diagnosis?

Etanercept Trial Supports Use for JIA, ERA and PsA

June 10, 2019

Etanercept is a safe, well-tolerated medication for treating pediatric patients with extended oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis, according to the results for a new study.

Seronegative Arthritis More than One Disease

February 25, 2019

Patients who start out being diagnosed with seronegative arthritis probably won’t end up with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers find.

Rheumatology IQ: Sports Medicine for the Rheumatology Patient

February 08, 2019

The benefits of exercise to combat the effects of musculoskeletal conditions have been well-documented. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of sports and exercise medicine in rheumatology.

When Rheumatology and Sports Intersect: 10 Considerations

February 08, 2019

Sports and exercise are an integral part of treating the rheumatology patient. In this slideshow, we summarize studies that address this concept.

6 New Medications for Rheumatology in 2018

December 21, 2018

Here’s a brief look at 6 medications for rheumatologic disorders that were newly approved in the second half of 2018.

Wearable Devices for Rheumatology: Ready for Prime Time?

November 21, 2018

The benefits and limitations of current technology and a look ahead to future advances.

Cannabinoids for RA: What Rheumatologists Need to Know

November 12, 2018

How will you respond to patients who ask about treating rheumatoid arthritis with cannabinoids?

Pain Management: 3 New Things

October 16, 2018

What’s new: cannabinoids, mindfulness, and the depression-arthritis connection.

MARAJIA Expert Consensus Guidelines for Methotrexate Use in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

September 28, 2018

Ten evidence-based recommendations for the most commonly prescribed drug for JIA.

EULAR Recommendations for Physical Activity in Arthritis: A 6-Question Quiz

September 25, 2018

Patients with rheumatic diseases should limit their participation in physical activity. True or false?

10 EULAR Recommendations for Physical Activity in Arthritis

September 04, 2018

New guidelines emphasize that encouraging physical activity is integral to the care of patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Pain Management for Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis: A Quiz

August 02, 2018

NSAIDs, opioids, glucocorticoid injections, CBT, relaxation training, sleep interventions . . . what’s effective, what’s not? Answers here.

Juvenile Arthritis: A Small Quiz

July 30, 2018

Are you up for a little challenge? Test your diagnostic acumen with these 5 questions.

Can Early Treatment Help Ward off RA?

July 24, 2018

Early therapy for undifferentiated arthritis can reduce the risk of progression to full-blown rheumatoid arthritis.

EULAR Recommendations for Pain Management in Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

June 13, 2018

A bio-psychosocial approach geared to the patient’s specific needs, preferences, priorities, and pain characteristics.