Rheumatology

 

If Remission Is Our Goal, Rheumatology Must Embrace the Importance of Studying New Mechanisms

January 25, 2021

Alyssa Johnsen, MD, PhD, shares her insight on the importance of understanding key pathways that drive immune-mediated diseases, which can help rheumatologists develop more potent and specific therapies for patients with rheumatic disease.

Elderly Multimorbidity Clinic Model Offers No Sustained Benefit for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

January 21, 2021

Investigators aimed to improve the quality of care by creating effective management plans using the goals of both the patient and physician. During the course of the Elderly Multimorbidity Clinic (EMC) program, 75% of patients accomplished at least 1 of their goals. Unfortunately, no sustained benefits were observed because of low follow-up.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: Biologics

January 18, 2021

A range of biologic therapies are available as options for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis who do not respond to first-line conventional DMARDs, but which to choose and why? Test your knowledge of biologics with this quiz.

Talk Health, Not Weight

January 15, 2021

Although the stakes couldn’t be higher and the promotion of healthy behavior is paramount, the emphasis on BMI and weight is likely to yield little benefit. The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) developed Health at Every Size (HAES) to take the focus off of weight change and place it more squarely on health, thus supporting people of all sizes to take care of themselves and improve health outcomes.

Trends in Long-Term Lupus Outcomes

January 11, 2021

The reviewers find persistent disease activity and flares despite progress to date. In addition, they point to the persistence of glucocorticoid treatment dependency, comorbidity burden, reduced health-related quality of life, and inconsistent access to high-quality care.

Rheumatology 2021: Quo Vadis?

January 04, 2021

In part 1 of this article series, Dr. Concoff dusts off the crystal ball to envision the future of the practice of rheumatology, in particular the role of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.