EULAR 2020 Roundup: Men Get Sjogren's Too

June 09, 2020

In this slideshow, we highlight some presentations from EULAR 2020 we thought would interest you. The list includes a study that shows primary Sjogren’s syndrome affects men as well, and it highlights findings from a study that shows voclosporin was effective in treating lupus neprhitis in Latinas, a group disproportionately affected by the condition. More in this slideshow.

Physician Survey Shows that Salaries are Down

May 26, 2020

The 91st annual Medical Economics physician salary survey shows that physicians in five medical specialties earned less in 2019, than in 2018. Learn more in this slideshow.

The 2020 Treatment Guidelines for Gout

May 19, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology has updated its treatment guidelines for gout. The guideline includes 42 treatment recommendations, of which 16 are  now strongly recommended. They address standard treat-to-target urate lowering therapy, the use of allopurinol and more. In this slideshow, we highlight the 16 strongest recommendations. 

The Side Effects of Osteoporosis Treatments

April 21, 2020

In this slideshow, we highlight new data on side effects associated with osteoporosis treatments. The data show that side effects previously thought of as common, are actually rare. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Quiz

April 21, 2020

In this quiz, we highlight new developments in research for rheumatoid arthritis that touch on comorbidities, treatment effectiveness, pregnancy complications and more. Take our quiz here.

Quiz: What RA drugs are under study as possible COVID-19 treatments?

April 08, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology has issued a series of COVID-19 guiding principles for healthcare professionals who treat patients with rheumatic disease. In this quiz, we highlight a few of the key points the organization, and other healthcare experts, have made in recent weeks.

Important Conversations: Anxiety Management and Wellness

March 18, 2020

As coronavirus moves its way across the country, Dr. Kim Gorgens, a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience, recommends that rheumatologists proactively reach out to their patients to address concerns that may lead to stress and ill-advised changes in treatment regimens, such as stopping treatments without consulting a physician.

RA Quiz: Can you identify early rheumatoid arthritis?

March 10, 2020

Early rheumatoid arthritis is, in part, defined as having symptoms for at least six months. Beyond six months, it's considered established rheumatoid arthritis. But diagnosing early rheumatoid arthritis is not that straightforward. Serologic tests can confirm a clinical diagnosis, but these tests aren't always reliable and can be negative in about 50 percent of rheumatoid arthritis cases. In this quiz, we focus on the diagnosis and treatment of early rheumatiod arthritis.

News Roundup: Coronavirus and Autoimmune Disease

March 06, 2020

What is the connection (if any) between coronavirus and autoimmune diseases?  In this slideshow, we feature some points of view from rheumatology experts in the field, including Dr. Jean Liew of the University in Washington, Seattle, who told CreakyJoints that patients with inflammatory arthritis are probably more susceptible to the coronavirus and are at higher risk of complications like pneumonia.

20 Key Takeaways From the Rheumatology Pregnancy Guidelines

February 28, 2020

Most women with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases will have successful pregnancies with the aid of medical planning, treatment and monitoring. These can be high risk pregnancies for both mother and child. The American College of Rheumatology recently issued treatment guidelines for the management of reproductive health in patients with rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease. Here are takeaways from the guidelines.