The clinical burden of fracture on Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries is significant, with patients continuing to experience additional fractures at high rates. The survival after a subsequent fracture is approximately 180 days, shows a report issued in August by the National Osteoporosis Foundation
In this slideshow, we highlight 12 recommendations for assessing MRI lesions on the sacroiliac joints of patients with spondyloarthritis. The recommendations were made by the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) MRI working group and published in the British journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases earlier this year.
In this installment of our psoriatic arthritis quiz, we focus on features associated with the five types of psoriatic arthritis. Can you identify all types of psoriatic arthritis and address how best to treat each condition?
A new survey by the American College of Rheumatology shows that one in four Americans have rheumatic disease. Among the surveyed patients, 50 percent were forced into step therapy.
As we say goodbye to September and Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, we'd like to take a quick look at access to care for patients with rheumatic disease. In this slideshow, we highlight the best and worst performers (spoiler alert: only one state received an A.)
Patient visits can be highly complex and stressful for both patient and physician, but good manners can make the difference between a successful visit and a poor one. In this slideshow, we highlight 13 tips that may lead to better patient encounters.
In today's installment of our psoriatic arthritis quiz, we revisit some recently published studies and news headlines. What new treatment for psoriatic arthritis has gone before the FDA for approval? Test your knowledge on this and other recent headlines in this quiz.
Methotrexate is the trusted standby in drug regimens to treat rheumatoid arthritis. How much do you know about the current research on methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis? Take our quiz.
Bone fracture patients should be managed by a multi-disciplinary clinical team that includes case management to ensure that patients are being properly and fully evaluated and treated for osteoporosis and the risk of future fractures, according to clinical recommendations issued on Friday by the a international group of experts speaking at the annual American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) meeting that took place over the weekend in Orlando.
Investigators are currently pursuing at least 50 possible new treatments, or treatment targets, for systemic lupus and lupus nephritis. We're tracking the studies and in this slideshow, we highlight the results from nine new studies on lupus nephritis.