In its second Twitter-based discussion, the online rheumatology journal club RheumJC pondered a study that shows rituximab effective for relapse in ANCA-associated vasculitis. The 387 "tweets" are reduced here to 11 easy-to-read slides.
Agents that target the TH17-interleukin pathway show promise in psoriatic arthritis, as alternatives for patients who don't benefit from TNFα blockers. This slide show describes their mode of action and potential.
Even if you missed participating in the first-ever rheumatology journal club on Twitter last week at #rheumjc, you can relive the conversation, condensed and edited, in fewer than a dozen slides.
A 35-year-old woman presented with pain in her left foot. Although Morton's neuroma might seem the logical cause, there is a different (and unusual) explanation in this case.
Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis developed in a 40-year-old man with amyopathic dermatomyositis. D-dimer levels were a red flag.
The vicious cycle between pain, sleep loss, and depression comes clear in this set of infographics about presentations at a recent NIH symposium.
In this case study, an elderly woman with pain in her left hip had asymptomatic myositis ossificans in the right. She had denied any trauma, which is the usual cause in the elderly.