In today's news roundup from Rheumatology Network, we highlight recent findings from ACR Open Rheumatology that examine infection risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Plus, we conduct a Q&A from a presentation made at the Rheumatology Nurses Society on alternative treatments for rheumatology conditions.
Axial psoriatic arthritis is sometimes confused with ankylosing spondylitis. What are the features that distinguish these conditions from each other? In this quiz, test your knowledge about this and other features of PsA.
In this slideshow we provide a quick update on the latest developments the anti-TNF treatments of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthrhitis, ankylosing spondylitis and other autoimmune conditions. Among the developments includes a new surprising use for etanercept (Enbrel, Amgen).
In this sideshow, we highlight recent advances from vitamin D's role in autoimmune conditions to the combination diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Learn more in this slideshow.
Recent advances in partial and total knee arthroplasty show that taking essential amino acids may improve outcomes post-surgery; more patients may be having physical therapy with a virtual reality game instead of a physical therapist; and, a Florida hospital experiments with bundled care for arthroplasty procedures. Learn more in this slideshow.
In today's health quiz, we highlight some of the most recent scientific advances in psoriatic arthritis research. Click here to test your knowledge.
A 20-year analysis of hospitalizations due to compliations from systemic lupus erythematosus, shows new patterns in hospitalization rates, disease complications and mortality. In this slideshow, we highlight the findings.
The European League Against Rheumatism has updated treatment guidelines for the management of large vessel vasculitis. Among the changes, the task force no longer recommends the routine use of antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy. Learn more in this slideshow.
Steriod-related damage builds over time for patients with childhood-onset lupus leading to cataracts, avascular necrosis, diabetes and osteoporotic fractures. Learn more in this slideshow.
In psoriatic arthritis, exhibiting different comorbidities may require different treatment regimens. In this installment of our monthly psoriatic arthritis quiz, we present a few different scenarios. How good are you at coming up with an effective treatment plan? Test your knowledge with this quiz.