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.
Polymyalgia rheumatica treatment varies significantly in glucocorticoid dosages, tapering strategies and DMARD use. EULAR and ACR have published treatment recommendations. In this slideshow, we highlight the recommendations.
In this month's health quiz, we revisit some of our most popular articles published in recent weeks. This includes news reports on the safety and efficacy of baricitinib, upadacitinib effectiveness as monotherapy, inherited rheumatoid arthritis and our most popular story from this month: The sexual health of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
In this slideshow, Dr. Kim Gorgens makes recommendations for incorpating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
EULAR has issued new treatment guidelines for antiphospholipid syndrome, a disorder of the immune system that causes blood clots. Among the recommendations, high risk individuals who carry the antiphospholipid antibody should take low-dose aspirin, even if they are asymptomatic. This also applies to systemic lupus erythematosus patients and women with a history of obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome.