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From: The Rheumatologist, May 2013

Features

What Adult Rheumatologists Need to Know about Juvenile Arthritis

How to recognize distinctions between pediatric and adult arthritis

New Treatment Paradigm Suggested for Osteoarthritis

Multidisciplinary group advocates for healthcare model to identify those at risk of developing OA or who have early stage disease

Dermatology Case Question: May

Test your diagnostic knowledge with this cutaneous eruption on the palms and soles

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From the College

2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Scientific Program Preview

Program lineup features courses, sessions of interest to practicing clinicians, and basic and clinical investigators

Rheumatologist Finds ACR Volunteer Work Enriching Professionally and Personally

Kelly Weselman, MD, has advanced her clinical practice, improved her marketing skills, and advocated for rheumatology while working on ACR committees

Rheumatology Research Foundation Funds Study In Juvenile Arthritis

A Foundation grant is helping investigators develop tools to measure and describe disease activity in juvenile arthritis patients

ACR Boosts CME Credit Hours for Advanced Rheumatology Course

Increases affect ARC’s pediatric track, adult track, combined track, and individual modules

ACR Seeks Partners for Rheumatoid Arthritis Guideline Project

Individuals and teams invited to help American College of Rheumatology develop new clinical practice guidelines for RA care

ACR Board of Directors Advocates for Rheumatology on Capitol Hill

Members meet with Congress this month to discuss access to rheumatology, access to treatments, and funding for research

Coding Corner Answer: May Coding Challenge

Coding for a patient who gets five trigger-point injections

Practice Page: Get Involved with the ACR’s Affiliate Society Council

ASC members work with state and local societies to address regional issues affecting rheumatology practices

Coding Corner Question: May

Coding Trigger-Point Injection with 99213

Test your coding knowledge for trigger-point injections

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Departments

Dermatology Case Answer E: May

E) Impetigo

Dermatology Case Answer D: May

D) Dyshidrotic eczema

Dermatology Case Answer B: May

B) Keratoderma blennorrhagicum

Dermatology Case Answer A: May

A) Pustular ‘Id’ reaction

Dermatology Case Answer C: May

C) Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)–α-induced palmoplantar pustular psoriasis

Fellow’s Forum Case Report: Diagnosing Antisynthetase Syndrome

A variable combination of interstitial lung disease, myopathy, fever, joint involvement, and mechanic’s hands characterize this systemic autoimmune syndrome

Rheumatology Drug Updates

Information on new approvals and medication safety that rheumatologists need to know

Ethics Forum: Patients' Unplanned Pregnancies Present Counseling Issues for Rheumatologists

What to consider when advising a pregnant patient with rheumatoid arthritis whose fetus has been exposed to teratogenic medications

Rheum After 5: Retired Rheumatologist Rides and Collects Antique Motorcycles

Motorcycle enthusiast Paul Rochmis, MD, finds lure of metal, chrome, oil, and gasoline irresistible

Tech Talk: Contraption Reduces Pain of Rheumatic Therapy Injections

Innovative device called Buzzy applies high-frequency vibration sensation and cold to soothe sting of shots

Legal Updates: What Rheumatologists Should Consider Before Signing with an ACO

Medicare’s ACO physician exclusivity provisions may preclude participation in more than one accountable care organization

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Columns

President's Perspective: New ACR Lupus Initiative Program Helps Identify and Eliminate Bias in Rheumatology Practices

CME series "Conscious and Unconscious Biases in Healthcare: Focus on Lupus" has curriculum and tools to reduce healthcare disparities

Rheuminations: Circadian Rhythms May Play Role in Inflammatory Disease

Research into how the timing of light and dark exposures control our lives could provide clues to why some people have immunologic disorders

Speak Out Rheum: How the U.K. and U.S. Healthcare Models Stack Up

A national, socialized medical system has significant advantages over the often-fragmented, unequally distributed U.S. system of healthcare, says one rheumatologist

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Meeting

ACR 2014 Winter Rheumatology Symposium Keeps Tradition Alive

Clinicians gather each year in Snowmass, Colo. to learn from top experts in rheumatic disease—and ski with them

ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium: Tips for ANCA Testing

How to select the correct testing method and interpret conflicting results from antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody tests

ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium: The Search for Answers in Sjögren’s Syndrome

Research has led to greater understanding of the disease, potential for better treatment options

ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium: Answers to Your Tough Questions about Rheumatic Disease Therapy

Panelists discuss vaccination, biologics and infection, methotrexate, cardiovascular risk, and serial immunoglobulin testing and imaging

ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium: New Kinase Inhibitors Show Promise

Toxicity and appropriate targeting are challenges for small molecule researchers

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Viewpoints

Letters: Contract Negotiation Concerns

Since decisions by healthcare insurers can be draconian, fostering a collegial relationship with a healthcare insurer’s negotiator can help forge agreements between providers, payers

Letters: More on the History of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

These syndromes were completely ignored in U.S. literature for years

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