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From: The Rheumatologist, September 2014


Rheumatologist Doubles as Ophthalmologist

James Rosenbaum, MD, combines his interests

Personal Health Records Bring Benefits, Limitations to Rheumatology Patient Care

PHRs offer time-saving, communication perks for patients and physicians, but may pose health literacy challenges

Vaccinations for Immunocompromised Patients Are Shared Responsibility of Specialists, Primary Care Physicians

Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends both physician groups educate patients, household members on importance of vaccines

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Higher Risk for Immunological Disorders

Research suggests patients with metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, might benefit from antiinflammatory drugs used to treat immunlogical disorders

Kidney Problems More Prevalent in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatologists urged to monitor signs of kidney dysfunction in patients with RA as higher incidence of reduced kidney function found in these patients

Knee Replacement Offers Cardiovascular Benefits for Patients with Arthritis

Knee arthroplasty may help prevent cardiovascular disease in patients with osteoarthritis; same-day bilateral surgery safe for select patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Cobalt Toxicity Complication of Hip Replacement Surgery

Rheumalogists urged to recognize toxicity symptoms in patients with metal-on-metal or metal-on-polyethylene hip implants

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: A Case Review

Diagnosis, treatment and management of refractory gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a patient with GPA

Will a Hybrid Concierge Medicine Model Work for Rheumatologists?

Growing number of specialists explore membership-based medicine model to help stabilize practice costs, improve patient satisfaction

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From the College

Practice Management Workshops Boost Physician Efficiency

The ACR/ARHP three-day program at 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston to focus on medical coding updates, compliance rules, federal regulations

Coding Corner Answer: September

Coding for first infliximab infusion in patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Coding Corner Question: September

Coding for first infliximab infusion in patient with rheumatoid arthritis

The ACR's Advocates for Arthritis Volunteers Meet with Congress

Access to rheumatology patient care, treatment, research funding on the agenda

Rheumatology Research Foundation Announces 2015 Grants and Awards

Corporate financial donations support Foundation's awards, grants for rheumatology research, education, training

Physician Group Practices Can Participate in Physician Quality Reporting System

Eligible professionals can register for group practice reporting option in 2014

RheumPAC: The Voice of the ACR

How the ACR's political action committee represents interests of rheumatologists, patients with Congressional lawmakers

The ACR's Social Media Boot Camp Won't Make You Sweat

The ACR/ARHP 2014 meeting sessions on social media can help rheumatology professionals learn to blog, tweet

Rheumatology Health Professionals Should Attend the ACR/ARHP 2014 Meeting

Extensive learning opportunities, educational sessions, networking events highlight annual event

The ACR/ARHP 2014 Annual Meeting Provides Opportunities to Learn, Connect, Engage, See

Range of educational sessions will appeal to rheumatology academicians, clinical practitioners, researchers, fellows, health professionals

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Atacicept, Mavrilimumab Drug Updates, Trials, Safety Data

Plus, rheumatology drug news, safety updates

Omnibus Rule Compliance Deadline Imminent

Business associate agreements under pressure to meet new, expanded HIPAA standards by September 23

The ACR/ARHP Member News

Awards, appointments and announcements in the world of rheumatology

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Inflammatory Origin of Fever Is Key to Diagnosis

Fever in rheumatology patients may present evidence of an inflammatory process

Update on Legislation, Advocacy Efforts to Advance Rheumatology

Status of progess to fix sustainable growth rate physician formula, other rheumatology-related issues facing Congress

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EULAR 2014: Shorten Delay for Access to Rheumatologic Patient Care

Rheumatologists, general practictioners discuss ways to improve their connection, remove barriers to patient care

EULAR 2014: Collaboration Among Rheumatology Groups Expected to Build

ACR, European League Against Rheumatism, other groups, to work together creating disease criteria and response sets, patient management guidelines

EULAR 2014: Ultrasound Use Important for Rheumatology

Experts offer insight into ultrasound for joint counts in rheumatoid arthritis, synovial biopsies, Sjögren's syndrome

EULAR 2014: Osteoarthritis and Obesity Link

Role of lipids in inflammation, new insights into T cell function focus of recent research

EULAR 2014: Cardiac Involvement in Rheumatic Diseases

Experts offer tips for treating, managing cardiac effects; using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients chronic inflammatory conditions

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