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From: The Rheumatologist, October 2014


University of California at San Francisco Rheumatology Division Recognized for Excellence

Diversity, depth of department's clinical and research programs are its hallmarks

Diagnosis, Treatment for Patient with Psoriasis, Fever, Bloating, and Rash

A 65-year-old man presents with symptoms of erythrodermic psoriasis flare

Electronic Health Records Present Communication Challenges for Physicians

Digitized patient records have transformed how clinicians record, understand clinical information

Antiphospholipid Antibodies Activate mTORC in Vessels

Research around autoimmune disorder shows patients may respond to treatment with sirolimus

Kawasaki Disease Spread May be Linked to Wind

Latest study suggests tropospheric winds from farmlands in northeastern China may carry etiologic agent for KD to the Far East, Western U.S.

Accelerating Medicines Partnership Targets Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Research collaboration among scientists, pharmaceutical companies, nonprofits promotes precompetitive sharing of data collection, analyses

Mortality Rates Improve for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emerging research suggests patients with RA are living longer, bolsters support for early aggressive treatment of RA

Treatment, Management Options for Difficult-to-Control Gout

Patient education is key to medication compliance, battling gouty flares

ANCA-Associated Vasculitis in Systemic Sclerosis

A case report

Choosing Wisely: Recommendations from Medical Specialties Beyond Rheumatology

Practice gems that may help rheumatologists avoid performing costly patient tests, procedures of limited use

Persistent Symptomatic Hypocalcemia Due to Denosumab: A Case Review

Patients with osteoporosis and impaired renal function are at risk

Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes: Difficult to Recognize, Diagnose, Treat

Two case studies demonstrate the difficulty, delay in recognizing this rare autoinflammatory disease

more Features

From the College

The ACR Practice Management Department Offers Myriad Resources for Rheumatologists

Tools, resources help physicians, staff tackle billing and coding rules, navigate healthcare compliance issues

Coding Corner Answer: October

Coding for facet joint nerve injection for a patient with osteoarthritis

American Medical Association House of Delegates Annual Meeting Update

AMA delegation chair Gary L. Bryant, MD, outlines AMA's progress with ongoing initiatives, new resolutions submitted by the ACR

Advocate for Rheumatology Issues During Election Season

The ACR encourages members to meet with elected officials during Congress’ fall recess

Coding Corner Question: October

Coding for facet joint nerve injection for a patient with osteoarthritis

Rheumatology Research Foundation’s Annual Investigators’ Meeting Spotlights Latest Findings

Groundbreaking research in treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory disease discussed at Foundation's celebrated event

Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness Registry Can Help Physicians Improve Practice Performance

RISE system compares physician practices with national benchmarks, links physicians with electronic health records

The 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Must-See Pre-Meeting Courses

Courses on microbiome in rheumatic diseases, patient-centered outcomes are highlights

The 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The ACR invites members to submit ideas for educational content to be featured at its Annual Meeting in Boston Nov. 14–17

The ACR Provides Resources to Maximize Experience at 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Mobile device app, session tracker, program book and technology center streamline meeting information for attendees

more From the College


The Rheumatology Podcast Informs, Entertains

Rheumatologist-narrated podcasts about clinical, topical issues in rheumatology help colleagues stay connected to specialty

Ethics Forum: Electronic Health Records Raise Concerns about Physician-Patient Relationship

Health information technology may distract physicians during exam room visits with patients

Decernotinib, Subcutaneous Methotrexate Drug Updates, Trials, Approvals

Plus, rheumatology drug news, safety updates

Rheumatologist Spends Time Playing, Recording Music

Guitarist Jerry W. Goldberg, MD, carves out time for weekly band rehearsals, occasional performances for charitable causes

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Rheumatology Outreach in Macedonia

Occupational therapist Carole Dodge, OT, CHT, describes experience providing hand therapy to patients with arthritis, rheumatic disease

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records Yields Unexpected Results

Physicians find patients' interaction with their digitized records can improve engagement, outcomes

Funding Crisis Threatens Research and Training in Rheumatology

The ACR and Rheumatology Research Foundation present data to reinforce importance of supporting rheumatology research

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