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Glucocorticoid Found to Increase Bone Mineral Density in Mouse Study

Recent research suggests the lymphocyte-suppressive effect of dexamethasone may underlie the...

Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism Associated with Hyperuricemia in Chinese Population

Researchers find link between hyperuricemia and higher serum uric acid levels in patients with APOE...

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Ebola: Hemorrhagic Fever and Macrophage Activation Syndrome

The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa (more than 5,500 dead), with infection now having been carried to countries in other continents, has prompted a need for clinicians as well as public health officials to better understand the pathobiology of Ebola infection. ...

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The Science of Chronic Itch

The definition of pruritus, more commonly known as itch, was introduced by a German physician named Samuel Hafenreffer in 1660 as an "unpleasant sensation that elicits the desire or reflex to scratch." Chronic pruritus affects approximately 15–20% of the U.S. population and accounts for more than 7 million outpatient visits per year. Chronic pruritus affects multiple quality of life parameters, including mood, concentration, eating habits, sexual function and sleep. Indeed, QoL studies have shown equivalence in terms of impact of chronic pain and chronic itch on QoL measures. ...

 

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Meaningful Use Attestation Does Not Satisfy Physician Quality Reporting System Requirements

Separate clinical quality reporting measures must be submitted for each program.

Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness Registry Can Improve Patient Care

RISE data entry process syncs with patients' electronic health records to create quality improvement reports, chart progress.

Pediatric Rheumatologist Wins 2014 Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

The ACR member Dr. Marilyn G. Punaro is first pediatric rheumatologist to earn the Patricia & William L. Watson Jr., MD, award.

 

 

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Last day to make your 2014 tax-deductible gift to the Rheumatology Research Foundation

DEADLINE: Established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the United States. On average, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is invested in Foundation programs.Since its founding in 1985, the Foundation has funded over $107 million providing more than 2,200 awards and grants to medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, physicians and health professionals. Some 77 percent of Foundation...

Bridge Funding Award application

DEADLINE: The purpose of the Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge Award is to provide bridge funding for promising investigators as they are revising outstanding career development awards (e.g., NIH K08/K23 awards or VA CDA-2 awards). Through this bridge funding award, the Foundation plans to support young faculty members so that they have the highest likelihood of achieving success in obtaining longer term career development awards. Applicants must have received a score and funding decision...

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