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Referral Tool May Improve RA Diagnoses, Cut Patients’ Wait Times

Study finds applying standard classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis resulted in diagnoses...

Common Painkiller May Not Ease Lower Back Pain or Osteoarthritis

People with lower back pain or aching hips or knees might not get much relief from the painkiller...

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spondylitis

Imaging in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Currently, little is known about the sequence of events leading to new bone formation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In rheumatoid arthritis, there is an association between inflammation and erosive bone destruction, which is not followed by repair. For patients with AS, it has been proposed that a similar sequence of events takes place, with the modification that erosive bone destruction is followed by tissue repair, which develops into mature bone when inflammation has resolved. ...

osteoarthritis

New Therapeutics for Osteoarthritis May Be in Sight

“Doctor, I saw a commercial on TV for a new drug to treat arthritis,” is a statement I’ve heard time and again from my patients suffering with osteoarthritis (OA). My response is universally the same, “Oooh, that’s not for you; that’s for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.” This then turns into a conversation about the differences between degenerative and autoimmune joint disease. My concluding remark is usually the same, “We don’t have anything new for your arthritis now, but we’re working on it” ...

 

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Rheumatology Research Foundation Receives $1 Million Donation

Norman B. Gaylis, MD, provides funds to benefit physician-driven medical research; establish ongoing research award for practicing rheumatologists.

Former Foundation President Reflects on 30 Years of Research & Training

Q&A with inaugural president Arthur Weaver, MD, MS, as the Foundation marks its 30th anniversary.

Congressional Lawmakers Every Rheumatologist Should Know

Key leaders, committee members who can influence federal issues relevant to rheumatology.

 

 

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