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Rat Model of Arthritis Sheds Light on How Disease Affects Bone

Increased bone turnover, mineral loss among signs of bone damage found in disease-induced rats

Compatibility Issues Make Physicians’ Use of Electronic Health Records Systems Tougher

Rheumatologist says difficulty sharing patient information between different EHR systems an obstacle

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Biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis Remain Elusive

The search for biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ones that will predict which patients will respond to certain therapies, is often described as the search for the holy grail—long, frustrating, intense and elusive. ...

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The Rheumatologist as Detective

In rheumatology, the diagnosis may be apparent as soon as I shake a patient’s hand or scan the face or extremities for clues. Some physical signs are pathognomonic, that is, specific for only one disease. Osteoarthritis spares the knuckles, but gradually enlarges the middle and distal joints of the fingers. A heliotrope rash—a faint purplish swelling around the eye—is specific for the immunologic muscle disease, dermatomyositis. The thickened skin of scleroderma, the facial rash of lupus, the destructive saddle nose deformity of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), are rare but specific signs of their respective diseases. ...

 

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The ACR Board of Directors, Foundation Board of Directors, & ARHP Executive Committee Welcome New Members

New members announced at 2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Boston.

Rheumatology Fellows-in-Training Offer Fresh Perspectives on the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Medical residents relay insights on annual meeting sessions, lectures, networking events, and Boston tourism.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Shares Excitement About Specialty with Medical Students, Residents

Foundation's Student and Resident Experience event at the ACR/ARHP annual meeting encourages students to pursue career in rheumatology.

 

 

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