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Fibromyalgia Pain Associated with Changes in Brain Connectivity

Research suggests weakened sensory cortex connectivity extending beyond the traditional...

Serum Uric Acid May Be Link between Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

New research has shown elevated levels of serum uric acid in patients with obstructive sleep apnea...

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Papulosis

Malignant Atrophic Papulosis Is Challenging to Diagnose, Treat

In December 2009, we encountered a 17-year-old male who was dying from a recently diagnosed catastrophic disease. He was previously healthy and athletic. He was a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) with decompensated vital signs, following an exploratory laparotomy for poly­bacterial peritonitis and sepsis from gastrointestinal (GI) microperforations. He was deteriorating despite treatment with immune intravenous globulin (IVIG) and broad-spectrum antibiotics. ...

RA and sex obstacles

Rheumatologists May Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Overcome Obstacles to Sex

“How’s your sex life?” That’s a question rheumatologists should be asking their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients regularly. More than half of all RA patients have difficulties with sex, says Alex Shteynshlyuger, MD, a New York City urologist. Yet sex doesn’t always get the attention from rheumatologists that it deserves. ...

 

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Healthcare Market Payment Shift Makes Patient Co-Pays More Important

Physicians will need to enforce stricter policies, procedures to collect patient co-payments, deductibles.

The 2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Offers Programs for Rheumatology Clinicians, Researchers, Practice Management Professionals

Rheumatology's premier event to be held in Boston from Nov. 14–19.

2014 Physician Quality Reporting System; Important Dates, Deadlines

PQRS reporting deadlines required to meet to reap incentives, avoid penalties.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Marshall J. Schiff, MD, Memorial Fellow Research Award application

DEADLINE: The purpose of the Marshall J. Schiff, MD, Memorial Fellow Research Award is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of rheumatology and provide fellows-in-training who have authored or co-authored an abstract submitted to the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting an opportunity to attend the meeting to present their abstract.  

Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award application

DEADLINE: The purpose of the Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award is motivate residents to pursue subspecialty training in rheumatology by providing the opportunity to experience rheumatology first-hand at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Trainees who authored or co-authored an abstract submitted for the upcoming ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting are eligible to apply.  

Amgen Pediatric Research Award application

DEADLINE: The purpose of the Pediatric Research Award is to promote scholarship in the field of pediatric rheumatology, recognize outstanding abstracts and provide an opportunity to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Trainees who authored or co-authored an abstract submitted for the upcoming ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting are eligible to apply.  

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