The systems most commonly affected are the musculoskeletal and dermatologic. Here, Dr Alan Moss, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses the prevalence and management of these conditions in primary care.
In a phase 2 trial of treatment for ulcerative colitis, the percentage of patients who had clinical response and remission was higher in the group treated with tofacitinib than in patients who received placebo.
A 27-year-old white man, an active-duty soldier who previously had been healthy, presented with a 5-month history of progressively worsening swelling, pain and, eventually, skin hardening in both legs and then arms
The newly designed Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Web site, http://www.ccfa.org, is devoted to providing accurate, unbiased information about inflammatory bowel disease and the progress being made toward finding cures
Anti–tumor necrosis factor α therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis, according to a retrospective analysis of contemporary data presented at the 2012 Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, held recently in Berlin.
A closer look at racial disparities in treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis show nuanced explanations for why African Americans are less willing to undergo drug therapy and surgery. More careful and clearer communication may go a long way toward closing the gap. More »
The reasons for the association aren't yet clear, but experts are warning that you should consider a fracture a red flag for cardiovascular risk in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Fractures also are associated with an increased mortality risk in general among RA patients. More »
(VIDEO) With rising attention to anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in RA classification, what is the current significance of rheumatoid factor? Rheumatologist Josef Smolen tells how he and others at the Medical University of Vienna addressed the question. More »
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.