Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.
Lupus Leads Inflammatory Disorders in Cardiometabolic Risk
Study authors called for early screening and regular monitoring risk in patients with these disorders.
Actemra for Giant Cell Arteritis Study Data Published
The need to find an alternative to prolonged periods of steroid therapy was addressed.
Biomarkers Predict Digital Vascular Events in Scleroderma
Combining assays may identify patients at higher risk and lead to earlier treatment.
Systemic Sclerosis Linked With Altered Gut Microbiome
Low Bacteroidetes levels may suggest higher disease activity as in Crohn and other inflammatory diseases.
Medium-Sized Vasculitides May Be Distinct Diseases
A direct comparison of their clinical characteristics helps distinguish one from another.
Oral Corticosteroids and First Do No Harm
Even short-term use is associated with an increased risk of adverse events, this study shows.
Response Criteria for Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Agreed upon core measures help resolve differences in earlier guidelines for judging clinical response.
RA and Primary Care: 8 Looks to the Future
Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part.
Gout Rounds: 5 New Developments
Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review—plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.
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