Rheumatology

 
Allopurinol May Help Prevent First ACS Event in Patients with Gout
November 28, 2022

Allopurinol exposures of 100 mg or more than 100 mg were associated with lower odds of first-ever ACS with some differences between sexes, a new study reports.

Arthritis in Older Adults: Patient Thoughts on Symptoms, Management, & Clinician Counseling
September 14, 2022

New findings from a national survey shed light on patient attitudes and experiences with arthritis and joint pain.

Two-thirds of Older Adults with Arthritis Use OTC Treatments, yet Many Do not Consult with Clinician about Medication Risks
September 12, 2022

Findings from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging highlight the need for clinicians to raise the topic of joint pain with their older patients.

Gout Found More Prevalent among Black Adults in Nationally-representative Population
August 19, 2022

Racial disparities in gout prevalence could be explained by diet, social determinants of health, kidney disease, and other factors that suggest interventions.

Excess Weight and Genetics May Put Women at Higher Risk of Gout
December 10, 2021

Excess adiposity and genetic predisposition both were found to be associated with a higher risk of gout, particularly among US women, in a new prospective study.

FDA Approves Novel Treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Adults
August 02, 2021

The approval represents the first new treatment for generalized systemic lupus erythematosus in over a decade.

How to Help Patients Refine a Concept of Gut Health: Two Perspectives, One View
July 16, 2021

Patients interested in optimizing their own gut health have typically tried several approaches before they ask a clinician for help. Two specialists offer seasoned guidance on what helps most.

Pain Management in Acute Gout: NSAIDs or COX-2 Inhibitors?
February 25, 2021

A recent meta-analysis assessed comparative clinical efficacy of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors. Try these 7 questions on the findings - does your clinical experience match?

Pain Management for Osteoarthritis: A 6-question Quiz
February 02, 2021

Opioids or opiate-like analgesics? Weight loss, exercise, or orthotics? Sleep interventions or cognitive therapy? What works for OA pain and what's the evidence?

RA and Primary Care: 8 Looks to the Future
May 10, 2017

Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part.