Rheumatology

 
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.

All About Gout for Primary Care: Treating Chronic Disease
March 27, 2017

Preventing further acute attacks and decreasing the tophi burden becomes a secondary goal.

Gout Rounds: 5 New Developments
March 27, 2017

Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review-plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.

All About Gout for Primary Care: Treating Acute Gout
March 21, 2017

The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.

All About Gout for Primary Care: The Diagnosis
March 21, 2017

Clinical presentation, history, and laboratory evaluation can make a diagnosis of gout, but crystal examination is the “gold standard.”