Rheumatology Perspective and Journal Articles

 
 

  • Medscape Physician Assistant Burnout Report 2022 PAs share their experiences with burnout and depression and whether it's spurred thoughts of leaving the profession.
  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and Antiresorptive Agents Antiresorptive agents are commonly used to prevent bone loss and fractures, but prolonged use could potentially lead to osteonecrosis of the jaw. Which patients are most at risk?
  • Outcome and Factors of Lymphoma in Sjogren's Syndrome Primary Sjogren's syndrome is associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. What do we know about the clinical features and survival of these patients?
  • A Virus Poised to Jump Species to Humans   Researchers show how close we are to another pandemic, and how it will start with zoonotic transmission.
  • Episode 4: Team Effort: Multidisciplinary Approach to Severe Asthma   Drs Wechsler and Jackson discuss their partnerships with nurses, asthma educators, psychologists, speech therapists, and other specialists when diagnosing and treating patients with severe asthma.
  • The Dubious Value of Online Reviews Neurologist Allan Block describes online reviews of doctors by patients as "the wild west," with minimal rules and little if any oversight ― and argues that both good and bad ratings "mean nothing."
  • Clinical Predictors of Methotrexate Response in RA Patients Could certain factors determine treatment response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis patients? A new study uses a machine learning approach to identify potential predictors.
  • Psoriasis Highlights From EADV 2022   A new topical treatment for psoriasis, tapinarof, was shown to be safe and effective at EADV 2022. Other key psoriasis data spanned pustular psoriasis, HIV, mental health, and smoking as a risk factor.
  • Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report 2022 Nurses from the largest nursing specialties share their views in a new report on nurse income, including bonus pay, education, and certifications.
  • Reduced Fractures After Primary Hyperparathyroidism Surgery Primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with a greater risk for fractures, but undergoing surgery may help reduce this risk.
  • The Bionic Pancreas Triumphs in Pivotal Trial   We are closer than ever to a truly hands-free closed-loop insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes.
  • Substance and Opioid Abuse Report 2022 Physicians reveal their attitudes about substance abuse and how those challenges affect themselves and their patient's lives.
  • Losing and Preserving Dignity "We push to reduce backlogs, offer same-time virtual care, work to reduce costs. We've driven medicine to the efficient and left little of the dignity it seems," observes Jeffrey Benabio, MD, MBA.
  • Vitamin D Supplementation and Fractures in Adults Contradicting results from various systematic reviews/meta-analyses has led to variability in vitamin D guidelines for fracture prevention. What accounts for the discrepancies?
  • An Update on JAK Inhibitors in Skin Disease This paper summarizes recent trials of JAK inhibitors tested in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, including topical RUX, oral abrocitinib, upadacitinib, and baricitinib.
  • No Such Thing as an Easy Fix Neurologist Allan Block notes that although it's common for people to look for shortcuts, there's no easy fix when it comes to research — and life in general.
  • Chronic Pain in the 11th Revision of the ICD This article presents answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new, more comprehensive ICD-11 chronic pain classification, and its application to common pain syndromes.
  • Infographic: Incomes Climb for Young Physicians For physicians younger than 40 years, average compensation rose in 2021 at rates even faster than for their older peers. However, a pay gap persists between younger male and female doctors.
  • Young Physicians Compensation Report 2022 Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2022 explores changes in overall income, incentives, and attitudes about work amid recovery from a very tough year.
  • Pericapsular Nerve Group Block + LIA in Hip Arthroplasty Does PENG block significantly reduce short-term postoperative pain in total hip arthroplasty when used in combination with spinal anesthesia and local infiltrating analgesia?