Rheumatology Perspective

 
 
  • New Potential Drug Therapy for AI-Associated Arthralgia The anti-depressant duloxetine effectively reduced musculoskeletal symptoms early in the course of treatment with aromatase inhibitors for early-stage breast cancer.
  • Hospital Holiday Decorations 'Tis the season to deck the hospital wards with decorations only a medical professional would love.
  • Withdrawing Therapy in Patients With Arthritis   Dr Jonathan Kay reviews three studies evaluating three different withdrawal strategies for patients with arthritis, from the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
  • How Sports Empower Women Dr Mandelbaum focuses on the empowerment of the female athlete over time and describes how sports help women gain economic independence.
  • A New Rheumatic Disease? Rheumatologist Anne Bass discusses a new, medication-induced form of arthritis, plus other highlights from the 2017 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
  • Books That Doctors Would Like to Give (or Receive!) Medscape's advisors and contributors tell us which books they are planning to give to a colleague or family member this holiday season.
  • From San Diego, A Great Debate on Biosimilars   Dr Jonathan Kay provides an overview of news and views on biosimilars to be presented at ACR 2017.
  • Patients Say 'Thank You!' Have you changed a life recently? Your patients think so, and they'd like to thank you.
  • Psoriasis: Disease Duration and CV Risk Disease duration joins severity as a factor driving CV risk in patients with psoriasis, but the right therapy can lower this risk.
  • Naturally Dangerous: 11 Foods to Fear Fresh lychees, raw cashews, whole nutmegs, oh my! Here are 11 foods that are potentially toxic when ingested in their natural or unripe form.
  • New Techniques to Predict Response to Immunotherapy The latest immunotherapy trials suggest that all subgroups benefit, yet not all patients do well. A group of French researchers is tackling this conundrum head-on.
  • Peer Review: Work or Hobby? Dr Andrew Wilner asks whether busy clinicians should receive compensation for participating in peer review.
  • NAMS 2017 Annual Meeting Overview   Drug holidays should not be taken when using denosumab; molecular breast imaging may outperform mammography; and other topics, as reviewed during the NAMS annual meeting.
  • Getting to the Bottom of Lupus Biology Rheumatologist Dr Mary K. Crow discusses her research into the molecular mechanisms behind lupus and promising new treatment approaches.
  • Test Your Knowledge: Treating Patients After TKA Answer these 5 questions on treating patients after TKA for an indication of how you would do on an orthopedics board certification or maintenance of certification exam if you had to take one today.
  • How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic   Representatives of the Hospital for Special Surgery describe their successful three-part approach to helping patients and providers.
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2017 Annual Meeting Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACR 2017.
  • Freedom of Speech Is Also Needed in Health and Medicine Suppression of alternative ideas and healthy debate is not just a college campus issue--it's affecting medicine too, warns Dr Mandrola.
  • Probiotics: Health or Hype? Products infused with these supposedly beneficial microorganisms are flying off the shelf. This survey of recent studies asks whether the excitement is warranted.
  • Bad Medicine: Evil Clinicians in Literature and Film A catalogue of some of fiction's most egregious flaunters of the Hippocratic Oath.