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Rheumatology

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

Aug 09, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly two in five struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll....

Assess of the Liver Fibrosis Development in Methotrexate Arthritis Patients Using FibroScan

Aug 09, 2022

Methotrexate (MTX) is frequently used as the first-line therapy for numerous rheumatic diseases (RDs) due to its inexpensive cost and established efficacy in decreasing disease activity. However, the ...

Healthcare Utilization & Costs for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Aug 09, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate the scope and expenditures of ambulatory primary care, specialty physician care, and hospital service utilization for musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) in ...

Gout and Hospital Admission for ACSCs: Risks and Trajectories

Aug 09, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to look into the risks and patterns of hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs) in gout. Those with no doctor-diagnosed gout from 1998 to 200...

Hospitalizations for Acute Gout: Identifying Admission Predictors & Process Mapping the Inpatient Journey

Aug 09, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine determinants of admission following ED visits for gout flares and to highlight impediments to appropriate inpatient gout management. Between January 1, ...

Uveitis in Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis : Occurrence and Risk Factors

Aug 09, 2022

Data are scarce on uveitis in juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA), a subtype of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The frequency and risk factors for JPsA-associated uveitis are discussed (JPsA-U). ...

Tacrolimus in IP Patients Associated With Polymyositis or DM

Aug 09, 2022

Tacrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor, has been licensed to treat interstitial pneumonia (IP) in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis (DM). Postmarketing surveillance was begun to investigate ...

One-Leg Stand Is Useful Tool for Assessing Fall Risk in RA

Aug 09, 2022

The one-leg stand could have value as a prognostic tool for fall risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, despite safety concerns for some patients. Studies have shown that people with rheum...

Coping Patterns of Fibromyalgia Patients: Impact of FTI Program

Aug 09, 2022

The physical and mental symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome include pain, tiredness, and sleep issues. The mental symptoms include sadness, mental weariness, and a sense of hopelessness. Problem-or...

IV Golimumab in AS Patients With Early & Late Disease

Aug 09, 2022

For a post hoc analysis, researchers compared patients with early disease (ED) of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to those with late disease (LD) to determine the effectiveness and safety of intravenous (...

Satisfaction With a Virtual LC Aimed at Implementing TTT in RA

Aug 09, 2022

There is a dearth of data on participant experiences in virtual learning collaboratives (LCs) and participant suggestions on how this format may be improved. Treat-to-target (TTT) adherence for RA was...

IPAF Patients: Identification and Prognosis

Aug 09, 2022

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and signs of autoimmunity are present in patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF), but they do not meet the criteria for connective tissue d...

COVID-19 Pandemic Psychological, Subsequent Stress & Successful Coping in Rheumatic Diseases Patients

Aug 09, 2022

For a qualitative-quantitative mixed-methods study, researchers sought to evaluate COVID-related stress at enrollment, subsequent stress, and clinical and behavioral traits associated with successful ...

Musculoskeletal “Mini-Residency” Professional Development Program Impact on Knee MRI

Aug 09, 2022

A variety of educational programs have been developed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to instruct primary care providers (PCPs) in assessing and treating typical musculoskeletal (MSK) problem...

Real-Time v-pGALS for Musculoskeletal Assessment of Children During Telemedicine Visits

Aug 09, 2022

The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic boosted telemedicine applications, and doctors sought to create new musculoskeletal evaluation techniques for virtual consultations. For a study, resea...

Patient Empowerment Among Arthritis Adults

Aug 09, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine the extent of patient empowerment disparities depending on biopsychosocial patient-reported measures and which measures best explained those differences. ...

Neuroinflammation Microstructural Evidence: Psychological Symptoms & Pain in Fibromyalgia

Aug 09, 2022

The brain structure and functional connections are altered in fibromyalgia (FM) patients, but the mechanisms behind these alterations were unknown. For a study, researchers looked at the changes in br...

Psoriasis Incidence Rates in Children with IBD and Juvenile Arthritis Treated With TNFi and DMARDs

Aug 09, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to calculate the difference in the incidence of psoriasis (PsO) in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and chronic nonb...

Chronic Nonbacterial Osteomyelitis (CNO) in Children

Aug 09, 2022

Researchers and doctors are beginning to recognize the rare autoinflammatory bone disease known as chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO). To raise awareness of certain demographics, traits, and pre...

M2 Macrophages, Th2, & B Cells With Pathomechanism in MPA Complicated by ILD

Aug 09, 2022

Using the serum biomarker profile and pulmonary histopathology, researchers sought to investigate the pathomechanism of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) worsened by interstitial lung disease (ILD). T...