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Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic Diseases

Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.

Rheumatic Diseases

The increased risk for venous thromoboembolism after surgery among patients with rheumatic disease appears to trace to those conditions with a clotting component. However, joint surgery in general has a high risk of this complication.

A recent interest in the effects of neutrophil extracellular traps in gout tophi could shed light on inflammatory processes in other autoimmune diseases.

Joint classification criteria for systemic sclerosis from the two major specialty societies appear to be more sensitive and perform better in real-life clinical practice than the previous version.

Gout

Once a disease of kings, gout affects an increasing number of “commoners”—and the physical and economic toll is high.

The American College of Rheumatology has issued a public statement of concern about the need for policy changes, studies, and post-marketing vigilance in the wake of FDA's approval of the first US biosimilar.

What condition is represented by inflammatory muscle disease, interstitial lung disease, Raynaud phenomenon, arthritis, and cutaneous manifestations, and in what rheumatologic diseases might you see it?

Norman B. Gaylis MD

A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.

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