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

Rheumatic Diseases

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US Supreme Court has upheld tax subsidies for low income and middle class people who buy health insurance through federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Here's what it means for patients with rheumatologic disease.

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A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.

The availability of reliable, up-to-date information about biosimilars is crucial if patients are to understand these agents. A new position paper highlights what is needed to assist physicians, patient organizations, and patients.

A comprehensive review has compiled and summarized all current information about pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of the various subsets of myositis.

Hardening of the skin in systemic sclerosis impairs patients' ability to care for their own teeth properly. As a result, this study suggests, dental issues may be prognostic indicators.

Are you letting meaningless details squander your mental currency in rheumatology practice? The author points out how to recapture energy stolen by mere paperwork that should be used on your real job: Patient care.


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