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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

Statin use by patients with muscle damage may induce neoantigens, leading to polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

New rheumatology-focused electronic health record systems make recording patient assessments easier. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement

Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, the American College of Rheumatology's aptly named new registry should boost overall outcomes in rheumatic disease, if enough clinicians join. A rheumatologist with informatics credentials hopes its ease of use (and benefits) will encourage wide adoption.

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British clinicians share their experience with the management of airway stenosis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Treatment succeeds, but recurrence is common.

Risks for venous and pulmonary thromboembolism are increased dramatically in patients with giant cell arteritis, especially in the first year after diagnosis.

The FDA has approved the first combination to treat chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection that does not require co-administration with interferon or ribavirin. Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) treats genotype 1 HCV.

How much disability in rheumatoid disease is due to associated muscle loss? Especially for older patients, says a review of the condition, vigilance for sarcopenia is warranted.

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