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Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.
80-Year-Old Woman With Hip Pain
Whatever is causing this woman's hip pain, her x-ray looks quite severe. The diagnosis was correct 40 years ago, but it couldn't be treated effectively then. What's the problem?
FDA Takes First Steps to Regulate Single-Lab Tests
The FDA today announced that it is preparing to regulate laboratory tests developed and marketed within a single lab. This should lead eventually to more clarity about testing for diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Cause and Prevention of APS Organ Damage Revealed
Antiphospholipid syndrome involves both blood vessel damage and thrombosis. A new study reveals the molecular pathway that causes the former, and a drug that inhibits it.
Patients Get a Voice in PsA Guidelines and Research
Outcomes in psoriatic arthritis should improve, representatives of the research body GRAPPA assert, now that patients are gaining a role in creating symptom measures and definitions.
Secukinumab Effective for Psoriasis
In two large randomized trials an anti-IL 17A monoclonal antibody proves better for psoriasis than placebo or etanercept.
Coming Soon: North American Guidelines for AS and AxSpA
Do European guidelines for axial spondylitis adequately address patient needs on the other side of the Atlantic?
Lancet Case Report: Grooves Around the Veins
A 71-year-old woman with one month of joint pain showed a classic sign of eosinophilic fasciitis.
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