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Uneven DMARD Use in RA May Not Worsen Short-term Outcomes
Lack of complete and consistent adherence to DMARD regimens may not be as adverse to outcomes as you think.
RA Patients Gain the Upper Hand With Exercises
Tailored exercises are effective in retraining and restoring hand function in rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatology Patients Seek Greater Voice in Treatment Decisions
More calls for rheumatologists to spend time listening to patients: Over half of respondents to a Dutch survey report too little say in decisions about treatments for RA and other conditions.
Interstitial Pneumonia? Rheumatic Disease Has Better Odds Than Idiopathic
Survival odds for interstitial pneumonia are better when the condition is comorbid with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic sclerosis than when the pulmonary fibrosis is idiopathic.
RA Patients Looking to Rheumatologists for Emotional Support
Many RA patients specifically want help from their rheumatology teams in coping with pain and fatigue, new studies show. The issue important in disability most often goes unaddressed.
Rheumatic Illnesses, NSAID Use May Boost VTE Risk
How often do doctors mistake signs of venous thromboembolism for rheumatic pain? Risk of VTE is increased in patients with some rheumatic diseases, and in those taking NSAIDs.
New Review Calls for Sarcopenia Screening
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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