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07-05-2020 | Systemic sclerosis | News

Concise self-management hand program effective for SSc patients

Research indicates that a home-based, self-management program that promotes easy hand exercises and gives direction on moisturizing and warming effectively reduces pain and improves function in the hands of patients with systemic sclerosis.

Multidisciplinary approach needed for rheumatology patients with coronary artery disease

An analysis of percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes among people with rheumatic diseases suggests that those with systemic sclerosis have an elevated risk for multiple in-hospital complications, while patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have an increased bleeding risk.

04-02-2020 | Cardiovascular disease | Highlight | News

Multidisciplinary approach needed for rheumatology patients with coronary artery disease

An analysis of percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes among people with rheumatic diseases suggests that those with systemic sclerosis have an elevated risk for multiple in-hospital complications, while patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have an increased bleeding risk.

03-02-2020 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Upper limb exercises improve QoL in people with SLE

A 12-week program of arm- and hand-strengthening and stretching exercises significantly improves function, dexterity, performance of daily activities, and quality of life in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, research shows.

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Daniel Furst and Nihal Fathi present a case of a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis who undergoes autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after failing two other therapies.

14-12-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Case study | Article

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Daniel Furst and Nihal Fathi present a case of a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis who undergoes autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after failing two other therapies.

20-11-2018 | Myositis | Article

Long-term follow-up of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for refractory juvenile dermatomyositis: A case-series study

Zhu J et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 72. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0284-3

21-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Review | Article

Pain and its management in systemic sclerosis

Merz EL, Assassi S, Malcarne VL. Curr Treat Options in Rheum 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40674-018-0104-4

11-07-2018 | Arthroplasty | Review | Article

Total joint arthroplasty in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Compagnoni R, Gualtierotti R, Randelli P. Adv Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s12325-018-0750-9

28-06-2018 | Myositis | Review | Article

Update on inclusion body myositis

Jabari D et al. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 52. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0755-z

25-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Review | Article

Update on the gastrointestinal microbiome in systemic sclerosis

Bellocchi C, Volkmann ER. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 49. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0758-9

Incorporating exercise in the treatment of lupus and other rheumatic diseases: It's time!

In this piece, Sarah Patterson and Patricia Katz discuss the benefits of exercise, and the barriers to increasing physical activity, in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus [read more].

12-06-2018 | Physical activity | View from the clinic | Article

Incorporating exercise in the treatment of lupus and other rheumatic diseases: It's time!

In this piece, Sarah Patterson and Patricia Katz discuss the benefits of exercise, and the barriers to increasing physical activity, in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

05-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

The effects of upper and lower limb exercise on the microvascular reactivity in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis patients

Mitropoulos A et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 112. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1605-0

23-05-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | News

Online self-management program disappoints in SSc trial

Results of a randomized controlled trial suggest that an internet-based self-management program is no more beneficial than an educational book for patients with systemic sclerosis.

12-05-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Nutritional intervention in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: Protective effect against the increase in fat mass

Abad TO et al. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4031-3

03-05-2018 | Pain | Article

EULAR recommendations for the health professional’s approach to pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis

Geenen R et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018; 77: 797–807. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212662

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