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Connective tissue diseases

Case report

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Haematopoietic stem cells

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.

medwireNews@ACR/ARHP 2018

Ustekinumab shows potential for the treatment of SLE

Ronald van Vollenhoven

Ronald van Vollenhoven discusses phase II trial results demonstrating that the interkeukin-12/23 inhibitor ustekinumab may be a promising treatment option for systemic lupus erythematosus (5:36).

Expert opinion editorial

Vaccination in children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions

Child being vaccinated (symbolic image with models)

In this editorial, the authors discuss the risks of live vaccination in children taking antirheumatic medications and how to manage these, as well as how health authorities can address decreasing vaccination coverage of the general public.

Expert opinion editorial

Planning and managing pregnancy in lupus patients

Pregnant woman_doctor with clipboard

Megan Clowse discusses the importance of planning pregnancy in patients with lupus to avoid high-risk pregnancy, and outlines strategies to manage active lupus during pregnancy.

Journal article

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events from cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy illustration

In this review, mechanisms of action of checkpoint inhibitors and how they might cause rheumatic immune-related adverse events are described [read more].
Calabrese LH, Calabrese C, Cappelli LC. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0074-9

Themed collections

11-06-2017 | Comorbidities | Themed collection | Collection

Comorbidities in rheumatic disease

This content collection provides an overview of important comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease, mental health, lung disease, fatigue, malignancy and infection, in patients with rheumatic diseases, with a focus on underlying mechanisms.

Journal articles and book chapters

04-12-2018 | Comorbidities | Article

Prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis versus rheumatoid arthritis: a comparative, multicenter, matched-cohort study

Panopoulos S et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1771-0

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

01-10-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction predicts mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis

Tennøe AH et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 72: 1804–1813. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.07.068

25-09-2018 | Sjögren’s syndrome | Article

Clinical and immunological features of anti-centromere antibody-positive primary Sjögren’s syndrome

Tsukamoto M, Suzuki K, Takeuchi T. Rheumatol Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0126-2


A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

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Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within rheumatology management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

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