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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

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Early signs of cardiac impairment detected in patients with new-onset SLE

Cardiogram and heart

Patients with newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus may experience changes to the cardiac extracellular matrix that are indicative of subclinical cardiac impairment, researchers report.

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Oral microbiome imbalance reported in Sjögren’s syndrome patients


Study results suggest that patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, and those with similar symptoms, may experience dysbiosis of the buccal mucosa microbiome.

Practice tip: View from the Clinic

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

Woman doing push ups (symbolic image with model)

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].

Journal article

Acquired angioedema in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: case-based review

Patient with angioedema (used with permission)

Tekin et al. report the case of a previously healthy 16-year-old girl with an acquired angioedema as a rare and initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus, and review the related literature [read more].
Tekin ZE, Yener GO, Yüksel S. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4088-z

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

15-09-2018 | Myositis | Review | Article

Current treatment for myositis

Barsotti S, Lundberg IE. Curr Treat Options in Rheum 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40674-018-0106-2


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.

Images and illustrations

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

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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