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15-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

Two meta-analyses published in The Lancet provide estimates for how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last in patients with osteoarthritis.

14-02-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

No improvement in RA outcomes with SMS-enhanced monitoring

A Finnish trial has shown no significant improvement in the outcomes of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis who are monitored using an automated text message-enhanced approach versus the standard approach.

13-02-2019 | Ankylosing spondylitis | News

VTE risk elevated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a significantly increased risk for venous thromboembolism compared with the general population, with the risk apparently highest in the first year after diagnosis, study findings indicate.

12-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Ibuprofen may be a ‘reasonable option’ for analgesia after hip replacement

Patients who are treated with ibuprofen alone experience comparable pain control in the first day after hip replacement to those give acetaminophen plus ibuprofen, findings from the PANSAID trial suggest.

01-02-2019 | Quality of life | Podcast | Audio

Talking to patients about work

In this Medicine Matters rheumatology podcast, Editorial Board member Victoria Ruffing discusses the impact that musculoskeletal diseases can have on work, and the various recommendations and resources that can help patients to remain in the workplace.


04-01-2019 | Quality of life | Podcast | Audio

Talking to patients about sleep

In this Medicine Matters rheumatology podcast, Editorial Board member Victoria Ruffing discusses the causes of sleep problems in patients with rheumatic diseases, the impact these may have on symptoms and quality of life, and strategies to help patients manage their sleep.

19-12-2018 | Diagnosis and screening | Podcast | Audio

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis

In this Medicine Matters rheumatology podcast, we talk to President-Elect of EULAR Professor Iain McInnes, about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

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