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Interdisciplinary intervention improves hand grip strength in OA patients

Hand grip

A single-session nonpharmacologic intervention delivered by rheumatology-trained healthcare professionals from different disciplines improves grip strength among patients with hand osteoarthritis, randomized trial findings suggest.

Journal article

Calcium crystal deposition diseases: Beyond gout

Features of calcium crystal deposition disease on imaging

In this review, the main clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate and basic calcium phosphate crystal deposition are discussed, along with the biological effects of these crystals, current therapeutic approaches and future directions in therapy [read more].
McCarthy GM, Dunne A. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0078-5

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Weight gain may be linked to development of knee OA in overweight patients


Overweight and obese women who gain weight over a 2.5-year period are more likely to experience progression of knee joint synovitis than those who maintain a stable bodyweight, research suggests.

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Updated EULAR guidance for managing hand OA published

Guidelines folder

EULAR has issued updated recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis based on current evidence and expert opinion.

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Oral OA therapy not linked to knee replacement risk

Knee replacement

Exposure to oral osteoarthritis therapies is unlikely to be a risk factor for requiring knee replacement, suggests an analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative database.

Journal articles and book chapters


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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