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Practical information, guidance and helpful resources for healthcare providers around the management of rheumatic diseases.

View from the clinic

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.

Sarah Patterson MD, Patricia Katz Katz PhD

31-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | View from the clinic | Article

Managing osteoporosis in pediatric patients

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses the causes of low bone mineral density and osteoporosis in pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases, and suggests strategies for risk prevention and treatment of this disease.

Sangeeta Sule

Case reports

02-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

A case report of REM sleep behavior disorder, Behcet’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and cognitive dysfunction

The authors report a patient with a history of Behcet’s disease and Sjogren’s syndrome in which rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder was detected by polysomnographic monitoring.

Xiao F et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 19. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0022-y

27-06-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Case report | Article

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

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.

Tekin ZE, Yener GO, Yüksel S. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4088-z

25-05-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Case report | Article

Systemic sclerosis-rheumatoid arthritis overlap syndrome complicated with Sweet’s syndrome

Zhu et al report the case of a 34-year-old female patient with systemic sclerosis-rheumatoid arthritis overlap syndrome which has been complicated with Sweet’s syndrome.

Zhu T et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4150-y

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Patient and physician's perspectives

26-02-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Parent and physician perspectives

This article, co-authored by a parent of a child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and his pediatric rheumatologist, discusses the parent’s experience from diagnosis through living day-to-day with the disease.

Heath-Watson S, Sule S. Rheumatol Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0098-2

Practical approaches

16-08-2017 | Depression | Practical approach | Article

Identification and treatment optimization of comorbid depression in rheumatoid arthritis

A practical approach focusing on outlining recommendations for identifying and treating comorbid depression among rheumatoid arthritis patients, to be implemented within a rheumatology clinic setting.​​​​​​​

Mellissa H. Withers MH, Gonzalez LT, Karpouzas GA. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0072-4

14-08-2017 | Respiratory disorders | Practical approach | Article

Practical management of respiratory comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The authors summarize the international recommendations for the management of respiratory comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis and propose practical management suggestions to aid informed decision-making.

Bluett J, Jani M, Symmons DPM. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0071-5

Practical management guides

25-05-2017 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Practical management guide | Collection

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A diagnostic guide

30-04-2017 | Axial spondyloarthritis | Practical management guide | Collection

Axial spondyloarthritis: A diagnostic guide

30-04-2017 | Psoriatic arthritis | Practical management guide | Collection

Psoriatic arthritis: A diagnostic guide

Other related articles

30-04-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Review | Article

Digital health: A new dimension in rheumatology patient care

Kataria S, Ravindran V. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4037-x

26-03-2018 | Patient engagement | Review | Article

Physician–patient communication in rheumatology: A systematic review

Georgopoulou S, Prothero L, D’Cruz DP. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4016-2

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