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

View from the clinic

15-03-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | View from the clinic | Article

When is the optimal time to withdraw therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients who have achieved clinical remission?

Rolando Cimaz summarizes the results of his recent research into withdrawing biologic therapy in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and suggests how long patients should remain on therapy following clinical remission.

Author:
Rolando Cimaz

08-01-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | View from the clinic | Article

Nutrition in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A weighty issue?

Reflecting on the challenges faced by patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Editorial Board member Sangeeta Sule presents strategies to help these patients maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise.

Author:
Sangeeta Sule

Case reports

02-05-2018 | Granulomatosis with polyangiitis | Case report | Article

Pyoderma gangrenosum-like ulcerations in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: Two cases and literature review

The authors report two patients with ulcerative lesions resembling pyoderma gangrenosum that were the presenting sign of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and propose an approach to differentiate the two.

Genovese G et al. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4035-z

09-03-2018 | Gout | Case report | Article

A beacon in the dark: Canakinumab. A new therapeutic perspective in chronic tophaceous gout

The authors report the case of a 65-year-old male patient with chronic tophaceous gout refractory to conventional therapies who responded to treatment with canakinumab.

Marotto D et al. Rheumatol Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0104-8

23-02-2018 | Osteoporosis | Case report | Article

Multiple vertebral fractures associated with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis treated with teriparatide followed by kyphosis correction fusion: A case report

The authors report the case of a 24-year-old woman diagnosed with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis who experienced multiple vertebral fractures despite multiple preventative treatments.

Uei H et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4425-9

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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 (JIA) and his pediatric rheumatologist, discusses the parent’s experience of having a child with JIA 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 | Psoriatic arthritis | Practical management guide | Collection

Psoriatic arthritis: A diagnostic guide

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

Axial spondyloarthritis: 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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