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

View from the clinic

29-11-2018 | Pediatric | View from the clinic | Collection

Growing up right: Transitioning from pediatric to adult rheumatology care

Sangeeta Sule outlines the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult rheumatology care, highlights key resources to support families and healthcare providers, and provides tips on managing the transition process.

31-07-2018 | Pain disorders | View from the clinic | Article

A multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain in children

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses the challenges faced when managing chronic pain in children and adolescents.

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.

Case reports

14-12-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Case report | Article

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Daniel Furst and Nihal Fathi present a case of a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis who undergoes autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after failing two other therapies.

18-10-2018 | Crystal arthropathies | Case report | Article

Hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis: A clinical challenge for diagnosis and treatment

Editorial board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz presents an interesting presentation of coexistant hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis, and outlines the challenges of diagnosis and management of these conditions.

27-07-2018 | Bone diseases | Case report | Article

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

The authors present a rare case of sporadic chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in which the patient eventually developed cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated renal vasculitis and hyperparathyroidism.

Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

Publish your case report with Medicine Matters rheumatology

We welcome all well-described case reports of educational value that make a contribution to medical knowledge.

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 | 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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