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Clinical practice highlights that underscore important best practice messages, report on unusual adverse effects or describe presentations of rheumatic diseases and their complications.

Patient case studies

07-06-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Case study | Article

Tofacitinib in a patient with refractory severe rheumatoid arthritis

Paul Emery and John Fitton present the case of a patient who has responded to treatment with the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib as her sixth-line targeted therapy for biologic-refractory rheumatoid arthritis.

01-03-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | Article

Early-onset osteoarthritis in association with familial angel-shaped phalango-epiphyseal dysplasia previously referred to as peripheral dysostosis

Editorial board member Oliver FitzGerald presents a family with two siblings having features consistent with angel-shaped phalango-epiphyseal dysplasia (ASPED), and a mother with a normal phenotype but with severe, early-onset multi-joint osteoarthritis.

14-12-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Case study | 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.

Patient case reports

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

12-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Case report | Article

Evolution into Takayasu arteritis in a patient presenting with acute pulmonary edema due to severe aortic regurgitation: A case report

The authors report a young female who presented with acute pulmonary edema due to aortic regurgitation without any other clinical features of Takayasu arteritis, subsequently diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis after a long follow up period.

de Silva NL et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 20. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0028-5

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

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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

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