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Pediatric rheumatology


01-03-2019 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Editorial | Article

The microbiota in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: What’s wrong, and what can we do?

In this editorial, Matthew Stoll explores the role of the microbiota in the pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, as well as current research into therapeutic alterations of the microbiome.

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.

24-10-2018 | Pediatric | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Video

Expert highlights: Sangeeta Sule

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses her highlights from the pediatric rheumatology sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA (2:14).

18-10-2018 | Infection | Editorial | Article

Vaccination in children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions

In this editorial, the authors discuss the risks of live vaccination in children taking antirheumatic medications and how to manage these, as well as how health authorities can address decreasing vaccination coverage of the general public.

27-09-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Editorial | Article

Treatment and outcomes of pediatric fibromyalgia: More than resolving pain

David Sherry discusses various pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for management of pediatric fibromyalgia, and outlines the impact of an interdisciplinary approach on physical function, mental health and pain outcomes in these patients.

07-09-2018 | Treatment | Feature | Article

At a glance: Common scores used in rheumatology

A quick-reference guide to the scores that are commonly used in clinical trials and daily rheumatology practice.

06-09-2018 | Pregnancy | Highlight | News

Increased risk for preterm delivery in women with RA and JIA

Women with rheumatoid arthritis and those with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have a significantly elevated risk for preterm delivery, according to a prospective cohort study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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

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.

11-07-2018 | Pediatric | Review | Article

Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group: Over four decades of pivotal clinical drug research in pediatric rheumatology

Brunner HI et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 45. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0261-x

16-07-2018 | Pregnancy | Highlight | News

TNF inhibitor discontinuation during pregnancy associated with increased flare risk

Women with inflammatory arthritis who discontinue tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy during pregnancy may be at increased risk for flare, researchers report.

13-07-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Podcast | Audio

Transitioning from pediatric to adult rheumatology care

In this medwireNews podcast, we talk to Editorial Board member Sangeeta Sule about how patients with juvenile arthritis transition from pediatric to adult care, the challenges associated with this transition, and how the process can be improved.

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.

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

Monitoring bone health with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in pediatric patients

Advisory board member and consultant endocrinologist Malachi McKenna summarizes the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in monitoring bone health and diagnosing low bone mineral mass in children.

16-05-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Review | Article

Vitamin D and juvenile idiopathic arthritis

In this review, Finch et al summarize and evaluate the current literature relating to vitamin D and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Finch SL, Rosenberg AM, Vatanparast H. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 34. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0250-0

11-05-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Feature | News

Managing JIA-associated uveitis: An ophthalmologist’s perspective

medwireNews talks to consultant ophthalmologist Carlos Pavesio about the SHARE initiative recommendations on treating JIA-associated uveitis.

09-05-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Podcast | Audio

A closer look at the SHARE recommendations

In this medwireNews podcast, Athimalaipet Ramanan outlines the importance of the SHARE recommendations for children with JIA-associated uveitis, and discusses how rheumatologists and ophthalmologists can work together.

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.

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

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.

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