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04-01-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

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Payment program linked to reduced joint replacement spending

Implementation of a bundled-payment program has led to a “modest reduction” in spending on knee and hip replacement operations in the USA, say researchers.

14-12-2018 | Pediatric | Article

Off-label use of tocilizumab to treat non-juvenile idiopathic arthritis in pediatric rheumatic patients: a literature review

Jung JY et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 79. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0296-z

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.

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Daniel Furst, Nihal Fathi

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.

29-11-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Intra-articular treatment options for knee osteoarthritis

Jones IA et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0123-4

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.

Interdisciplinary intervention improves hand grip strength in OA patients

A single-session nonpharmacologic intervention delivered by rheumatology-trained healthcare professionals from different disciplines improves grip strength among patients with hand osteoarthritis, randomized trial findings suggest.

27-11-2018 | Gout | Article

The challenges of approaching and managing gout

Fields TR. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2019; 45: 145–157. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2018.09.009

26-11-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | News

Disease subtype, treatment choice may impact infection risk in JIA patients

Among biologic-treated patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, infection risk may differ according to disease subtype and the biologic agent used, researchers report.

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Clin Rheumatol 2018; doi:10.1007/s10067-018-4367-9

22-11-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Interdisciplinary intervention improves hand grip strength in OA patients

A single-session nonpharmacologic intervention delivered by rheumatology-trained healthcare professionals from different disciplines improves grip strength among patients with hand osteoarthritis, randomized trial findings suggest.

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Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 253

20-11-2018 | Myositis | Article

Long-term follow-up of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for refractory juvenile dermatomyositis: A case-series study

Zhu J et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 72. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0284-3

Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

09-11-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | News

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Activity tracking ‘feasible’ for adolescents with JIA

Findings from a pilot study indicate that activity tracking using a wrist-worn device is a feasible approach for promoting physical activity in adolescent patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

31-10-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Article

From the Editorial Board: Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Chicago, Illinois, USA: 19–24 October 2018

24-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | News

Similar pain benefits with surgery and physical therapy for osteoarthritis meniscal tear

Patients with osteoarthritis who have degenerative meniscal tear experience pain relief with either physical therapy or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, show 5-year MeTeOR data.

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ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Chicago, Illinois, USA: 19–24 October 2018

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).

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).

19-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Exercise does not harm the knee joints in those with knee OA

Contrary to the belief of some patients, exercise does not harm the knee joints in those at risk for or with knee osteoarthritis, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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Arthritis Care Res 2018; doi:10.1002/acr.23786

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