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Pediatric rheumatology

Quality of life

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.

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR) in 54 languages across 52 countries: Review of the general methodology

The aim of this project was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR) questionnaire in 54 languages across 52 different countries that are members of the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO) [read more].
Bovis F et al. Rheumatol Int 2018; 38(Suppl 1): 5–17. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-3944-1

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 [read more].

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.

10-07-2018 | Pediatric | Article

Adverse childhood experience and rheumatic diseases

Luiz APL et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4200-5

08-06-2018 | Pain | Review | Article

Cannabinoids for the treatment of rheumatic diseases: Where do we stand?

Katz-Talmor D et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0025-5

05-06-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Article

A new biopsychosocial and clinical questionnaire to assess juvenile idiopathic arthritis: JAB-Q

Unal E et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4075-4

12-05-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Nutritional intervention in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: Protective effect against the increase in fat mass

Abad TO et al. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4031-3

03-05-2018 | Pain | Article

EULAR recommendations for the health professional’s approach to pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis

Geenen R et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018; 77: 797–807. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212662

02-03-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | News

Gastrointestinal manifestations may worsen QoL in juvenile SSc

Patients with juvenile systemic sclerosis experience a substantial burden of disease, and those with gastrointestinal involvement have the poorest quality of life, US researchers report.

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 [read more].
Heath-Watson S, Sule S. Rheumatol Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0098-2

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

17-11-2017 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | ACR/ARHP 2017 | News

Online self-management program boosts JIA HRQoL

An internet-based educational tool developed by Canadian researchers helps adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to manage their disease and leads to improvements in their health-related quality of life relative to standard disease education.

09-11-2017 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | ACR/ARHP 2017 | Video

Internet-based educational tool improves juvenile idiopathic arthritis QoL

Study investigator Jennifer Stinson discusses a trial assessing an online program to help teenagers with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to manage their condition.

20-07-2017 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Review | Article

Biologics in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A narrative review

In this review, Vanoni et al. summarize the currently available biologics used in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, highlighting how these have improved outcomes and the quality of life of patients.

Vanoni F, Minoia F, Malattia C. Eur J Pediatr 2017;176:1147–1153. doi:10.1007/s00431-017-2960-6

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