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The APTITUDE trial

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ACR/National Arthritis Foundation guidelines for managing JIA released

Guidelines folder

The ACR and the National Arthritis Foundation have published two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis, one providing recommendations for the treatment of polyarthritis, sacroiliitis, and enthesitis, and the other focusing on detecting and treating uveitis.

Practice tip: View from the clinic

Enabling pediatric patients to make informed treatment choices

Parent and child with doctor (symbolic image with model)

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule reflects on the challenges of enabling pediatric patients to make informed decisions about their own healthcare.

Expert opinion editorial

Temporomandibular joint involvement in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Diagnosis and management


The authors provide an overview of temporomandibular joint involvement in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, including imaging methods for diagnosis, clinical examination recommendations, and treatment options.

Expert opinion editorial

Enhancing clinical assessment with ultrasonography in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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Johannes Roth outlines the rationale behind the use of musculoskeletal ultrasonography in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, including enhancement of clinical assessment as part of a treat-to-target approach.

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.

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.

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

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.

Themed collections

29-01-2018 | Biosimilars | Themed collection | Collection


This content collection provides an overview of biosimilars in rheumatology, with a focus on switching between biosimilars and their originators, as well as discussions on safety and monitoring/pharmacovigilance, and a look at the pharmacoeconomics of biosimilars.

Journal articles and book chapters

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

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

01-10-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Review | Article

Glucocorticoid treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Batu ED. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4168-0

01-10-2018 | Kawasaki disease | Article

Association of initially normal coronary arteries with normal findings on follow-up echocardiography in patients with Kawasaki disease

de Ferranti SD et al. JAMA Pediatr 2018: e183310. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3310


A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Images and illustrations

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within rheumatology management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

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