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Pediatric rheumatology

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Treatment and outcomes of pediatric fibromyalgia: More than resolving pain

Sad teenager (symbolic image with models)

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.

medwireNews editor's pick

Increased risk for preterm delivery in women with RA and JIA

Pregnant woman_doctor with clipboard

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.

Journal article

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

Whole-body CT (pelvis region) showing destruction and sclerosis of the left hip bones

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 [read more].
Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

Practice tip: View from the clinic

A multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain in children

Teenager talking to therapist

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses the challenges faced when managing chronic pain in children and adolescents [read more].

Journal article

Vitamin D and juvenile idiopathic arthritis

"Vitamin D" and vitamin D-rich foods

In this review, Finch et al summarize and evaluate the current literature relating to vitamin D and juvenile idiopathic arthritis [read more].
Finch SL, Rosenberg AM, Vatanparast H. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 34. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0250-0

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 | 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

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.

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

17-09-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Article

Reliability of ultrasonography to detect inflammatory lesions and structural damage in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Ventura-Ríos L et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 58. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0275-4

21-08-2018 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Article

Short-term outcomes in patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with either tocilizumab or anakinra

Kearsley-Fleet L et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key262. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key262

14-08-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Article

Passive smoking in childhood increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

Seror R et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key219. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key219


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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