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Practical approaches

16-08-2017 | Depression | Practical approach | Article

Identification and treatment optimization of comorbid depression in rheumatoid arthritis

A practical approach focusing on outlining recommendations for identifying and treating comorbid depression among rheumatoid arthritis patients, to be implemented within a rheumatology clinic setting.​​​​​​​

Mellissa H. Withers MH, Gonzalez LT, Karpouzas GA. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0072-4

14-08-2017 | Respiratory disorders | Practical approach | Article

Practical management of respiratory comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The authors summarize the international recommendations for the management of respiratory comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis and propose practical management suggestions to aid informed decision-making.

Bluett J, Jani M, Symmons DPM. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0071-5

27-07-2017 | Cardiovascular disease | Practical approach | Article

Practical management of cardiovascular comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis

The authors provide a practical update on the main aspects of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis, focusing on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. ​​​​​​

Gualtierotti R, Ughi N, Marfia G, Ingegnoli F. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0068-0

15-05-2017 | Malignancy | Practical approach | Article

Malignancy incidence, management, and prevention in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Wilton and Matteson discuss malignancy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, observing that it is a major comorbidity related to both the disease and its treatment.

Wilton KM, Matteson EL. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0064-4