Rheumatology

Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapyof rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

Gout treatment lore doesn’t hold up to evidence

LAS VEGAS – It’s okay to start urate lowering therapy during a gout attack, according to Dr. Brian Mandell, a rheumatology professor at the Cleveland Clinic. “I was taught that you don’t treat a...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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VIDEO: Fibromyalgia doesn’t fit the disease model

LAS VEGAS – There’s no easy fix for fibromyalgia, a problem that seems to lurk in the gap between mind and body. Pharmaceuticals don’t work too well, and patients usually stop taking them after a...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Recall issued on U.S. Compounding sterile products

U.S. Compounding Inc. is issuing a recall on all sterile products distributed between March 14, 2015, and Sept. 9, 2015, according to a safety alert from the Food and Drug Administration. The...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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VIDEO: How to handle pregnancy in lupus

LAS VEGAS – Pregnancy outcomes can be excellent in women with lupus, but they need help to make sure everything goes okay. Rheumatologist Dr. Jennifer Grossman, director of lupus clinical...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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