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.

New agent builds bone bigger, faster

CHICAGO – Abaloparatide, a synthetic analog of human parathyroid hormone–related peptide, displayed jaw-dropping superiority to teriparatide in boosting bone mineral density at multiple anatomic...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Telecare intervention lessens chronic joint pain

A telecare intervention within the primary care practice setting elicited clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in long-standing chronic joint and other musculoskeletal...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Fractures increased with two diabetes drugs

SAN FRANCISCO – Adults who started taking sulfonylurea drugs for diabetes were 9% more likely to develop fractures within 5 years, and patients starting thiazolidinediones were 9% more likely to have...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Rituximab yielded long-term benefit in lupus nephritis

PARIS – Treatment with rituximab in patients with refractory lupus nephritis was associated with significant long-term improvement in symptoms, histology, and laboratory markers in a prospective...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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