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.

FVC inadequate when assessing scleroderma lung disease

PARIS – The traditional way to assess the status of interstitial lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis, forced vital capacity, may not be the best way, based on a new analysis of 83...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Tofacitinib bests methotrexate for RA

Tofacitinib was superior to methotrexate at reducing the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, improving physical function, and slowing the progression of joint damage in a 2-year, phase III...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Gut inflammation linked to worsening spondyloarthritis

Spondyloarthritis patients with microscopic gut inflammation had to start anti–tumor necrosis factor treatment sooner in the course of their disease than patients without gut inflammation in a...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Different triggers found for knee and hand OA

Mechanical stress is the most important underlying mechanism in osteoarthritis of the knees, while systemic processes may contribute most to hand osteoarthritis, Dutch researchers <link...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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