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.

Activity program staves off mobility disability

A structured physical activity program reduced the rate of major mobility disability among sedentary men and women aged 70-89 years who were at high risk for the condition, in a randomized clinical...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Treat systemic sclerosis early and aggressively

DESTIN, FLA. – Patients who present with what appears to be "puffy hand sign" should be carefully evaluated for systemic sclerosis, and if they also report Raynaud’s phenomenon and display...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Physical therapy failed to improve hip OA

Physical therapy incorporating manual therapy, exercise, patient education, and in some cases use of an assistive device for walking, failed to lessen pain or improve function in hip osteoarthritis...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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In obesity and knee OA, weight loss is a big win

PARIS – Weight loss of more than 5% produced clinically meaningful improvements in knee osteoarthritis, even when final body mass index remained high, a large, community-based study has shown. For...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Poor vibratory sense contributes to OA knee instability

PARIS – Impaired vibratory sense and muscle strength may be important risk factors for knee instability in persons with or at risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according to an analysis of a...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Vigorous exercise hastens knee OA progression

PARIS – Vigorous, but not moderate, physical exercise was associated with a significantly greater risk of knee osteoarthritis progression over 1 year in a longitudinal analysis of 99...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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