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.

Colchicine may provide potent cardiac protection

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Evidence from three observational studies suggests colchicine has a strong protective effect against cardiovascular events in gout patients. These data add to mounting evidence...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Physicians are major source for frequent opioid misusers

Most people who misuse opioid pain relievers cite friends and relatives as their sources for the drugs, but more of the people who misuse these agents most often – those who take them from 200 to 365...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Phytoestrogens may prevent, treat asthma and allergy

SAN DIEGO – Could increased consumption of phytoestrogens help prevent or treat asthma and allergy? Dr. Jessica Savage, an allergist and immunologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and her...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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