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.

Tocilizumab effective in giant cell arteritis

SAN FRANCISCO – Mounting evidence supports the use of tocilizumab in giant cell arteritis (GCA), and a new study supports use of the drug for induction and maintenance therapy in patients with newly...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Denosumab better at building bone than zoledronic acid

SAN FRANCISCO – Denosumab was superior to zoledronic acid (ZA) in building bone at the lumber spine, total hip, and femoral neck in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis previously treated with oral...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

ACR: New Sjögren’s classification criteria on the way

SAN FRANCISCO – New classification criteria for Sjögren’s syndrome are ready for sign-off by the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism, Dr. Caroline Shiboski...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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