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Another Study Backs Treatment for Preclinical Rheumatoid Arthritis

β€” Progression to full-blown RA slowed

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Could Weight-Loss Drug Improve Hip Replacement Outcomes?

Two studies, two conclusions

Feb 12, 2024
New Treatment for NASH; Human Milk for Preterm Infants

Also in TTHealthWatch: managing gout with uric acid levels

Feb 10, 2024
Senators Thrash Pharma CEOs for Pricing Drugs Higher in the U.S.

Sen. Bernie Sanders blamed "corrupt" system, well-paid lobbyists

Feb 09, 2024
Novel Lupus Approach Yields Mixed Results in Early Trial

Hints of benefit seen in patients with more active disease

Feb 08, 2024
Senators Thrash Pharma CEOs for Pricing Drugs Higher in the U.S.

Sen. Bernie Sanders blamed "corrupt" system, well-paid lobbyists

Novel Lupus Approach Yields Mixed Results in Early Trial

Hints of benefit seen in patients with more active disease

Rheumatology Case Studies

What Caused Left-Sided Hearing Loss in This 65-Year-Old Man?

Numerous diagnostic procedures revealed tophaceous gout affecting the middle ear

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Why Has This Young Man Lost the Ability to Squat and Clench His Fists?

Joint stiffness is just one symptom of this rare debilitating inflammatory disease

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What Caused This Patient's Recurring Eye and Ear Inflammation?

Prompt diagnosis of this rare progressive autoimmune disease may help preserve hearing, eyesight

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Early Marker Found for Long-Term Gout Flare Potential

And the bad news: urate-lowering therapy seemed to make no difference

Feb 06, 2024
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A Clue on Why Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases Strike Far More Women Than Men

New research shows that the extra X chromosome is involved, but in an unexpected way

Feb 01, 2024
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Yes, Lupus Patients Can Stop MMF Treatment

Randomized trial shows non-inferiority to maintenance ... with caveats

Jan 31, 2024
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Opinion
Why Are We Letting Insurers Dictate Patient Care?

Prior authorization is wreaking havoc on patient health

Jan 30, 2024
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Dietary Factors Tied to Osteoarthritis Pain

But radiographic parameters not affected, raising questions about the link

Jan 29, 2024
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Could Arthritis Enhance Male Fertility?

Link seen in epidemiological study, but reasons remain a mystery

Jan 22, 2024
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FDA Slaps Boxed Warning on Osteoporosis Drug

Denosumab can cause severe hypocalcemia in patients with advanced CKD, agency finds

Jan 19, 2024
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SpA Diagnoses Remain Uncertain, Even After Years of Symptoms

Many patients never know for sure what they have, study suggests

Jan 19, 2024
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Study Slams Community Rheum Docs for Sloppy RA Management

Half of patients don't get disease activity evaluations before starting TNF blockers

Jan 18, 2024
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When Women's Fertility Begins and Ends Seems Important for RA Development

Late menarche, early menopause both seen as increasing risk

Jan 09, 2024
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Non-White Military Members With OA Get Stiffed for Knee Replacement

Wide racial disparities in a health system that boasts equal access for everyone

Jan 09, 2024
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This Biomarker Predicts Survival in Autoimmune Lung Disease

Elevations in one particular cytokine tied to markedly worse prognosis

Dec 28, 2023
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This Program Helped Overweight RA Patients Shape Up

Metabolic markers, disease activity improved with remotely supervised lifestyle regimen

Dec 22, 2023
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