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Rheumatic patients are more prone to complications post knee and hip surgery. Two physician associations have penned new treatment guidelines.

Karim Sacre, M.D., of Paris University, EULAR 2017

EULAR 2017: Although already known to be highly prevalent, this test reveals that cardiovascular events are even more widespread in lupus.


Innate lymphoid cells have a clear role in rheumatic disease and its related inflammatory process.

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Chili peppers, turmeric, chocolate and red wine could possibly control immune hyperactivity in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, a review shows.

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Glucocorticoids exposure is strongly associated with irreversible organ damage in systemic lupus erythematosus, researchers report.

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DMARDs and surgery are unlikely to be effective as sole therapies when central pain vs. peripheral pain is suspected in lupus, RA and osteoarthritis.

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Researchers suggest rheumatologists screen systemic lupus erythematosus patients for stroke risk — during the first visit.


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