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A major disconnect in psoriatic arthritis treatment: Assessment tools and guidelines largely ignore flares. But over half of patients in two new surveys report severe flares or completely unremitting disease. Both are linked to poor outcomes.

About 30% of rheumatologists don't pre-test patients for hepatitis B before prescribing immunosuppressant medications. These authors offer new guidance for screening.

(AAOS2015) Patients with inflammatory arthritis appear to be at less risk for complications from knee or hip replacement than those with osteoarthritis, a large national database reveals. But those with ankylosing spondylitis have greater risk.

The increased risk for venous thromoboembolism after surgery among patients with rheumatic disease appears to trace to those conditions with a clotting component. However, joint surgery in general has a high risk of this complication.

Norman B. Gaylis MD

A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.

Young adults with rheumatic disease may claim they want to be independent. But a survey shows that above all (except, of course, you) they rely on their mothers for help and guidance.

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association has criticized the FDA for approving the first US biosimilar without establishing policies to guard public safety.

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