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Rheumatic Diseases

Backed by 6 drug firms and 4 foundations, the National Institutes of Health has created a large network of top researchers charged wtih collaborating to comprehend lupus and rheumatoid arthritis at the cellular and molecular level.

Neurological symptoms may be the presenting feature in lupus, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic diseases, notes this review. Treatment may also cause neurological side effects including demyelination, tremor, and psychosis.

Rheumatologists can play a key role in management of the many subtypes of cryoglobulinemia by recognizing the chief symptoms. Challenge your knowledge in this brief quiz, then read a review by experts.

Reanalyzing randomized trials by different methods, including one about scleroderma and another involving fibrositis, has changed their conclusions. The authors of this analysis argue for more openness when reporting trial data.

A reviewer examines whether new hepatitis C treatments are cost-effective, shortly after the approval of several new options.

(VIDEO) First, a live demonstration of ultrasound probe placement to examine the Achilles tendon for enthesitis. Then, a narrated series of still slides and films showing normal and abnormal views from the ultrasound monitor.

Macrophage activation syndrome, a devastating complication of some rheumatic conditions, shows pathologic similarities to a rare hereditary condition. Genetic studies imply that their similarities may be more than coincidental.

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