Visits of most patients with rheumatic diseases
often differ from many other types of medical encounters, particularly of asymptomatic patients, e.
We have seen in studies that vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with a range of rheumatic diseases
, and our results have confirmed this using several clinically accepted measures of disease activity," said Dr.
is the umbrella term for all types of arthritis and rheumatism.
This clearinghouse, a public service sponsored by the NIAMS, provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic disease
Calabrese reported that he turns to anti-TNF biologic agents as first-line therapy in HCV-infected patients who require remittive therapy for a rheumatic disease
Various rheumatic disease
characteristics are associated with both the outcomes (23) and the choice of drug therapy (24) in rheumatic diseases
, introducing significant confounding by indication in examining drug effects.
This confirms the results of previous studies that the risk of HBV reactivation in patients with rheumatic diseases
and a history of HBV infection treated with anti-TNF and rituximab is very low.
While we ve made huge progress in the last decade, 300,000 children and families in the US alone are affected by rheumatic diseases
," said Laura Schanberg, MD, professor of pediatrics at Duke University and CARRA president and the principal investigator for the CARRA Registry, an observational study of children and adolescents with major rheumatic diseases
It is well known that the anti-dsDNA autoantibody is present in some rheumatic diseases
and that it is associated with disease activity and progression.
Mixed connective tissue disease--an apparently distinct rheumatic disease
syndrome associated with a specific antibody to an extractable nuclear antigen (ENA).
AS is a painful, progressive, rheumatic disease
where some or all of the joints and bones of the spine fuse together.
In an ideal world, pregnancy in these women would always be planned; the rheumatic disease
would have been in remission for at least 6 months at the time of conception, and there would be a plan for treatment if the disease flares.