Adam Brown, MD, finds varied ways to share information about rheumatology. “If my educational content is fun and accessible, then hopefully we can catch a few more people and get them excited about it.”
In considering the cause of aneurysms, dissections, stenoses or occlusions in the large- or medium-sized vessels, it is appropriate to include vasculitis in the differential diagnosis. However, in addition to atherosclerosis, there are a range of less common vasculopathic disease entities that should also be considered.
Infective endocarditis (IE) can look very similar to small vessel vasculitis; however, immunosuppressing this patient could have devastating consequences. Learn how to distinguish between IE and its autoimmune mimics.
Ethnicity influences the epidemiology and clinical phenotype of sarcoidosis; however, data on clinical manifestations of sarcoidosis in Asians are relatively limited. In this article, rheumatologist Patompong Ungprasert, MD, discusses the results of a 14-year, single center study from Thailand.
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Atypical femoral fractures (AFF) are related to long-term therapy with bisphosphonates in the setting of osteoporosis. This case study reviews the diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
Since patients with chronic systemic inflammatory states may be at increased risk of developing cardiovascular (CV) disease, the ability to predict which patients with RA or OA that are most likely to experience a major cardiac adverse event (MACE) may help rheumatologists risk stratify these patients early.
The medical community has learned a lot about COVID-19 in the last 12 months; however, several questions remain. In this article, rheumatologist Cassandra Calabrese, DO, discusses what is known and not known about COVID-19 infection and vaccination in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
Data analysis reveals that Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are 5x more likely to use chronic glucocorticoids than white patients. Healthcare access may play a role.
When assessing a patient for “red-eye” with severe ocular pain, rheumatologists should have a high index of suspicion for scleritis. In this article, rheumatologist Rula Hajj-Ali, MD, discusses how to alleviate pain and prevent complications in inflammatory eye disease.
Patient reported outcomes measures (PROMS) are very important in rheumatology, as clinical tests may not be indicative of a patient’s quality of life. A new study examines the patient experience of these measures.