The science behind how functional medicine works is empiric and case based, but not well documented in peer-reviewed literature. Leading rheumatologist and researcher Dr. Elaine Husni has been named Chair of Translational Functional Medicine Research to help change that.
Skin thickening figures prominently in almost all cases of systemic sclerosis. Effective treatments are scarce, but not for lack of investigations of new options. Here’s a rundown of the most promising.
Here’s stark visual evidence of why skin thickness may be the most debilitating aspect of a condition whose name comes from the Greek for “hard skin.”
Despite advances in treating granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), 50 to 70 percent of patients experience relapses after remission induction. Reduction of those relapses is a need that this study aims to meet.
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A comprehensive suite of 30 free CME webcasts gives you the chance to see why clinicians came from 29 states and 20 nations to attend this year’s Biologic Therapies Summit VI.
Here’s early evidence that activity levels of HDL-associated antioxidant enzymes might prove to be a much-needed predictor of cardiovascular risk in systemic rheumatic diseases.
Cleveland Clinic’s DXA registry has enrolled more than 55,000 patients to date. A new agreement with the University of Alabama at Birmingham further expands those numbers for enhanced claims-linked outcomes analysis.
Employing a low threshold for screening in vasculitis patients with signs or symptoms of venous thrombotic events can detect these important events that can be associated with morbidity and even mortality.
Decisions about complex rheumatic conditions often must be based on expert opinions alone if RCTs aren’t available, especially when pulmonary disease is involved. Here’s how a combined rheumatology-pulmonary clinic can help.
Cleveland Clinic has added an Osteoporosis Care Path to the dozens of condition-specific care paths it has developed to encourage adherence to practice guidelines and guide clinical work flow to promote evidence-based care.