Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

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Arthritis & Rheumatism

Harmonizing rheumatology training across Europe

Postgraduate rheumatology training programs define the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed for physicians to become specialists in rheumatology. In some countries there is a standardized approach, but in others the program ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Points to consider when using interferon assays

Interferons are type of protein called a cytokine. They have important roles in the immune system. Interferons are split into three distinct families—Type I, Type II, and Type III. Due to their role in autoimmunity, Type ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Updated: AAV treatment recommendations

AAV is a multi-organ disease, which can be complex and may vary from person to person. Types of AAV include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis ...

Medical research

Researchers uncover new cell types involved in osteoarthritis

A Michigan Medicine study has identified a new potential target for treating osteoarthritis—a debilitating joint disease that affects over 31 million Americans and is a leading cause of disability worldwide.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Updated: Giant cell arteritis classification criteria

Giant cell arteritis is the most common form of systemic vasculitis in people over the age of 50. It affects large‐ and medium‐sized blood vessels, particularly in the head—although not exclusively. Common symptoms ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Classification criteria established for Takayasu arteritis

Takayasu arteritis is a type of large‐vessel vasculitis that affects the aorta—the main artery that carries blood away from the heart. This damage can cause complications such as stroke, heart attacks, and pain in the ...

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