Arthritis & Rheumatism

New classification criteria developed for gout

(HealthDay)—New classification criteria have been developed with high specificity and sensitivity for gout, according to an article published in the October issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Prevalence of fibromyalgia varies with criteria applied

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of fibromyalgia varies with the different sets of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria, according to a study published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Updated systemic sclerosis criteria improve disease classification

New classification criteria for systemic sclerosis have just been published and are more sensitive than the 1980 criteria, enabling earlier identification and treatment of this disabling autoimmune disease. The 2013 criteria, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Salivary gland ultrasonography improves Sjogren's diagnosis

(HealthDay)—The addition of salivary-gland ultrasonography (SGUS) to American-European Consensus Group (AECG) classification criteria improves the accuracy of diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), according to ...