Arthritis & Rheumatism

Consensus statement issued on management of foot, ankle gout

(HealthDay)—The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners-Orthopedics Specialty Practice Group have issued a new joint clinical consensus statement on the etiology, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood tests

New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity ...

Gastroenterology

CRP can help assess severity of acute ulcerative colitis

(HealthDay)—A C-reactive protein (CRP) cutoff is a sensitive and practical alternative to erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as a criterion to help determine ulcerative colitis (UC) activity, according to a study published ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Tofacitinib ups rheumatoid arthritis treatment response

(HealthDay)—The addition of tofacitinib to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment regimens improves patient response to non-biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to a study published in the Aug. ...

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