The 9 Muses are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Greek goddesses personifying the inspiration for the sciences and the arts. My highly opinionated news-blog draws inspiration from both the science and the art of Rheumatology.

Pregnancy

11 Pearls for Pregnancy Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis affects women in their… rheumnow.com What's safe and what's not in pregnancy and breastfeeding Changing Patterns of Drug Use in…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

2015 ACR RA Guidelines Released– Finally! ACR 2015 RA treatment guidelines were published yesterday, nearly a year after they were preliminarily presented at the 2014 ACR meeting in Boston. After…

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Spondyloarthritis

What We Learned About Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2015 It’s painful, debilitating, and can be accompanied by a slew of other complications; but luckily, this year has been no exception when…

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Infections

Early clinical trial success for new rheumatoid arthritis treatment University of Queensland researchers have developed a world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease affecting… www.uq.edu.au Vaccination…

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Infections

Vaccinations for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) suffer an increased burden of infectious disease-related morbidity and mortality and have twice the risk of acquiring a severe infection compared…

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Low Back Pain

Best Practices for Treating Non-Specific Low Back Pain Best Practices for Treating Non-Specific Low Back Pain www.the-rheumatologist.org Physical therapy trumps drugs and surgery in treating Low Back Pain without a…

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Osteoporosis

Fractures Double Risk for Death in Older Adults Older adults might be more inclined to use walkers and canes if they understood the relation between falls and premature death, according…

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Gout

Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have Elevated Monosodium Urate Deposits A considerable number of patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis display periarticular… www.hcplive.com Gouty deposition around joints correlates with seronegative RA:…

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Stem Cell Therapy

Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born In 1893, a German scientist made a striking discovery: Cells from a fetus hide out in a mother's…

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Spondyloarthritis

RheumaKnowledgy   rheumaknowledgy.com This FREE mobile guide is mighty good! Tapering treatment in AS Objective To compare the effectiveness, safety and costs of standard versus individually tailored reduced doses of…

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