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.

Spondyloarthritis

ACR 2015 Axial Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis) treatment recommendations In September of this year the American College of Rheumatology released the first ever recommendations for physicians in the US for the…

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Remembering Professor FENG PAO HSII Cyclophosphamide in Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: 7 Years' Experience This paper describes our experience with cyclophosphamide in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. Since…

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Ultrasound

Power Doppler Ultrasound Detects Early Synovitis Change in APPRAISE Study While new recommendations suggest early aggressive management of rheumatoid arthritis, our ability to assess treatment response is limited to clinical and… rheumnow.com…

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus infection causes rheumatoid arthritis, before HCV detection Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been found to cause rheumatoid arthritis even before HCV is… www.belmarrahealth.com No, I'm not…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Predicting and preventing the development of rheumatoid arthritis A desire to cure and even prevent RA has led to an increased interest in its earliest phases—those clinically apparent phases of…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

ACR 2015 Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment recommendations: not entirely evidence-based Start with DMARD monotherapy with low disease activity www.medpagetoday.com 2 recommendations stand out for me as not consistent with the available…

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Inflammation

Medicine’s Burning Question Is inflammation really the key to chronic disease? The debate over the latest cure-all obsession. www.newyorker.com|By Jerome Groopman Like The Force, Inflammation is. Two sides, Dark and…

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Diet

A strict Low FODMAP diet is not for life FODMAPs is a acronym for those low molecular weight, poorly-absorbed sugars that either retain excess fluid in the gut or are…

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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease and Reproductive Complications Awareness of celiac disease (CD) has increased dramatically during the past 10 years in both the medical community and the general public. This is reflected…

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Food Allergy

Food Allergies & Sensitivities 101 Definition and ClassificationUnderlying Mechanisms of Food AllergyEpidemiologyCommon Food AllergensIgE-Mediated Food-Related DisordersNon-IgE-Mediated Food Allergic DisordersDiagnosis of Food AllergyPrevention and TreatmentCourse and PrognosisSource DocumentsHelpful Links www.worldallergy.org I…

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