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Open Access ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Review

Classifying ANCA-associated vasculitis

All you need to know about the evolution and development of the classification criteria for ANCA-associated vasculitis, including evaluation of the 2022 ACR/EULAR criteria.

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Cardio-rheumatology: an emerging specialty

Free for a limited time Cardiac Diagnostics Review

Cardio-rheumatology is an emerging subspecialty within cardiology that focuses on addressing the intricate relationship between systemic inflammation and CV diseases. Discover the most common manifestations as well as the recommended diagnostic workup and imaging options. 

Osteosarcopenia and mortality in patients undergoing TAVR

Older adults undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement who have osteosarcopenia are at increased risk for mortality and worsening disability.

Managing the foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis

Open Access Rheumatoid Arthritis Guideline

A clinical practice guideline on the management of foot and ankle pathologies caused by rheumatoid arthritis, covering orthoses, therapeutic footwear, surgery, and self-care strategies and education.

Retinopathy risk factors in patients taking long-term hydroxychloroquine

12-06-2024 Retinal Diseases News

Being older, a woman, having chronic kidney disease, and taking tamoxifen may increase the risk for retinopathy in people taking long-term hydroxychloroquine.

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Case Studies

Misdiagnosis of pulmonary artery sarcoma

Open Access Sarcoma Case Study

A pulmonary arterial sarcoma was mistaken as pulmonary vasculitis due to similarities between the diagnoses. This case highlights some cardinal features of the malignancy that are not seen in vasculitis.

A challenging diagnosis of lung cancer

Open Access Lung Cancer Case Study

Although uncommon, lung cancer in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis can be difficult to diagnose due to similarities in imaging findings.

Delayed diagnosis of APAP in patient with dermatomyositis

Open Access Respiratory Medicine Case Study

Differentiating autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (APAP) from a flare-up of interstitial pneumonia associated with dermatomyositis is challenging. This case highlights the need for early APAP scrutiny.

Current Reviews

The relation of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spine degeneration on the occurrence of complications: a systematic review

Open Access Osteoporosis Review Article

Vertebral fractures are the most common type of osteoporotic fractures and are associated with substantial risks of morbidity and mortality [ 1 ]. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) occur in 30–50% of people aged > 50 years [ 2 ]. The European …

A Systematic Overview of Contraindications and Special Warnings for Biologic and Targeted Synthetic Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs: Establishing a Framework to Create a “Safety Checklist”

The armamentarium of biologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and targeted synthetic DMARDs (tsDMARDs) approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and juvenile idiopathic …

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Utilizing Cardiac MRI and PET-CT

Sarcoidosis Cardiac PET, CT, and MRI (P Cremer, Section Editor)

Sarcoidosis, a multisystem inflammatory disease that is characterized by immunologic activation and granulomatous infiltration. Although first described in 1889 [ 1 ], the underlying mechanism of immune activation, yet immunologic anergy remains …

Tocilizumab-induced psoriatic eruption : a case report and a case-based review

Tocilizumab Case Based Review

Background: Cases of psoriasis associated with Tocilizumab (TCZ) are scarce. Objective: To describe a new case of TCZ-associated psoriasis and to perform a case-based review of similar cases. Methods: We searched Medline/Pubmed, Embase, Scopus …

Further Reading

The epidemiology of odontoid fractures: a study from the Swedish fracture register

Open Access Osteoporosis Original Article

Odontoid fractures are the most common cervical spine fractures in adults aged 65 years or above and show an increasing incidence with age [ 1 , 2 ]. These fractures constitute 9–15% of all adult cervical spine fractures [ 3 ]. In recent years …

The relation of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spine degeneration on the occurrence of complications: a systematic review

Open Access Osteoporosis Review Article

Vertebral fractures are the most common type of osteoporotic fractures and are associated with substantial risks of morbidity and mortality [ 1 ]. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) occur in 30–50% of people aged > 50 years [ 2 ]. The European …

Causal relationship between multiple sclerosis and primary Sjögren’s syndrome: a two-sample mendelian randomization study

Open Access Primary Sjögren Syndrome Research

This study aims to investigate the causal relationship between primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) using a two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis to provide insights into their common mechanisms and implications …

Incidence of Malignancies and the Association with Biological Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in Japanese Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Time-Dependent Analysis from the IORRA Patient Registry

Open Access Rheumatoid Arthritis Original Research

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be at an increased risk of malignancies compared with the general population [ 1 ]. This risk varies by malignancy type, as well as by race and geographic region [ 1 – 4 ].