Rheumatology News

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Patients With Sleep Apnea Have Increased Gout Risk
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Phone-Based Intervention Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
BMI May Mediate Inverse Link Between Fiber Intake, Knee OA
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Recommendations Developed for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Joint Mobilization Plus Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis
Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Psoriatic Arthritis
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Immune Disease
Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Consensus Statement Issued on Management of Foot, Ankle Gout
CDC: About One in Three Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Nurse-Led Care Efficacious, Cost-Effective for Gout
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Allopurinol Linked to Reduced Risk for CKD Stage ≥3 in Gout
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Arthritis in Adulthood Linked to Childhood Maltreatment
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACR: Ixekizumab Tops Placebo in Axial Spondyloarthritis
ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Diet Less Important Than Genes for High Serum Urate Levels
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression Up for Adults With Arthritis
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Combo Therapy Not Needed If Low RA Disease Activity Achieved
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients
MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Quarterly Canakinumab Reduces Risk for Gout Attacks
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Pharmacovigilance Needed for Rheumatology Patients
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Fifteen Genetic Determinants of Fracture Identified
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Out-of-Pocket Costs Similar for Infliximab, Infliximab-Dyyb
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
TNFi Not Linked to Increased Cancer Recurrence in RA Patients
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Side Effects of Biologics for Rheumatic Dz May Up Anxiety
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination
Drop in Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation After Hip Fracture
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Tied to Knee OA in Women
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
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