Musculoskeletal Network Features Updated Disease Guidelines
NORWALK, Conn., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
UBM Medica today announced that Musculoskeletal Network, an online resource for unique and efficient updates on management of musculoskeletal disorders, now features new and revised American College of Rheumatology (ACR) clinical recommendations for managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatologic conditions.
The latest ACR recommendations include standardized RA disease activity measures and updated guidelines for DMARDs and biologic agents.
Summaries of ACR disease recommendations presented on Musculoskeletal Network include the following:
The standardized RA disease activity measures have been recommended for use in US clinical practice to distinguish the various levels of RA activity more accurately.
Updated recommendations for hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis treatment call for the use of a combination of pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies.
New Sjogren syndrome (SS) classification criteria acknowledge the emergence of biologic agents as potential treatments for patients with SS and associated comorbidities.
First-ever polymyalgia rheumatica classification criteria will improve disease recognition by defining the features that are useful in classifying patients' symptoms.
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