Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for shingles, but new research at UAB indicates that biologics – the newest RA medications – don’t worsen that risk.
Kenneth Saag, M.D., co-authored a review of five tests and treatments used in rheumatology that should be questioned and discussed between doctors and patients.
A new round of grand funding will allow researchers to study the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics.
Genetic changes that protected their ancestors against fly-borne parasites may partly explain why African-Americans with lupus are up to five times more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease than those of European descent. This was the conclusion of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.