Articles related to AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
Image Challenge: Skin Lesions
A 5-year-old boy from China who had IgA vasculitis at age 2 presented with progressively painful skin ulcerations on his extremities for the past month. Find the reason behind the skin lesions on this young boy by answering the image challenge.
Allergy & Immunology November 9th 2022
MKSAP Quiz: 4-Month History of Progressive Exertional Dyspnea
A 57-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-month history of progressive exertionaldyspnea and occasional chest pain and palpitations. She has limited cutaneoussystemic sclerosis with Raynaud phenomenon and gastroesophageal refluxdisease. Click to see the physical and lab results and see if you can choose the bestnext step.
Cardiology August 17th 2022
The Dangers of ‘Bikini Medicine’
‘Bikini medicine’ (see the Boston Globe article) is an outdated, sexist idea that men and women should be cared for similarly — dubbed as such due to the mistaken belief that women’s health only differs in the parts of women that bikinis cover. A ridiculous notion, considering that cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases affect women differently than men. Last time we checked, the bikini doesn’t cover any of them.
Cardiology July 13th 2022
Allopurinol Initiation and All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Gout and Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease
In contradistinction to recent reports that showed increased risk of death and no clinical benefit with escalation of allopurinol for progressive CKD, this 5-year population-based review found no increased mortality risk in escalating allopurinol dose and achieving target serum urate levels.
Family Medicine/General Practice February 1st 2022
Vitamin D and Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Incident Autoimmune Disease: VITAL Randomized Controlled Trial
Vitamin D supplementation for five years, with or without omega-3 fatty acids, reduced autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis by 22%, according to the findings of a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation with or without vitamin D reduced the autoimmune disease rate by 15%, which was not statistically significant. Both treatment arms showed larger effects than the reference arm (vitamin D placebo and omega-3 fatty acid placebo).
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism February 1st 2022