To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore factors which may contribute to a delay in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. We identified distinct, potentially modifiable risk factors between onset of first Lyme disease symptoms and treatment. Targeting these drivers may reduce time to diagnosis and treatment and reduce the occurrence of late-stage Lyme disease complications.
This is a study of 30 patients with immune checkpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis. Their clinical features and relationship to immunotherapy regimen were evaluated, as was the course of their arthritis.
This is the first study to examine and quantify sleep quality in the context of well-defined early Lyme disease (LD) and post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). The findings provide support that sleep disturbance should be considered in the clinical picture of individuals with LD. Sleep quality may particularly be poor and associated with the pain experience for individuals with PTLDS. Future research will need to validate and expand upon these findings to investigate sleep quality in individuals exposed to LD who are not well-defined and/or ideally treated.
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center reveals that cigarette smoking is not linked to the development of antibodies to PAD4 in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
We report results from analysis of clinical, laboratory and socio-demographic data provided by the GRASP cohort, which has enhanced our knowledge about factors associated with significant manifestations of scleroderma in African Americans.
This study shows that well-validated symptom surveys could be used by doctors to identify suggestive symptom patterns that could lead to the diagnosis of PTLDS.
An antibody biomarker was recently discovered that identifies people with chronic skeletal muscle disease and severe heart muscle involvement.
A survey of more than 600 people with myositis from the US, Korea, and Sweden identified 5 aspects of living with the disease that are most important to patients.
A new study found that people with scleroderma who have muscle weakness due to the accumulation of fibrous tissue in their muscles, are at risk for severe disease outcomes including death from heart disease.