Browse rheumatology news, education and analysis by rheumatology subsections - osteoporosis and bone disorders; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; seronegative arthritis and gout.

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New vitamin D guidelines aim to provide clarity on testing and prescribing

NICE guidance on RA updates prescribing and test advice

Antiphospholipid syndrome: diagnosis and management

Temporal arteritis can lead to blindness through the development of ocular ischaemia (Photograph: SPL)

Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

Osteoporosis and bone disorders

Osteoporotic bone (Photograph: Professor P Motta)

Questions on osteoporosis

Consultant Dr Mark Cooper answers GP Dr Rajiv Ghurye's questions on managing osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: bisphosphonates work by reducing bone loss (Photograph: Professor P Motta)

Evidence base: Osteoporosis

A summary of the evidence behind the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: bisphosphonates work by reducing bone loss (Photograph: Professor P Motta)

Clinical Review: Osteoporosis

A clinical review of the aetiology, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. By...


Musculoskeletal - Osteoarthritis of the hand

The joints most affected by osteoarthritis and how to manage them. By Mr Jeremy Field.

Osteoarthritis - Clinical review

Contributed by Mr Abdul Waheed, Mr George Dowd, Mr Howard Ware.

Hand OA has a good diagnosis, although swelling might be permanent

The basics - Osteoarthritis

A common disease in an ageing population, OA can be rewarding to diagnose and treat,...

Rheumatoid arthritis

Obesity influences rheumatoid arthritis diagnostic tests

Obesity causes patients to receive higher scores in blood tests used to diagnose...

Viewpoint: How GPs can support South Asian patients with rheumatoid arthritis

A project between the University of Manchester and the National National Rheumatoid...

Rheumatoid arthritis: clinical review

The epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,...


Managing patients with gout

Management of gout, covering acute attacks, long-term management strategies, risk...

Enriched milk could lessen gout pain

Gout flare-ups and pain could be reduced by a daily dose of enriched milk, research...

Gout tophus on the finger of 90-year-old female patient (Photograph: SPL)

Clinical Review: Managing gout

Contributed by Dr Helen Harris, consultant rheumatologist, Whyteman's Brae Hospital,...