Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Rheumatology Journal, 50 volumes celebration, key articles free access.


The Rheumatology journal, from Oxford Press, is celebrating with the current issue 50 volumes of the journal. The journal has been around since 1952. You can read further at the editorial of the current issue.

The editors of the journal have chosen an interesting number of papers which are characterized as "key articles" and are given free access for readers interested. You can find the list here.

Among those articles, "A simplified disease activity index for rheumatoid arthritis for use in clinical practice"

For the orthodontic world, rheumatoid arthritis and especially juvenile idiopathic, is of major interest. Some of those young patients either with oligo- or poly-arthritis, systemic or not, can have their first symptoms at the TMJ and the dentist or orthodontist might be the one to suspect and help to the diagnosis of the disease.

As such those interested in the field could go through the articles that the experts are referring as key articles on the subject, for a quick overview and update of the current knowledge and treatment approach.

D.G.
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