Rheum Round-up: Vaccine Rates Low in Lupus, Dr. Dang on Living with Gout, and more

Medicaid beneficiaries with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are not vaccinated are at risk for potentially avoidable acute care use for vaccine-preventable illnesses, according to a study published online May 4 in Arthritis Care & Research.

Huy Dang, DPM, a podiatry specialist in Centralia, Washington, talks about how his experience living with gout has impacted how he treats patients with gout. This is part one of a two-part interview. See what he had to say here, and look out for part two next week.

For patients undergoing hemodialysis, erythropoietin (EPO) is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture, according to a study published online May 5 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Bone mineral density (BMD) has independent prognostic value for predicting atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in women, according to a study published online May 6 in Heart.

In Case You Missed It:

Vaccination Rates Low Among Lupus Patients on Medicaid

Dr. Dang Talks About His Experience Living with – And Treating – Gout (part one)

Erythropoietin May Up Risk for Hip Fracture in Hemodialysis Patients

Low Bone Mineral Density Prognostic for Atherosclerotic CVD