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EULAR pivoted their annual meeting online for its 2020 edition, we look back and blog some of the highlights.
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Featured article: Points to consider in cardiovascular disease risk management among patients with rheumatoid arthritis living in South Africa, an unequal middle income country
This study addressed the usefulness of cardiovascular risk management via EULAR-endorsed recommendations to South Africa. The authors recruited relevant stakeholders and adapted these guidelines based on the country’s income differences, health access and local possibilities. This publication may inspire other studies to perform and publish comprehensive adaptations of existing algorithms. As chosen by Editorial Board Member Javier Rodriguez-Carrio.
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Aims and scope
BMC Rheumatology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers pre-clinical, translational and clinical articles on all aspects of the prevention, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases, related systemic and inflammatory conditions and associated comorbidities, as well as epidemiology, education, pathophysiology, genetics, and drug development.
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Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK
Clare McFadden, BioMed Central, UK
Alessia Alunno, University of Perugia, IT
Susan Goodman, New York, USA
Edward Roddy, Keele University, UK
Amanpreet Athwal, BioMed Central, UK
We are pleased to announce that BMC Rheumatology and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders are accepting submissions to a cross-journal thematic series covering all work dealing with imaging of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr Alunno is Assistant Professor of Rheumatology working at the Rheumatology Unit, University of Perugia, Italy. She is Section Editor for the journal's 'Pre-clinical and translational science' section.
Dr Roddy is a Reader in Rheumatology at Keele University’s Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre and Consultant Rheumatologist at the Haywood Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. He is the Section Editor of the journal's 'Epidemiology and public health' section.