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Featured article: perioperative management strategies to reduce surgical risk in patients with rheumatic disease

In this narrative review, Susan Goodman and Anne Bass discuss the areas of heightened risk for patients with RA, SLE, and SPA, and the perioperative management strategies currently used to minimize the risks.

Call for papers: Comorbidities in rheumatic diseases - from clinical to translational approaches

We are pleased to announce the journal is accepting submissions for a thematic series covering all aspects of research into comorbidity in rheumatic disease, including pre-clinical and translational science, clinical investigations and epidemiological studies.

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Featured article: cardiovascular comorbidity in RA patients

Aprajita Jagpal and Iris Navarro-Millán review the current data about cardiovascular disease risk in patients with RA, the status of current cardiovascular disease risk prediction models, and discuss management to reduce this risk. 

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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Section Editors

Alessia Alunno, University of Perugia

Susan Goodman, New York

Edward Roddy, Keele University

Alessia Alunno, Section Editor

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.

Susan Goodman, Section Editor

Dr Goodman is an Attending Physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, NYC, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is the Section Editor for the journal's 'Clinical rheumatolgoy' section.

Ed Roddy, Section Editor

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.

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