Rheumatology Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the LocumTenens.com Rheumatology Career and Resource Center! Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect rheumatology employment opportunity, too. 

Rheumatology has second highest rate of telemedicine adoption among all specialties

Source: Becker's Hospital Review

According to Doximity's 2020 State of Telemedicine Report, Rheumatology has the second highest rate of telemedicine adoption among all specialties. Telemedicine allows physicians and advanced practitioners to help patients manage chronic conditions without them having to spend time and resources traveling back and forth to in-office appointments. The report also found 53% of patients with chronic conditions believed the quality of care they receive via telemedicine is the same or better than the care they receive at in-office visits.

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Unexpected lab findings lead to reduced arthritic inflammation

Source: University of Virginia Health System

A unique discovery at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine is shedding light on new methods to test and treat for the rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists were shocked to find that deleting a gene called ELMO1 significantly reduced arthritic symptoms in mice. Because it was originally believed that the loss of ELMO1 would increase inflammation, the outcome came as a surprise, albeit a welcomed one. Researchers are now focused on developing drugs to inhibit the function of ELMO1 and test for its variation.

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