Racial differences persist in older adults with asthma

In a study of 4,700 older adults with asthma, researchers found that symptoms and health care utilization remained different among African American and Hispanic survey respondents compared with white respondents even after adjustment for multiple social determinants. “As the population continues to age, it’s important that researchers look at the impact of asthma on older populations

Patient-reported flares in RA linked to inflammation found via MRI, ultrasound

Patient-reported flares among individuals with rheumatoid arthritis are linked to inflammation detected through serial MRI and ultrasound, according to findings published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.“There is limited evidence about the relation between patient-reported flare and inflammatory lesions on imaging,” Dorota Kuettel, MD, of the University Hospital of Southern