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Professor Christopher Buckley, University of Birmingham and University of Oxford, UK
Professor Harris Perlman, Northwestern University, USA

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Established in 1999, Arthritis Research and Therapy is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal, publishing original articles in the area of musculoskeletal research and therapy as well as, reviews, commentaries and reports.
A major focus of the journal is on the immunologic processes leading to inflammation, damage and repair as they relate to autoimmune rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, and which inform the translation of this knowledge into advances in clinical care.
Original basic, translational and clinical research is considered for publication along with results of early and late phase therapeutic trials, especially as they pertain to the underpinning science that informs clinical observations in interventional studies.

Consequences of bariatric surgery on outcomes in rheumatic diseases

© AMELIE-BENOIST / BSIP / mauritiuObesity is associated with numerous comorbidities including some rheumatic conditions. Bariatric surgery is being increasingly used due to the positive effects on major comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Consequentially, surgically induced weight and adipose tissue losses might play a role in the course of rheumatic conditions.

In this review, Lespessailles et al provide rheumatologists with an update on the positive and negative effects of bariatric surgery on the rheumatic outcomes reported in the literature.

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