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Volume 17 Issue 9, September 2021

Inspired by the Review on p515. The online representation of the cover has been updated to correct an error in the background map image.

Cover design: S.Harris/Springer Nature Limited.

Volume 17 Issue 9

Research Highlights

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News & Views

  • Short telomere length is implicated in lung diseases and can be caused by mutations in telomere genes. Acquired autoimmunity directed against components of the telomere system is now reported in some patients with systemic sclerosis or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, suggesting a novel explanation for short telomeres in these diseases.

    • Katja Lakota
    • John Varga
    News & Views
  • The 2021 ACR guideline for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis provides an update on several important topics, including the use of targeted synthetic DMARDs (tsDMARDs). But how does the new guideline compare to EULAR recommendations, and is the growing importance of tsDMARDs adequately accounted for?

    • Rieke Alten
    • Max Mischkewitz
    News & Views
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  • In this Review, the authors summarize and discuss the existing evidence on the incidence, prevalence and mortality of systemic lupus erythematosus across different world regions, with a focus on studies from the past 5 years.

    • Megan R. W. Barber
    • Cristina Drenkard
    • Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman
    Review Article
  • Hypertension and osteoarthritis are associated with each other epidemiologically and share several molecular pathways. In this Review, the authors examine the crossover between these two conditions and propose the repurposing of antihypertensive medications to treat osteoarthritis.

    • Karen Ching
    • Xavier Houard
    • Chunyi Wen
    Review Article
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