Arthritis & Rheumatology

Billing codes aid lupus diagnosis

Vanderbilt researchers used billing codes in electronic health records to develop a “phenotype risk score” that identified established and undiagnosed people with lupus.

Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS

A computer-based method pioneered at Vanderbilt is being used to compare subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Study links opioids, infection risk for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Use of opioid analgesics is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for serious infections among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a Vanderbilt study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.