The risk for aortic regurgitation and cardiac rhythm abnormalities was evaluated in a nationwide cohort of patients with spondyloarthritis.
Decreases in spinal and sacroiliac joint inflammation on MRI were maintained through 204 weeks with certolizumab pegol treatment.
Spinal fracture-free survival among patients with AS was not significantly affected by the use of bDMARD therapy.
Investigators examined the long-term safety and efficacy of a subcutaneous maintenance dose of secukinumab 150 and 300 mg.
Male gender and the Charlson Comorbidity Index score contributed significantly to fracture risk in this population.
Research suggests that the best site to assess bone loss in patients with ankylosing spondylitis is the femoral neck.
Low-dose computed tomography detects more bone proliferation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis compared with conventional radiography.
Transitioning from an originator agent to its biosimilar has the potential to reduce healthcare costs without compromising outcomes.
The use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors to modify structural changes in axial spondyloarthritis may prevent progression to spinal disease.
Although the effect of antirheumatic drugs on inflammatory arthritic conditions has not been fully elucidated, treatment with methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors has been found to improve endothelial dysfunction in this population.
The SSDM series of applications is cost-effective for patients of rheumatologists.
Investigators sought to determine the long-term safety of adalimumab use in patients with arthritis and other immune-related diseases.
Predictors of subclinical accelerated atherosclerosis were examined in a recent study of patients with spondyloarthritis without overt cardiovascular disease.
The first lactation study of its kind evaluated whether a biologic drug is transferred into mature breast milk
Cyltezo subcutaneous injection has been approved by the FDA.
In patients with AS, those with a BMI in the overweight or obese range had a lower likelihood of clinical improvement with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy.
A study analyzes whether underlying sacroiliac erosions may be present in patients with nonradiographic axial spondylarthritis who have normal radiographs.
Serum leptin and high molecular weight adiponectin have an inverse relationship with radiographic spinal progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Determining which patients are unlikely to respond to therapy early on may help reduce unnecessary treatment and contain costs.
Patients saw a reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters.
Patients with panuveitis more often had biopsy-confirmed sarcoidosis than those with other anatomical locations of uveitis (20% vs 4%).
At seven-year follow-up, visual acuity was better with systemic therapy than with intravitreous fluocinolone acetonide implants.
In children with active juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the treatment combination controls eye inflammation.
Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP, confronts the issues surrounding biosimilar substitution for biologic treatments.
Researchers examined whether different TNF inhibitors were associated with different rates of anterior uveitis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis undergoing treatment with adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab.
An observational cohort study of 4961 women with completed pregnancies and a recorded diagnosis of systemic inflammatory conditions.
Study evaluated breast milk samples from 17 lactating mothers diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis.
Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.
Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.
Only 1 in 6 patients who take NSAIDs for back pain achieved benefits from the therapy.
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