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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Baseline Ultrasound Abnormalities May Predict Relapse

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Baseline Ultrasound Abnormalities May Predict Relapse

Abnormality on an ultrasound examination significantly increased the risk for flare in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Predictors of Disability Assessed in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Predictors of Disability Assessed in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Data from the CARRA Legacy Registry show disability is common in patients with childhood-onset SLE.

Improving Pediatric Rheumatic Disease Care With Consensus-Based Treatment Plans

Improving Pediatric Rheumatic Disease Care With Consensus-Based Treatment Plans

The goal of consensus treatment plans is to drive a cycle of innovation and replacement that allows the addition of new treatments and the removal of unused or ineffective strategies.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Exposure In Utero Increases Chronic Disease Risk in Children

Rheumatoid Arthritis Exposure In Utero Increases Chronic Disease Risk in Children

Maternal RA exposure in utero may increase the risk for certain chronic conditions, including RA, thyroid disease, and epilepsy.

More Severe Disease Found in Juvenile Myositis With Anti-NT5C1A Autoantibodies

More Severe Disease Found in Juvenile Myositis With Anti-NT5C1A Autoantibodies

Autoantibodies that recognize cytosolic 5′-nucleotidase 1A were detected in about 25% of patients with juvenile myositis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Choosing a Biologic Therapy for JIA: Etanercept vs Tocilizumab vs IL-1 Inhibitors

Choosing a Biologic Therapy for JIA: Etanercept vs Tocilizumab vs IL-1 Inhibitors

Treatment response was most significant in patients taking either tocilizumab or an interleukin-1 inhibitor.

Adalimumab Effective in JIA-Associated Uveitis Unresponsive to Methotrexate

Adalimumab Effective in JIA-Associated Uveitis Unresponsive to Methotrexate

Adalimumab was well tolerated and associated with persistent uveitis improvement in most cases.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Disease Activity Low but Stable During Pregnancy

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Disease Activity Low but Stable During Pregnancy

An increase in disease activity 6 weeks postpartum suggests the need for tight follow-up of women with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Not Associated With Fracture Risk in Pediatric Patients

Inhaled Corticosteroid Use Not Associated With Fracture Risk in Pediatric Patients

Systemic but not inhaled corticosteroid use may be associated with increased fracture risk in pediatric patients.

Fluorescence Optical Imaging for Diagnosis of Pediatric Rheumatologic Conditions

Fluorescence Optical Imaging for Diagnosis of Pediatric Rheumatologic Conditions

Chronic inflammatory rheumatologic diseases benefit from early anti-inflammatory treatment; however, interdisciplinary approaches may be necessary for identifying and managing noninflammatory joint pain.

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