Rheumatoid Arthritis Headlines

Diabetes Associated With Elevated Risk for Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Diabetes Associated With Elevated Risk for Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Osteoarthritis was the most common form of arthritis in patients with diabetes but rheumatoid arthritis had the most pronounced association with diabetes.

TNF-α Inhibitor Therapy May Benefit Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Women With RA

TNF-α Inhibitor Therapy May Benefit Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Women With RA

Anti-TNF-α therapy has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans tissue in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Examining Dose Prescriptions Used for Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for RA

Examining Dose Prescriptions Used for Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for RA

Researchers present a new approach to investigate dose prescriptions used for exercise interventions evaluated in randomized clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis.

Worse Clinical, Ultrasonographic Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity

Worse Clinical, Ultrasonographic Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity

Patients with obesity and rheumatoid arthritis experienced worse clinical and ultrasonographic outcomes.

Sexual Dysfunction Common, Undertreated in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sexual Dysfunction Common, Undertreated in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sexual dysfunction may be common in women with rheumatoid arthritis and affect all subdomains of sexual function.

Rheumatic Disease Risk Increased in Myasthenia Gravis After Thymectomy

Rheumatic Disease Risk Increased in Myasthenia Gravis After Thymectomy

Data revealed an association between myasthenia gravis and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

High Satisfaction With Intravenous Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

High Satisfaction With Intravenous Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Survey data suggest a high level of satisfaction with intravenous administration of biologic therapy among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis Examined

Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis Examined

Study results support the recommended use of bDMARDs in combination with csDMARDs in patients with RA.

Higher RA Remission Rates Achieved With Treat-to-Target Strategy vs Routine Care

Higher RA Remission Rates Achieved With Treat-to-Target Strategy vs Routine Care

Higher remission rates and better quality of life were achieved in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received a treat-to-target strategy.

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with RA.

Investigational JAK1 Inhibitor Looks Promising in Phase 3 RA Study

Investigational JAK1 Inhibitor Looks Promising in Phase 3 RA Study

Top-line data from the FINCH 2 trial showed that treatment with filgotinib led to a significantly higher proportion of RA patients achieving ACR20 response.

Coccidioidomycosis Screening Benefits TNFi Therapy Recipients

Coccidioidomycosis Screening Benefits TNFi Therapy Recipients

Screening of asymptomatic coccidioidomycosis within a Coccidioides-endemic area allowed for identifying and managing asymptomatic cases before patients began tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy.

Childhood Exposure to Passive Smoking Increases Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Childhood Exposure to Passive Smoking Increases Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Passive smoking during childhood was linked to an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

Similar Safety Observed for Adalimumab Across Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions

Similar Safety Observed for Adalimumab Across Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions

The safety profile of adalimumab in pediatric patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn disease was similar across indications.

Quality Improvement Intervention Increases Contraceptive Use in Women Taking Teratogenic Medications

Quality Improvement Intervention Increases Contraceptive Use in Women Taking Teratogenic Medications

A quality improvement initiative improved care in a rheumatology clinic by increasing 3 process measures for contraception use among women taking teratogenic medications.

MRI-Detected Erosions in Undifferentiated Arthritis May Not Predict Risk for RA

MRI-Detected Erosions in Undifferentiated Arthritis May Not Predict Risk for RA

Researchers assessed the predictive accuracy of MRI-detected erosions in patients with undifferentiated arthritis.

DPP-4 Inhibitors and Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Type 2 Diabetes

DPP-4 Inhibitors and Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators sought to determine whether the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors is associated with the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis.

Efficacy of ABT-122 Maintained in Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis at 36 Weeks

Efficacy of ABT-122 Maintained in Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis at 36 Weeks

ABT-122 demonstrated acceptable tolerability and maintenance of efficacy at 36 weeks in patients with RA or PsA receiving background methotrexate.

Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with RA, particularly elderly patients, who receive the influenza vaccine have significantly lower morbidity and mortality.

Novel Visual Scoring Method Detects Cortical Interruptions in RA With HR-pQCT

Novel Visual Scoring Method Detects Cortical Interruptions in RA With HR-pQCT

The scoring method allows detection of small cortical interruptions on HR-pQCT imaging of finger joints.