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Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Acceptance in Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Acceptance in Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

A direct recommendation from physicians had the greatest effect on patients' positive vaccination status.

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAIDs for Arthritis

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAIDs for Arthritis

Factors to be considered when choosing the correct NSAID for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use.

PROMIS Effective for Physical, Mental Health Assessment in DMARD-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis

PROMIS Effective for Physical, Mental Health Assessment in DMARD-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis

PROMIS measures can detect changes in symptoms of global health, pain, sleep, fatigue, and emotional health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are initiating DMARD therapy.

Patient-Reported Disease Activity Correlates With Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in RA

Patient-Reported Disease Activity Correlates With Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in RA

A clear difference exists in the utility of patient-reported measures of disease activity in women with SLE and those with RA.

Similar Quality of Life Reported in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Similar Quality of Life Reported in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Health-related quality of life was similar in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Antibiotic-Methotrexate Combination Leads to Serious Side Effects in a Patient With RA

Antibiotic-Methotrexate Combination Leads to Serious Side Effects in a Patient With RA

The case involved a 68-year-old female patient with rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate 10 mg weekly who presented to the emergency department with complaints of lethargy and weakness after being prescribed a 2-week course of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for a bacterial skin infection.

Fatigue Affects Work Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Fatigue Affects Work Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Fatigue had a significant and independent effect on work disability measures in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Multisystem Intervention Reduces Missed Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination in RA

Multisystem Intervention Reduces Missed Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination in RA

Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis currently experience missed opportunities to be vaccinated against influenza.

RA Associated With Greater Reduction in Short-Term Disease Burden vs Osteoarthritis

RA Associated With Greater Reduction in Short-Term Disease Burden vs Osteoarthritis

Investigators analyzed MDHAQ/RAPID3 scores in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis to assess disease burden associated with each rheumatic disease.

RA: Psychological State Predicts Disease Flare Following TNF Tapering

RA: Psychological State Predicts Disease Flare Following TNF Tapering

Based on these results, clinicians should consider assessing functional and mental health states before biologic tapering.

Tofacitinib May Effectively Alleviate Pain in RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tofacitinib May Effectively Alleviate Pain in RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tofacitinib may provide a fast and prolonged analgesic effect in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis who are unresponsive to csDMARD or to TNFi, as well as in individuals with ankylosing spondylitis.

RA: MRI Values May Not Benefit Clinical, Radiographic Outcomes in Treat-to-Target Strategy

RA: MRI Values May Not Benefit Clinical, Radiographic Outcomes in Treat-to-Target Strategy

Researchers sought to determine whether a treat-to-target strategy based on MRI assessments targeting absence bone marrow edema would lead to improved clinical and radiographic outcomes.

Initial High Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Depression

Initial High Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Depression

Investigators sought to determine whether initial high disease activity or changes in disease activity contribute to the development of persistent depression among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.

Upadacitinib Monotherapy Yields Positive Results in Phase 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

Upadacitinib Monotherapy Yields Positive Results in Phase 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

Results of the phase 3 SELECT-EARLY study show positive results for upadacitinib in adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

Mental health outcomes in patients with RA are unlikely to resolve with effective RA pharmacological disease management alone.

FDA Approves Baricitinib for Adults With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

FDA Approves Baricitinib for Adults With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

The FDA has approved baricitinib for the treatment of adults with active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to ≥1 tumor necrosis factor antagonist.

Predictors of Post-Chikungunya Chronic Polyarthralgia

Predictors of Post-Chikungunya Chronic Polyarthralgia

Researchers reported on the first outbreak of an Asian lineage of chikungunya virus in Aruba.

False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Linked to Methotrexate Therapy

False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Linked to Methotrexate Therapy

High rates of false-positive results on the tuberculin skin test have been reported among patients treated with methotrexate.

RA Treatment During Pregnancy: Is Infection Risk Greater in Offspring?

RA Treatment During Pregnancy: Is Infection Risk Greater in Offspring?

Children exposed to TNFi's during the gestational period were found not to have a significantly higher risk of developing serious infections.

HBV Status Linked to Disease Activity and Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

HBV Status Linked to Disease Activity and Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis with chronic hepatitis B virus infection demonstrated greater radiographic progression and poorer clinical response at 1 year.

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