ICER Concludes Targeted Immunomodulators Are Overpriced: Advocacy Organizations Express Concern

ICER found TIMs to be efficacious overall but did not find them to be cost-effective.

Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease may be the main precipitating factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis by fostering the environment for multiple destructive mechanisms that attack synovial ...

JAK/STAT Inhibitors: A New Treatment Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Janus kinase and signal transducers and activators of transcription inhibitors represent promising treatment targets in RA.

Cytomegalovirus Connection With Rheumatoid Arthritis Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

Florian Kern, deputy director of research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the United Kingdom, discusses his recently published review wherein he and his ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Decades of Studies Yield No Clear Answer

Researchers have long been interested in whether omega-3 supplements can improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and ...

Shared Decision-Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patient care is more than providing treatment and measuring disease activity, says Jonathan Krant, MD, a rheumatologist from upstate New York. In this interview, the ...

Harnessing Neurostimulation to Target the Inflammatory Reflex in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recent research may help guide future investigations into the use of "bioelectronic medicine" in diseases that are currently treated with pharmacotherapy.

Role of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Rheumatology Practice

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may help reduce shortages in the rheumatology workforce that are apparent in select communities, and further address treat-to-target inflammatory arthritis ...

Smartphone Apps Can Help Track Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Smartphone apps enable physicians to detect and explore similarities and discrepancies between objective and subjective data.

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Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers say that MRI of the hand and foot can be used in the early diagnostic process of RA in patients with UA.

Peficitinib Shows Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA

Peficitinib Shows Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA

Peficitinib combined with certain csDMARDs results in a dose-dependent ACR20 response rate in patients with RA.

Physician Assistants May Help Fill Rheumatology Workforce Shortage

Physician Assistants May Help Fill Rheumatology Workforce Shortage

The gap between supply and demand for rheumatologists is expected to widen substantially by 2030.

Combining High-Frequency Ultrasound With Anti-CCP Testing for Early RA Diagnosis

Combining High-Frequency Ultrasound With Anti-CCP Testing for Early RA Diagnosis

High-frequency color Doppler ultrasonography together with anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody testing may allow for earlier diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Antipsychotic Nonadherence Greater Than for Somatic Illness Due to Social Stigma

Antipsychotic Nonadherence Greater Than for Somatic Illness Due to Social Stigma

Schizophrenia was perceived as more distressful and with higher perceived social stigma than the other disorders analyzed.

Ultrasound Remission, Health Status Not Correlated in RA in Clinical Remission

Ultrasound Remission, Health Status Not Correlated in RA in Clinical Remission

No clear association between health status and ultrasound remission was evident in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Asthma: Is There a Link?

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Asthma: Is There a Link?

Rheumatoid arthritis and asthma have a strong association that could enable earlier disease recognition and improved treatments.

Low Disease Activity After Tofacitinib Discontinuation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Low Disease Activity After Tofacitinib Discontinuation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers found that one-third of patients remain in remission after discontinuing tofacitinib and that low baseline RF titers predict low disease activity after tofacitinib discontinuation.

Good Long-Term Outcomes Seen With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Good Long-Term Outcomes Seen With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Early rheumatoid arthritis treatment leads to improvement in long-term outcomes.

Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Important for Long-Term Outcomes

Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Important for Long-Term Outcomes

One study shows a drop in mortality attributable to rheumatoid arthritis from 1987 to 2011.

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Alcohol Use: Surveying Effects on the Body's Major Systems

Alcohol Use: Surveying Effects on the Body's Major Systems

The effects of alcohol on the body's systems are examined here, with both damaging and potentially protective effects being explored. ...

Ten Unusually Specific ICD-10 Codes

Ten Unusually Specific ICD-10 Codes

With nearly 70,000 ICD-10 diagnosis codes available to clinicians, things are bound to get interesting.

Role of Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis

Role of Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis

Increasing evidence indicates serum vitamin D levels and polymorphisms in enzymes involved in vitamin D metabolism can affect the risk ...

Mitigating Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mitigating Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD-related mortality compared with the general ...

Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Validation of a patient-report outcome instrument as an effective independent tool for measuring disease activity and treatment response may one ...

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