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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Simplified Combination Tx for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Safe, Effective

Simplified Combination Tx for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Safe, Effective

COBRA is a combination therapy regimen for RA that has been shown to be safe and effective in the early stages of RA for improving short- and long-term outcomes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed in Hands of 33-Year-Old Transplant Patient

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed in Hands of 33-Year-Old Transplant Patient

Patient developed subacute bilateral hand pain and swelling 1 year after transplantation.

Shock Wave Therapy Treatment for Arthralgia in RA Patients

Shock Wave Therapy Treatment for Arthralgia in RA Patients

Significant reductions in VAS scores, morning stiffness duration in case series of 15 patients

Chronic Inflammatory Disorders May Increase Cardiometabolic, Mortality Risks

Chronic Inflammatory Disorders May Increase Cardiometabolic, Mortality Risks

The degree of risk for cardiometabolic events and all-cause mortality appeared to increase in participants who took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroid drugs.

In Rheumatoid Arthritis, Combination Therapy More Favorable Than Tofacitinib Monotherapy

In Rheumatoid Arthritis, Combination Therapy More Favorable Than Tofacitinib Monotherapy

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who do not respond well to methotrexate monotherapy may succeed with combination therapy.

Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause Associated With Increased Risk of RA

Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause Associated With Increased Risk of RA

In women at increased risk of RA, the presence of ACPA is associated with menopause and with the early post-menopausal period.

Disease Activity Evident on Foot MRI During Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Disease Activity Evident on Foot MRI During Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Our results demonstrate that a significant portion of patients classified as in clinical remission by DAS28 present some imaging findings suggesting disease activity in their clinical dominant foot

RA-Associated Pain, Swelling Reduced By Eating Fish

RA-Associated Pain, Swelling Reduced By Eating Fish

Researchers suggest most varieties of fish may play a role in controlling symptoms.

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Increase Risk for Herpes Zoster

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Increase Risk for Herpes Zoster

Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics, but not prednisolone, may increase the risk for herpes zoster.

Arterial Function in Patients With RA Consistently Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Arterial Function in Patients With RA Consistently Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Researchers found that traditional cardiovascular risk factors and disease characteristics were consistently associated with vascular hemodynamic alterations in RA.

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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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