Updated Baricitinib Safety Data Available for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

Terence Rooney, MD, senior medical director, Lilly Bio-Medicines, discusses updated baricitinib safety data presented at ACR/ARHP 2018.

Undifferentiated Arthritis: Identifying Candidates for Early Treatment to Prevent Progression to RA

Given the substantial overlap with RA, emerging theories suggest that undifferentiated arthritis represents a unique window of opportunity to intervene in the pathology of RA ...

Examining Gaps in Mental Health Care Among Youth With Juvenile Rheumatic Disease

There is an unmet need for mental health interventions that address illness-related issues affecting youth with rheumatologic conditions.

Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Need to Be Monitored for HBV Reactivation

Clinicians need to monitor reactivation of the hepatitis B virus in patients with rheumatic diseases by testing for elevation of liver enzymes and HBV DNA ...

Temporary Methotrexate Discontinuation in RA: Ensuring Vaccination Immunogenicity

Rheumatologists should coordinate with the patient's primary care provider to facilitate an effective and comprehensive vaccination schedule.

Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

John M. Davis III, MD, MS, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jennifer Gorman, MD, MPH, from The Polyclinic in Seattle, Washington, discuss ...

Chikungunya Virus: What Every Rheumatologist Should Know

Chikungunya virus has become a disease of global concern due to its potentially disabling consequences and its efficient transmission.

Pregnancy in Rheumatic Disease: Managing Potentially Teratogenic Medications

Petros Efthimiou, MD, a rheumatologist at NYU Langone Health, discusses how clinicians should approach prescribing potentially teratogenic drugs in pregnancy.

Comparing Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors for RA and SpA: Overview & Expert Interview

They similarities and differences of anti-TNF drug function in RA and SpA are discussed in an expert interview.

Choosing the Right TNF Inhibitor Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are important differences in TNFis for specific clinical conditions that recent research has made more apparent.

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Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional disability progressed more rapidly in postmenopausal compared with premenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rituximab Biosimilar Shows Similar Safety to Reference Biologic in RA

Rituximab Biosimilar Shows Similar Safety to Reference Biologic in RA

The safety of switching from reference rituximab to the rituximab biosimilar was comparable to continuation of reference rituximab.

Factors Affecting Hand Function, Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Factors Affecting Hand Function, Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Data highlight a lack of consideration of personal and environmental factors when studying the effects of RA on hand function.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease, indicated by an increased risk of developing autoimmune thyroid disease before RA diagnosis.

Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy Assessed in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy Assessed in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

Researchers assessed the risk for peripheral neuropathy with TNFi in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Biosimilar Hyrimoz Gains FDA Approval

Biosimilar Hyrimoz Gains FDA Approval

The FDA's approval was supported by data from analytical, preclinical, and clinical research showing that Hyrimoz matched the reference product's safety, efficacy, and quality.

High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis

High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis

Data from the CDC show that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population.

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.

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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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