MRI in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Assessing Disease Activity, Remission, Prognosis

MRI allows to show changes to bone and cartilage, and to discriminate these from fluid and soft tissues around the joints, making it a good ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: A Review of Safety Guidelines

Only limited data is available regarding the safety of anti-rheumatic drugs in pregnancy.

Assessing Vaccine Safety for Young People With Rheumatic Disorders

The effect of rheumatic disease on vaccine safety in children was examined.

Rheumatic Manifestations of HCV: New Treatment Options

Patients with HCV are at risk for several extrahepatic sequelae. Find out what they are, and the new treatment options for managing HCV in RA.

OMERACT Assessment Effectively Identifies Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares

Preliminary findings suggest that the OMERACT flare assessment tool is effective for identifying RA flares, with high agreement between providers and patients on flare status.

Improved Diagnosis of CVD in Patients With RA: Expert Insights

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging can detect structural and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in the very early preclinical stage.

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.

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.

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Pneumococcal Vaccination in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Treatment Into Consideration

Pneumococcal Vaccination in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Treatment Into Consideration

Clinicians conducting pneumococcal vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis should take into consideration the type of RA treatment being used and offer early vaccination.

Tocilizumab Treat-to-Target More Efficacious Than Methotrexate in RA

Tocilizumab Treat-to-Target More Efficacious Than Methotrexate in RA

DMARD-naïve patients with rheumatoid arthritis benefited from treat-to-target tocilizumab therapy.

Adhering to TNFi Therapy May Reduce Joint Replacement Rates in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Adhering to TNFi Therapy May Reduce Joint Replacement Rates in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Approval of TNFi therapies for the management of RA indicates a temporal association with reduced rates of total knee replacement surgery.

TNFi Use Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk in RA

TNFi Use Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk in RA

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who receive TNF inhibitor treatment do not appear to be at increased risk for overall cancer.

Ultrasound Scoring System for Evaluation of Synovitis of Wrists and Hands in RA

Ultrasound Scoring System for Evaluation of Synovitis of Wrists and Hands in RA

A simplified and validated ultrasound scoring system for the evaluation of synovitis in the wrists and hands of patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been proposed.

Assessment of Intracranial Circulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assessment of Intracranial Circulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study appears to be the first of its kind to use transcranial Doppler to assess intracranial arteries in rheumatoid arthritis.

Multi-Biomarker Disease Activity Test to Assess Disease Activity in RA

Multi-Biomarker Disease Activity Test to Assess Disease Activity in RA

In a real-world registry of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, scores on the multi-biomarker disease activity test were significantly associated with RA disease activity, obesity, and age.

Patients With RA Using DMARDs May Have Higher Risk for Dementia

Patients With RA Using DMARDs May Have Higher Risk for Dementia

These results highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary team for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Predictive Value of Autoantibodies in Clinically Suspect Arthralgia and Risk for RA

Predictive Value of Autoantibodies in Clinically Suspect Arthralgia and Risk for RA

The presence of the certain autoantibodies accurately predicts a person's risk for progression from clinically suspect arthralgia to rheumatoid arthritis.

Ketoprofen for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain: Safe and Effective

Ketoprofen for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain: Safe and Effective

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain.

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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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