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EULAR/PReS Standards for Transitional Care of Juvenile-Onset Rheumatic Diseases

Panel advises that up to 50% of young patients with juvenile-onset rheumatic diseases fail to successfully transition to adult rheumatology services.

Clinician Roundtable: Effective Management of Noninfectious Uveitis

Autoimmune uveitis is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a ...

Video Review: Differentiating Septic and Reactive Arthritis

Seronegative spondyloarthropathies associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 antigens can manifest as an acute inflamed joint and must be differentiated from septic arthritis.

Lead Investigator Discusses Phase 3 Trial of IL-17A Inhibitor in PsA

Philip Mease, MD, clinical professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, discusses the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by inhibiting interleukin (IL)-17A with the ...

When Should Rheumatologists Refer Patients for Evaluation by an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Michael M. Alexiades, MD, met with Rheumatology Advisor to discuss the timely referral of patients with inflammatory arthritides who may be candidates for operative intervention.

Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient With Joint Pain and Swelling

Watch a video providing a comprehensive review of the distinguishing factors between the presentation of septic arthritis and Lyme arthritis.

VIDEO: Discussing the Use of Biosimilars for Rheumatic Disease

Discussion of the recent introduction of biosimilar agents into the treatment armamentarium for rheumatic disease.

Delayed Recognition of Spondyloarthritis: Diagnostic Challenges & Opportunities

Delayed diagnosis is associated with worse outcomes and poor treatment responses in patients with spondyloarthritis. Andrew Vreede, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and ...

Looking Beyond Corticosteroids to Treat Noninfectious Uveitis

The recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of adalimumab (Humira®, AbbVie) for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and pan-uveitis is the first ...

Looking Beyond Traditional CV Risk Factors to Predict CV Events in PsA

In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors, increased PsA disease activity also appears to increase cardiovascular risk.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis, Cardiovascular Health Improved With Etanercept Therapy

Psoriatic Arthritis, Cardiovascular Health Improved With Etanercept Therapy

The researchers noted that the small changes in lipid profile do not account for the cardiovascular benefits seen in patients taking etanercept.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Markers of Radiographic Spinal Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Markers of Radiographic Spinal Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Serum leptin and high molecular weight adiponectin have an inverse relationship with radiographic spinal progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Spondyloarthritis Early Predictors of Poor Long-Term Treatment Response in Spondyloarthritis

Early Predictors of Poor Long-Term Treatment Response in Spondyloarthritis

Determining which patients are unlikely to respond to therapy early on may help reduce unnecessary treatment and contain costs.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Anti-TNF- Rx Improves Sleep in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Anti-TNF-α Rx Improves Sleep in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Patients saw a reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters.

Psoriatic Arthritis Tofacitinib Found to Improve Nail Psoriasis

Tofacitinib Found to Improve Nail Psoriasis

There was improvement in nail psoriasis severity at 16 weeks compared with placebo that was maintained through 52 weeks.

Psoriatic Arthritis Serum Amyloid A Levels May Act as Biomarker for Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis

Serum Amyloid A Levels May Act as Biomarker for Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis

Repeated serum amyloid A measurements could act as an additional marker for monitoring disease activity over time in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Abnormal Chest Radiograph in Uveitis Often Sarcoidosis

Abnormal Chest Radiograph in Uveitis Often Sarcoidosis

Patients with panuveitis more often had biopsy-confirmed sarcoidosis than those with other anatomical locations of uveitis (20% vs 4%).

Rheumatoid Arthritis No Negative Effect on Disease Activity Seen in Switching Patients to Biosimilar Infliximab From Originator Drug

No Negative Effect on Disease Activity Seen in Switching Patients to Biosimilar Infliximab From Originator Drug

Researchers found similar disease duration the 3 months before and after the switch to CT-P13 in patients.

Psoriatic Arthritis Ixekizumab Benefits Patients With Treatment-Resistant Psoriatic Arthritis

Ixekizumab Benefits Patients With Treatment-Resistant Psoriatic Arthritis

Ixekizumab was found to benefit patients with psoriatic arthritis showing poor response to conventional treatment when administered over a 2- or 4-week period.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Systemic Therapy Associated With Improved Visual Acuity in Uveitis

Systemic Therapy Associated With Improved Visual Acuity in Uveitis

At seven-year follow-up, visual acuity was better with systemic therapy than with intravitreous fluocinolone acetonide implants.

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