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%).

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.

MTX + Adalimumab Effective in JIA-Associated Uveitis

In children with active juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the treatment combination controls eye inflammation.

Biosimilar Confidence: Physician-Patient Communication Sets the Tone

Jonathan Krant, MD, FACP, confronts the issues surrounding biosimilar substitution for biologic treatments.

Etanercept May Increase Risk of Anterior Uveitis in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers examined whether different TNF inhibitors were associated with different rates of anterior uveitis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis undergoing treatment with adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab.

High-dose Steroids Increase Serious Infection Risk in Pregnant Women With Inflammatory Conditions

An observational cohort study of 4961 women with completed pregnancies and a recorded diagnosis of systemic inflammatory conditions.

Minimal Amount of TNF Inhibitor Transfers to Breast Milk, Study Finds

Study evaluated breast milk samples from 17 lactating mothers diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.

NSAIDs Limited For Providing Back Pain Relief

Only 1 in 6 patients who take NSAIDs for back pain achieved benefits from the therapy.

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