The inclusion of footwear in a foot care package failed to improve foot pain and disability in patients with gout over a period of 6 months, according to study results published in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Researchers conducted a parallel-group randomized controlled trial that included 96 patients with gout who were randomly assigned to a…
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Investigators compared clinical impression and confidence of extended role practitioners with that of rheumatologists experienced in axial spondyloarthritis.
Changes in systemic inflammatory markers may mediate the effects of diet control and exercise on pain, and to a greater extent, on function in overweight and obese patients with knee osteoarthritis.
The lifetime risk for knee and hip replacement for individuals with a diagnosis of RA is approximately double that of the general population, according to a UK study.
Patients with JIA who received tocilizumab therapy experienced transient neutropenia that was not associated with an increased number of infections.
Researchers examined the effect of concomitant csDMARD use on time to bDMARD discontinuation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Although there was high agreement and similar classification of change among the questionnaires, these may not be completely interchangeable.
Rituximab treatment improved skin fibrosis in a cohort of patients with SSc, but no significant change was observed in lung fibrosis.
Researchers sought to compare the validity of primary care gout diagnosis vs published classification criteria.
Investigators developed a personalized shared decision-making training program for rheumatologists and assessed the effect of the program on patient satisfaction and rheumatologists’ shared decision-making skills in daily practice.
The Fatigue Assessment Scale was validated as a reliable and simple tool to assess fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Researchers examined the role of pain and function in the association between stiffness and quality of life in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
Preinfusion serum uric acid levels were an effective biomarker for identifying patients at risk for infusion reactions while receiving pegloticase.
Researchers have identified reproductive risk factors associated with an increased risk for total knee replacement in women with severe knee osteoarthritis.
Researchers identified useful screening factors for identifying at-risk individuals for follow-up rheumatologic assessment or inclusion in prospective studies.
Patients in a primary care setting with inflammatory disorders had elevated rates of depression and anxiety.
Researchers evaluated the prevalence, treatment patterns, disease characteristics, and comorbid diseases among people in Denmark with psoriatic arthritis.
Pregnancy and offspring outcomes were reassuring in couples where men with spondyloarthritis (SpA) were exposed to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), according to results from a study published in The Journal of Rheumatology. Researchers conducted a multicenter prospective study of 202 men with SpA who were exposed to TNFi therapy for a minimum of 12…
Investigators reviewed economic analyses comparing cycling TNFi with swapping with another therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who did not respond to initial TNFi therapy.
The use of csDMARDs with TNFi may increase the likelihood of achieving clinical response in overweight or obese patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
A novel MRI-based semiquantitative scoring system has shown reliability for assessing markers of hip inflammation in patients with hip osteoarthritis.
Researchers analyzed the association between enthesitis, synovitis, and peritenon extensor tendon inflammation in psoriatic arthritis.
Individuals with gout reported frequent sleep disorders and daytime sleepiness in an online survey.
Etanercept monotherapy and combination therapy showed greater efficacy compared with methotrexate monotherapy in psoriatic arthritis.
In patients with ankylosing spondylitis, detecting drug and antidrug antibody levels may facilitate treatment efficacy estimation and adjustment of medication regimens during etanercept biosimilar therapy.
Researchers examined the clinical utility of multi-energy spectral photon-counting CT in crystal arthritis.
A cardiovascular risk assessment tool modified according to EULAR recommendations did not improve predictive performance in patients with PsA.
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