Rituximab non-responders may still be amenable to B-cell targeted therapies, such as ofatumumab or obinutuzumab.
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In patients with AS, those with a BMI in the overweight or obese range had a lower likelihood of clinical improvement with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy.
The ability of Power Doppler Ultrasound to predict short-term psoriatic arthritis disease flare was investigated in a new study.
Hip osteoarthritis risk may be increased by a higher rate of dairy product consumption.
Predictors for developing ExRA included older age, longer duration of RA, male sex, and positive rheumatoid factor at baseline.
SNB and FNB was more effective in pain relief for patients undergoing TKA.
In a randomized trial that compared the efficacy of yoga, physical therapy, and education for patients with chronic low back pain, yoga was deemed noninferior to PT.
COBRA is a combination therapy regimen for RA that has been shown to be safe and effective in the early stages of RA for improving short- and long-term outcomes.
Our results demonstrate that a significant portion of patients classified as in clinical remission by DAS28 present some imaging findings suggesting disease activity in their clinical dominant foot
Determining which patients are unlikely to respond to therapy early on may help reduce unnecessary treatment and contain costs.
Increased disease activity, poorer physical functioning, and lower education attainment were major predictors for depression in adulthood.
Using a simple pedometer-based intervention effectively reduced fatigue in patients with RA.
Reduced levels of serum uric acid are associated with markedly fewer new-onset gout and gout flares.
Researchers found that one-third of patients remain in remission after discontinuing tofacitinib and that low baseline RF titers predict low disease activity after tofacitinib discontinuation.
MRI is more sensitive than clinical markers for identifying radiographic disease progression.
Researchers evaluated the prevalence of several endocrine disorders in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Cohort study using the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) database compares patient outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of total knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis.
Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Prospective cohort study examines clinical characteristics and outcomes of S aureus bacteremia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Investigators conduct a systematic review to evaluate the risks and benefits of biologics as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded to previous biologic treatment.
Observational study examines use of osteoporosis-related assessments and treatment in women who experienced their first hip fracture.
Long-term tenofovir treatment for hepatitis B infection is linked with abnormal phosphorus metabolism in a recent study.
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.
Researchers examined the long-term safety of glucocorticoid use in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, defined as disease duration <6 months, from the multicenter observational Etude et Suivi des POlyarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes (ESPOIR) cohort.
Researchers used registry data to evaluate the risk of autoimmune diseases over 6.5 years after exposure to HPV vaccines in adolescent and young adult women.
A European League Against Rheumatism writing committee has issued recommendations for family planning for women with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome based on a systemic review.
The researchers conducted a systematic review of data from 59 studies.
Study examined patients who received infliximab for rheumatologic conditions and the incidence of postoperative infections.
Study evaluated cardiovascular risk in patients with a new diagnosis of gout using risk prediction tools and carotid ultrasound.
Study evaluated the complications and success rates for IVF in women with systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome.
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