This research provides further support to compelling data linking inflammation and depression.
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To effectively treat individuals with radiographic knee OA and comorbid depressive disorder, it is necessary to use a combined treatment strategy of 2 interventions delivered in parallel to simultaneously target each condition.
Based on these results, clinicians should consider assessing functional and mental health states before biologic tapering.
Abatacept may offer good efficacy for improving bone mineral density at the femoral neck in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Adalimumab was well tolerated and associated with persistent uveitis improvement in most cases.
The FDA has expanded the approval of mepolizumab for treating eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, which causes vasculitis.
As of November 21, 2017, the FDA received 194 adverse event reports about the unapproved osteoarthritis treatment Limbrel.
Gout medication febuxostat (Uloric) was associated with an increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes.
Inflammation shown on MRI of the sacroiliac joint (MRI-SI) is prevalent in axSpA (±30%), but the specificity is not well known.
Rheumatology specialists should be aware of the clinical features of SSc-PAH, as well as the tools available to facilitate a prompt, accurate diagnosis.
Psychoeducational treatments can aid in the transition to adult care, but this is often lacking for teens due to access issues.
EULAR and ACR jointly funded and collaborated on creating a set of criteria that can be used to more accurately identify patients with SLE for inclusion in clinical trials.
Recognition of the negative consequences of being obese is vital to effectively managing axial spondyloarthropathy.
Researchers studied how BMI changes would affect disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus
Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis under biologic therapy in a real-world setting have high rates of serious infections.
In women at increased risk of RA, the presence of ACPA is associated with menopause and with the early post-menopausal period.
Ultrasound examination of the hands can facilitate the diagnosis of hand osteoarthritis in patients who do not fulfill ACR criteria.
This condition is associated with serious disease flare complicated by sepsis and a high mortality rate.
A hand exercise program in addition to ADL education did not improve ADL ability more than ADL education alone.
Repeated serum amyloid A measurements could act as an additional marker for monitoring disease activity over time in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Findings suggest that different TNF inhibitor (TNFi) therapies function by alternative mechanisms that affect patient outcomes.
Vibrating gloves may reduce hand pain in women with hand osteoarthritis.
The American College of Physicians has updated its 2008 guidelines on treating low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures.
This research is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.
Methods to prevent depression could help reduce chronic back pain.
Due to the prevalence of prescription opioid abuse in the United States, the development of abuse-resistant pain medications has been a focus for many pharmaceutical companies.
Ongoing monitoring and treatment of RA patients’ mental health is important and may impact long-term RA outcomes.
A randomized-control trial found that mind-body skills training improved depressive symptoms in patients with SLE.
Recognizing depression in PsA is important because psychological well-being may contribute to disease activity in PsA.
Levels of depression and anxiety varied by disease. Special attention should be paid to patients with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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