Researchers compared the real-world absolute and relative effectiveness in patients with RA of starting any of the available biologic DMARDs.
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Researchers observed substantial statewide variation in rates of treatment with long-term opioid therapy in osteoarthritis.
Researchers used optical coherence tomography angiography to measure retinal microvascular blood flow in patients with systemic sclerosis with no clinical signs of retinal involvement.
However, women with PsA were less likely to use any form of contraceptive compared with women with RA.
Investigators examined the efficacy and safety of anakinra in medically complex, hospitalized patients with acute gout and calcium pyrophosphate crystal arthritis.
Data show that current smoking status was inversely associated with primary Sjogren syndrome.
Smoking was independently associated with an adverse disease profile in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
Short-term treatment of weight loss with a very low-energy diet was associated with significant positive effects on disease activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis and obesity.
Evidence shows a disconnect between disease activity and radiographic progression in patients with PsA receiving adalimumab.
Considerable numbers of patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden are not receiving optimal therapy, according to results of a Scandinavian survey.
Patients with plaque psoriasis have a reduced health-related quality of life, mainly in terms of emotional aspects.
Vitamin D deficiency was common and associated with higher disease activity and risk for juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis.
Data show that the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta isoform pathway is active in Sjogren syndrome.
Systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary hypertension and systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease exhibit similar but distinct gene expression profiles.
The use of abatacept as an initial bDMARD for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a slightly elevated risk for cancer overall.
Researchers evaluated the influence of disease-related findings and treatment outcomes on survival in a population-based cohort of patients with giant cell arteritis.
The presence of primary hypertension does not appear to have an effect on the prognosis of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Fatigue and depressive symptoms had a negative effect on work stability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Patient-reported outcomes for care delivered using telemedicine were similar to usual care, with significant cost and distance savings.
The prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease has increased over the 10-year period from 2004 to 2013.
Researchers assessed the safety, biologic, and clinical effects of low-dose interleukin-2 across 11 individual diseases chosen to represent the whole spectrum of autoimmune or inflammatory chronic diseases.
Severe gastrointestinal disease is common in early systemic sclerosis, and is linked to increased mortality.
Researchers evaluated the Montreal Cognitive Assessment questionnaire and the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly as screening tools for cognitive dysfunction in SLE.
The presence of the FCGR2A rs1801274-TT genotype and FCGR3A rs396991-G allele may act as significant predictors of response to tocilizumab and rituximab therapy in RA.
Researchers observed a significant reduction in the incidence of acute anterior uveitis among patients with ankylosing spondylitis treated with golimumab.
Ultrasound effusion and synovial hypertrophy differ by gender in community-derived people without painful knee OA.
Poor vitamin K status is associated with inflammation and low areal bone mineral density (BMD) among patients with end-stage renal disease.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the use of multiple antibody assays may improve clinical diagnosis and disease management.
Investigators examined the effect of an interdisciplinary, combined intervention in patients with hand osteoarthritis.
Data regarding assessment of systemic inflammation using acute-phase reactants are limited.
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