These results do not support the routine reduction of MTX in patients with RA upon initiation of adalimumab.
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Multidisciplinary experts provide 12 recommendations for the planning and management of pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome.
A radiofrequency ablation device targeting the basivertebral nerve was approved by the FDA in July 2016 for treating chronic low back pain.
Identifying appropriate biologic DMARDs for elderly patients with RA is becoming increasingly important.
Rheumatology Advisor speaks with Erin Michos, MD, cardiologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Eric Matteson, MD, rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, about refining cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
To learn more about the role of pain specialists in managing chronic pain associated with rheumatic diseases, Rheumatology Advisor spoke with Steven Cohen, MD, director of the division of pain medicine and professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Joint pain may be directly influenced by the presence of certain autoantibodies as opposed to a non-specific consequence of rheumatoid arthritis disease development.
New study investigates links between elevated BLyS and APRIL levels and response to atacicept treatment.
New study finds no difference in radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis patients taking continuous vs on-demand diclofenac.
Fat mass and body mass index (BMI) are independently associated with the development of multi-site pain .
Rheumatology Advisor speaks with Allan Gibofsky, MD, a professor of medicine and public health at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, about the recent panel recommendation for FDA approval of biosimilar versions of adalimumab and etanercept.
Researchers identified current problems with epigenomic research, and they offer solutions that could enable such studies to fulfill their potential in producing valuable new insights
Findings from this study suggest that strategies to address obesity will be valid across many populations.
Chronic opioid use following surgery occurs because surgery may unmask an individual’s susceptibility toward long-term opioid use
Rheumatology Advisor speaks with John Stone, MD, MPH, Edward Fox Chair in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital who is the lead investigator of a phase III, double-blind, randomized trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of tocilizumab for giant cell arteritis
Dermatologists are in a key position to screen for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as the overlapping and variable symptoms of the disease require multidisciplinary care.
There has been a growing push for widened access to naloxone, an opioid antagonist that reverses the respiratory depression characteristic of opioid overdose.
A new review explores the role of hypoxia in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, with an eye toward implications for potential novel therapies.
Compared with the general population, patients with rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk for gastrointestinal perforation (GIP). Previously, it was established that such patients were most commonly affected by perforations of the upper GI tract, which have been linked with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, there have been a number of lower GIPs also reported in recent years.
A high prevalence of tenosynovitis was found in people with an autoimmune marker associated with progression to RA.
Measuring IgG levels and B cell counts may identify high infection risk and help clinicians balance the risk of immunosuppression side effects and disease activity in patients with systemic vasculitis.
Collaboration between rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons can improve outcomes for patients with rheumatic disease. Early referral can help prevent further damage, and medication must be timed according to date of surgery in order to avoid negative effects on healing.
Case studies published recently have shed light on the clinical challenges, diverse presentation, and potential mechanisms related to co-occurring rheumatic diseases and neurodegenerative disorders.
The inclusion of electronic pharmacy data in patient or disease registries can facilitate more accurate assessment of quality and effectiveness of care for large groups of patients.
A longitudinal study sought to identify if arthritis is a risk factor for both income poverty and multidimensional poverty.
Children born to parents with RA show an increased risk of long-term morbidity for multiple common disease categories, as well as for specific autoimmune diseases.