The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology have released a draft of their joint clinical practice guidelines for the management of Lyme disease.
Hospital mergers and acquisitions may precipitate a modest decline in patient care quality; however, no differential changes in readmission or mortality rates were observed in acquired institutions compared with control hospitals.
A recently published report presented at the 2019 AIBD Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, discussed the case of a patient who developed ulcerative colitis (UC) following treatment with Secukinumab for her psoriatic arthritis and highlighted a novel approach for the management of both of her conditions simultaneously.
Using ultrasound, researchers evaluated the anatomic basis for arthralgia in patients with psoriasis; they also explored the rate of psoriatic arthritis development in patients with psoriasis with and without arthralgia.
The study compared levels of efficacy, serum drug concentrations, immunogenicity, and safety of adalimumab biosimilar FKB327 with the reference product in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers identified patients who were more likely to achieve the Clinical Disease Activity for Psoriatic Arthritis treatment targets of remission or low disease activity with apremilast, using a pooled analysis of the PALACE studies.