Abnormality on an ultrasound examination significantly increased the risk for flare in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Data from the CARRA Legacy Registry show disability is common in patients with childhood-onset SLE.
The goal of consensus treatment plans is to drive a cycle of innovation and replacement that allows the addition of new treatments and the removal of unused or ineffective strategies.
Maternal RA exposure in utero may increase the risk for certain chronic conditions, including RA, thyroid disease, and epilepsy.
Autoantibodies that recognize cytosolic 5′-nucleotidase 1A were detected in about 25% of patients with juvenile myositis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Treatment response was most significant in patients taking either tocilizumab or an interleukin-1 inhibitor.
Systemic but not inhaled corticosteroid use may be associated with increased fracture risk in pediatric patients.
Chronic inflammatory rheumatologic diseases benefit from early anti-inflammatory treatment; however, interdisciplinary approaches may be necessary for identifying and managing noninflammatory joint pain.
The objective of this study is to determine whether the JADAS or cJADAS would accurately predict patients with JIA in need of treatment escalation to anti-TNF after starting MTX.
Psychoeducational treatments can aid in the transition to adult care, but this is often lacking for teens due to access issues.
In children with enthesitis-related arthritis, the use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents within the first year of diagnosis has demonstrated benefits in several clinically meaningful outcomes.
Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis under biologic therapy in a real-world setting have high rates of serious infections.
The FSI proved to be at least as effective in predicting fracture risk in children as femoral and total body BMD.
A new bone assessment evaluates fracture risk in children.
Ongoing inflammation related to JIA may put first-time mothers at risk for complications.
Thirty controls were compared with 30 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to determine the link between vitamin D and CVD.
This condition is associated with serious disease flare complicated by sepsis and a high mortality rate.
When combined with ultrasound examination, ANG-2 can help lead to the appropriate therapy for JIA.
Children are some of the most susceptible to Lyme disease. In many children, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.
Study surveyed 258 residents from 11 pediatric residency programs to assess the prevalence of burnout.
Study examines children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who underwent overnight polysomnography and neurobehavioral assessments.
A European committee of pediatric rheumatology experts has provided the first consensus-based recommendations for clinical management of juvenile dermatomyositis.
Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and fear of exercise in adolescents.
Study suggests that functioning and pain interference should be routinely assessed in children with chronic pain.
The Lupus Foundation of America is now accepting applications for 8 grants, with dedicated awards to minority applicants, pediatric research, and research that has an impact on rural areas.
Sarah Taber, MD, briefly reviews her ongoing research on genetic drivers of localized scleroderma in pediatric patients.
Most commonly used to treat chronic uveitis, weekly adalimumab was linked to a positive clinical response in 93% of patients.
Watch a video providing a comprehensive review of the distinguishing factors between the presentation of septic arthritis and Lyme arthritis.
The Renal Activity Index for Lupus (RAIL) was developed by researchers utilizing urinary biomarkers of LN as a way non-invasively assess degrees of LN inflammation.
Exposure to certain fine particulate matter in air pollution was associated with increased severity of lupus disease activity in pediatric patients
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