Undifferentiated Arthritis: Identifying Candidates for Early Treatment to Prevent Progression to RA

Given the substantial overlap with RA, emerging theories suggest that undifferentiated arthritis represents a unique window of opportunity to intervene in the pathology of RA ...

Examining Gaps in Mental Health Care Among Youth With Juvenile Rheumatic Disease

There is an unmet need for mental health interventions that address illness-related issues affecting youth with rheumatologic conditions.

Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Need to Be Monitored for HBV Reactivation

Clinicians need to monitor reactivation of the hepatitis B virus in patients with rheumatic diseases by testing for elevation of liver enzymes and HBV DNA ...

Temporary Methotrexate Discontinuation in RA: Ensuring Vaccination Immunogenicity

Rheumatologists should coordinate with the patient's primary care provider to facilitate an effective and comprehensive vaccination schedule.

Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

John M. Davis III, MD, MS, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jennifer Gorman, MD, MPH, from The Polyclinic in Seattle, Washington, discuss ...

Chikungunya Virus: What Every Rheumatologist Should Know

Chikungunya virus has become a disease of global concern due to its potentially disabling consequences and its efficient transmission.

Pregnancy in Rheumatic Disease: Managing Potentially Teratogenic Medications

Petros Efthimiou, MD, a rheumatologist at NYU Langone Health, discusses how clinicians should approach prescribing potentially teratogenic drugs in pregnancy.

Comparing Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors for RA and SpA: Overview & Expert Interview

They similarities and differences of anti-TNF drug function in RA and SpA are discussed in an expert interview.

Choosing the Right TNF Inhibitor Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are important differences in TNFis for specific clinical conditions that recent research has made more apparent.

Improving Function Through Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although recent pharmacologic advances have improved disease progression and prognosis in RA, a number of patients experience joint stiffness.

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Diabetes Associated With Elevated Risk for Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Diabetes Associated With Elevated Risk for Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Osteoarthritis was the most common form of arthritis in patients with diabetes but rheumatoid arthritis had the most pronounced association with diabetes.

TNF-α Inhibitor Therapy May Benefit Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Women With RA

TNF-α Inhibitor Therapy May Benefit Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Women With RA

Anti-TNF-α therapy has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans tissue in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Examining Dose Prescriptions Used for Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for RA

Examining Dose Prescriptions Used for Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for RA

Researchers present a new approach to investigate dose prescriptions used for exercise interventions evaluated in randomized clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis.

Worse Clinical, Ultrasonographic Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity

Worse Clinical, Ultrasonographic Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity

Patients with obesity and rheumatoid arthritis experienced worse clinical and ultrasonographic outcomes.

Sexual Dysfunction Common, Undertreated in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sexual Dysfunction Common, Undertreated in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sexual dysfunction may be common in women with rheumatoid arthritis and affect all subdomains of sexual function.

Rheumatic Disease Risk Increased in Myasthenia Gravis After Thymectomy

Rheumatic Disease Risk Increased in Myasthenia Gravis After Thymectomy

Data revealed an association between myasthenia gravis and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

High Satisfaction With Intravenous Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

High Satisfaction With Intravenous Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Survey data suggest a high level of satisfaction with intravenous administration of biologic therapy among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis Examined

Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis Examined

Study results support the recommended use of bDMARDs in combination with csDMARDs in patients with RA.

Higher RA Remission Rates Achieved With Treat-to-Target Strategy vs Routine Care

Higher RA Remission Rates Achieved With Treat-to-Target Strategy vs Routine Care

Higher remission rates and better quality of life were achieved in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received a treat-to-target strategy.

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with RA.

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Alcohol Use: Surveying Effects on the Body's Major Systems

Alcohol Use: Surveying Effects on the Body's Major Systems

The effects of alcohol on the body's systems are examined here, with both damaging and potentially protective effects being explored. ...

Ten Unusually Specific ICD-10 Codes

Ten Unusually Specific ICD-10 Codes

With nearly 70,000 ICD-10 diagnosis codes available to clinicians, things are bound to get interesting.

Role of Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis

Role of Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis

Increasing evidence indicates serum vitamin D levels and polymorphisms in enzymes involved in vitamin D metabolism can affect the risk ...

Mitigating Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mitigating Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD-related mortality compared with the general ...

Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Validation of a patient-report outcome instrument as an effective independent tool for measuring disease activity and treatment response may one ...