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.

Pregnancy in Inflammatory Arthritis: What Your Patients Need to Know

Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, discusses 2 studies that examine reproductive health concerns in women with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy

Continued research is needed to guide a clearer understanding of the role infectious agents, anticitrullinated protein antibodies, and antinative protein antibodies play in rheumatoid arthritis ...

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Multisystem Intervention Reduces Missed Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination in RA

Multisystem Intervention Reduces Missed Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination in RA

Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis currently experience missed opportunities to be vaccinated against influenza.

Initial High Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Depression

Initial High Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Depression

Investigators sought to determine whether initial high disease activity or changes in disease activity contribute to the development of persistent depression among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.

Upadacitinib Monotherapy Yields Positive Results in Phase 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

Upadacitinib Monotherapy Yields Positive Results in Phase 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

Results of the phase 3 SELECT-EARLY study show positive results for upadacitinib in adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

Mental health outcomes in patients with RA are unlikely to resolve with effective RA pharmacological disease management alone.

FDA Approves Baricitinib for Adults With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

FDA Approves Baricitinib for Adults With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

The FDA has approved baricitinib for the treatment of adults with active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to ≥1 tumor necrosis factor antagonist.

Predictors of Post-Chikungunya Chronic Polyarthralgia

Predictors of Post-Chikungunya Chronic Polyarthralgia

Researchers reported on the first outbreak of an Asian lineage of chikungunya virus in Aruba.

False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Linked to Methotrexate Therapy

False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Linked to Methotrexate Therapy

High rates of false-positive results on the tuberculin skin test have been reported among patients treated with methotrexate.

RA Treatment During Pregnancy: Is Infection Risk Greater in Offspring?

RA Treatment During Pregnancy: Is Infection Risk Greater in Offspring?

Children exposed to TNFi's during the gestational period were found not to have a significantly higher risk of developing serious infections.

HBV Status Linked to Disease Activity and Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

HBV Status Linked to Disease Activity and Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis with chronic hepatitis B virus infection demonstrated greater radiographic progression and poorer clinical response at 1 year.

Risks Associated With Co-Administration of Aspirin and Other NSAIDs

Risks Associated With Co-Administration of Aspirin and Other NSAIDs

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis who are at higher risk for cardiovascular events, celecoxib may be safer compared with naproxen or ibuprofen when these drugs are taken alone or in combination with aspirin.

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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 ...

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