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Elderly Patients Underrepresented in Clinical Trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Elderly Patients Underrepresented in Clinical Trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Data show that the elderly are underrepresented in randomized clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Improving RA Diagnosis With Use of Anti-ACPAs

Improving RA Diagnosis With Use of Anti-ACPAs

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the use of multiple antibody assays may improve clinical diagnosis and disease management.

Ultrasound May Be Reliable for Assessing Subtalar Joint Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ultrasound May Be Reliable for Assessing Subtalar Joint Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Data show that ultrasound is a reliable means of evaluating subtalar joint synovitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA

Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA

Old age at onset of early rheumatoid arthritis is associated with more frequent bone erosions.

Single-Dose Prefilled Autoinjector for Actemra Approved

Single-Dose Prefilled Autoinjector for Actemra Approved

Genentech announced that the FDA has approved ACTPen autoinjector for Actemra as a new formulation for adults with moderate to severe active RA.

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional disability progressed more rapidly in postmenopausal compared with premenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rituximab Biosimilar Shows Similar Safety to Reference Biologic in RA

Rituximab Biosimilar Shows Similar Safety to Reference Biologic in RA

The safety of switching from reference rituximab to the rituximab biosimilar was comparable to continuation of reference rituximab.

Factors Affecting Hand Function, Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Factors Affecting Hand Function, Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Data highlight a lack of consideration of personal and environmental factors when studying the effects of RA on hand function.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Associated With Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease, indicated by an increased risk of developing autoimmune thyroid disease before RA diagnosis.

Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy Assessed in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy Assessed in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

Researchers assessed the risk for peripheral neuropathy with TNFi in patients with rheumatic diseases.

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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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