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Challenges of Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease, but the tools that are currently available are inadequate ...

EULAR/PReS Standards for Transitional Care of Juvenile-Onset Rheumatic Diseases

Panel advises that up to 50% of young patients with juvenile-onset rheumatic diseases fail to successfully transition to adult rheumatology services.

Clinician Roundtable: Effective Management of Noninfectious Uveitis

Autoimmune uveitis is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a ...

Video Review: Differentiating Septic and Reactive Arthritis

Seronegative spondyloarthropathies associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 antigens can manifest as an acute inflamed joint and must be differentiated from septic arthritis.

Lead Investigator Discusses Phase 3 Trial of IL-17A Inhibitor in PsA

Philip Mease, MD, clinical professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, discusses the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by inhibiting interleukin (IL)-17A with the ...

When Should Rheumatologists Refer Patients for Evaluation by an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Michael M. Alexiades, MD, met with Rheumatology Advisor to discuss the timely referral of patients with inflammatory arthritides who may be candidates for operative intervention.

Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient With Joint Pain and Swelling

Watch a video providing a comprehensive review of the distinguishing factors between the presentation of septic arthritis and Lyme arthritis.

VIDEO: Discussing the Use of Biosimilars for Rheumatic Disease

Discussion of the recent introduction of biosimilar agents into the treatment armamentarium for rheumatic disease.

Delayed Recognition of Spondyloarthritis: Diagnostic Challenges & Opportunities

Delayed diagnosis is associated with worse outcomes and poor treatment responses in patients with spondyloarthritis. Andrew Vreede, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and ...

Looking Beyond Corticosteroids to Treat Noninfectious Uveitis

The recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of adalimumab (Humira®, AbbVie) for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and pan-uveitis is the first ...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Effects of Certolizumab Pegol Exposure on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Rheumatic Disease

Effects of Certolizumab Pegol Exposure on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Rheumatic Disease

Researchers sought to provide information on pregnancy outcomes, including major congenital malformations and other maternal and fetal adverse outcomes, in women treated with certolizumab pegol.

Spondyloarthritis Comparing Burden of Psoriatic Arthritis With Different Definitions of Disease Activity

Comparing Burden of Psoriatic Arthritis With Different Definitions of Disease Activity

Researchers aimed to compare the disease burden of patients with psoriatic arthritis with low disease activity according to 2 definitions.

Spondyloarthritis Clinical Features Identified in Enthesitis-Related Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile Spondyloarthritis

Clinical Features Identified in Enthesitis-Related Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile Spondyloarthritis

Results confirm that juvenile spondyloarthritis is characterized by its peripheral pattern at disease onset, with peripheral arthritis and enthesitis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Etanercept Monotherapy vs Combination Therapy Examined in Psoriatic Arthritis

Etanercept Monotherapy vs Combination Therapy Examined in Psoriatic Arthritis

Etanercept in combination with a conventional synthetic DMARD did not substantially improve clinical response compared with etanercept monotherapy in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Spondyloarthritis Radiographic Sacroiliitis vs MRI Structural Lesions for Axial Spondyloarthritis Classification

Radiographic Sacroiliitis vs MRI Structural Lesions for Axial Spondyloarthritis Classification

Researchers sought to investigate the utility of adding structural MRI lesions of the sacroiliac joints to the imaging criterion of the ASAS axSpA criteria.

Spondyloarthritis Sustained Clinical, Functional Improvements With Adalimumab in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Sustained Clinical, Functional Improvements With Adalimumab in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Results from the ABILITY-1 study show sustained clinical and functional improvements with adalimumab treatment in nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Biosimilar Etanercept SB4 May Decrease Disease Activity in Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

Biosimilar Etanercept SB4 May Decrease Disease Activity in Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

Nonmandatory transitioning from originator etanercept to biosimilar etanercept SB4 using a specifically designed communication strategy showed a slightly lower persistence rate and smaller decreases in disease activity.

Psoriatic Arthritis Apremilast Monotherapy Effective for DMARD-Naive Psoriatic Arthritis

Apremilast Monotherapy Effective for DMARD-Naive Psoriatic Arthritis

The PALACE 4 trial found that apremilast monotherapy improved symptoms and was generally well-tolerated in DMARD-naive psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Secukinumab Administered by Autoinjector Safe, Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis

Secukinumab Administered by Autoinjector Safe, Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis

Results from the FUTURE 3 study show that administration of secukinumab by autoinjector resulted in sustained improvements at 52 weeks in patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

Spondyloarthritis Disease Activity in Axial Spondyloarthritis Generally Low, Stable During Pregnancy

Disease Activity in Axial Spondyloarthritis Generally Low, Stable During Pregnancy

Researchers found that disease activity was highest during the second trimester of pregnancy.

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