Psoriasis Patients Require Annual PsA Screening
Up to 30% of psoriasis patients will develop psoriatic arthritis. Studies show that a proportion of patients in clinical care have undiagnosed PsA.
Statins with TNFa Treatment Lowers LDL levels in PsA
TNF-α inhibitor treatment in PsA, RA and AS may be associated with a significant increase in total cholesterol, triglyceridesand the atherogenic index. Statins with treatment lowered LDL levels.
Which is safer? Celecoxib? Naproxen? Ibuprofen?
The long-awaited results from the PRECISION trial are in — with some caveats. In this slideshow, we summarize the results.
Malignancies 32% More Likely in RA
Rheumatoid arthritis patients run an increased risk of malignant cancers, independent of biologic and DMARD treatment, researchers report.
Sarilumab Monotherapy for RA Superior in MONARCH
For rheumatoid arthritis patients who cannot tolerate methotrexate, combination therapy isn't often an option. This study offers a new approach for these patients.
Increased Risk of Leukemia Associated with an Autoimmune Disease Treatment
Researchers reporting at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting this week say there is a link between a treatment for autoimmune disease and the development of leukemia.
Denosumab Over Alendronate for Women with RA?
Women who have rheumatoid arthritis might benefit from treatment with denosumab over alendronate. According to a new study, denosumab is more effective at bone healing.
Greater Risk of Stroke after Herpes Zoster Infection
Is this on your radar? A herpes zoster infection can lead to stroke in some RA patients. Learn more in this interview with Dr. Jeffrey Curtis.
Obesity's Role in the Treatment and Development of Disease
Obesity was a common theme at RNS16 this year in which speakers touched on obesity as a cause of disease onset and even as one that can prevent therapeutic treatments from working.
Healthcare Reform for Rheumatologists, Take-a-Way Lessons
In this interview, Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR, provides his take-a-ways from ACR/ARHP 2015 about new reimbursement policies affecting private practice rheumatologists.
Sounding Out Arthritis #7: Ultrasound-Guided Knee Injection
This two-part video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to guide viscosupplementation or steroid injection of the arthritic knee, interspersed with the corresponding ultrasound images.
5 Important Opioid Updates
One in three U.S. adults with arthritis are prescribed opioids, which vary by mortality risk and effectiveness, researchers recently reported at ACR 2016.
Lessons Learned: Reconsidering Patient Reported Outcomes
In this slideshow, we highlight takeaways from a recently published study in Arthritis Care & Research that re-evaluates the importance of pain in patient reported outcomes (PROs).
ACR 2016 Preview: Vasculitis
Can vaccinations prevent GCA in patients with compromised immune systems? In this slideshow, we highlight three of many studies on vasculitis due to be presented at ACR 2016 later this week.
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