Autoimmune Bullae-Forming Skin Disease Associated with IgE Autoantibodies
Researchers have made an important discovery that may lead to new treatment for patients with bullous pemphigoid, a chronic autoimmune skin disease causing blisters.
Habitual Weight-Bearing Exercise Best for Bone Strength in Elderly
The elderly can build lower limb bone strength with habitual weight-bearing exercises, not medium or low impact exercise, research shows.
Hypersensitivity Low in RA Biologics
Some biologics produce hypersensitivity reactions more than others, but for most, the events are low, researchers report.
Methotrexate Underutilized in RA
Methotrexate is "dramatically" underutilized, prescribed at suboptimal levels, prescribed for too short of periods and is not administered correctly, researchers report.
Poor Awareness and Confusion Hamper Patient Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions
Patients fail to report adverse drug reactions due to poor awareness, but when they do speak up, it’s to prevent others from suffering.
Psoriatic Spondyloarthritis Burden is Similar to Ankylosing Spondylitis
Psoriatic spondyloarthritis forms part of the spondyloarthritis spectrum, between peripheral-only psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
CPDD: VA Study Confirms Most Classic Associations
Study supports associations between crystal deposition disease, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Missed Risk Factors in Osteoporosis Screening Crucial in Diagnostics
The expanded National Bone Health Alliance definition of osteoporosis may better identify those at elevated fracture risk.
Adalimumab Improves Uveitis, Studies Show
Adalimumab improves function and quality of life for patients with uveitis, shows a study presented at 2015 ACR/ARHP.
Sarilumab as Safe as Tocilizumab in RA Drug Trial
IL-6 inhibitors sarilumab, an investigational drug, and tocilizumab, an established treatment in RA, are equally safe, shows two studies presented at ACR/ARHP 2015.
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