A comparative study finds the severity of xerostomia (oral dryness) in Sjögren syndrome a good indicator of other serious problems, including fatigue, anxiety, and cardiovascular symptoms.

In a 120-patient randomized trial, hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo at relieving the dryness, pain, and fatigue of Sjögren syndrome.

A new meta-analysis shows RA treatments have varied effects on patients’ response to flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Why is celiac disease so much more common in Sweden than in the US? A study compares differences in genes and environment, presenting this riddle as a model for other autoimmune disorders.

An online survey suggests that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients want quicker, less frequent treatments even if the trade-offs are adverse reactions or less efficacy.


A small case series suggests that the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus has fewer adverse events and similar efficacy to other options for steroid-refractory hepatitis.

(EULAR2014) Which candidate biologics for rheumatology are destined to pass "Go" and collect? A member of the audience at the recent conference presents his observations and comments.


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