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10 Ways to Avoid Fatal Methotrexate Errors

Three recent cases of fatal reactions to low­-dose oral methotrexate due to interactions and dosing errors highlight the need to improve safety.

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Rheumatic Diseases

The need to find an alternative to prolonged periods of steroid therapy was addressed.

Combining assays may identify patients at higher risk and lead to earlier treatment.

Low Bacteroidetes levels may suggest higher disease activity as in Crohn and other inflammatory diseases.

A direct comparison of their clinical characteristics helps distinguish one from another.

Even short-term use is associated with an increased risk of adverse events, this study shows.

Agreed upon core measures help resolve differences in earlier guidelines for judging clinical response.

Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part.

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