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Tech Tips Series #2: Reading and Storing Journal Articles Online

What would you call it: A barrage or a flood? No question that you're inundated by clinical information online. In the second part of his series on managing the problem, Suleman Bhana MD walks you through two apps for sorting and saving the articles you actually need to read.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

autoimmune disease pregnancy

In the third edition of #rheumjc, author (and Twitter regular) John Cush MD discusses a report from a summit on management of pregnancy and lactation in women with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Nearly half of rheumatoid arthritis patients were able to retain remission for 3 months on a 25 mg weekly dose plus methotrexate. Returning to full dose quickly resolved disease for those who flared.

Statin May Put the Brakes on Artery Hardening in AS, RA

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased risk for acute coronary syndromes, but a popular statin seems to reduce asymptomatic carotid plaques.

More good news for Actemra: rheumatoid arthritis patients can safely transition from the intravenous form of the IL-16 blocker to the injectable version.

lupus

Lupus is the condition that most frequently requires attention to skin problems, but it's far from the only reason for a rheumatologist's patient to see a dermatologist. In the case of lupus, however, the lesion may be a clue to prognosis.

Two new studies show that ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis patients are substantially less likely to sustain remission after drug tapering or withdrawal.

Chronic fatigue, extraordinarily common in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, remains poorly defined. New studies suggest that disease activity is not the only contributing factor.

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