Women with rheumatoid arthritis who adhered to a defined program involving diagnostic, therapeutic, and prenatal care recommendations restored the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes to that expected in the general population, say researchers recently writing in Arthritis Care & Research.
In this month's rheumatoid arthritis quiz, we focus on tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis as there are plenty. In this quiz, we focus on the most commonly ordered tests used to evaluate a patient who may have rheumatoid arthritis.
A 20-month-old boy with skin peeling, a strawberry red tongue and swelling of the hands and feet. Can you diagnose this patient?
In today's news roundup, we look back at some of this week's most popular stories on Rheumatology Network. We begin with a report on the right vaccine dose for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
In patients with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), anifrolumab (AstraZeneca) was superior to placebo for improving overall disease activity, skin disease and oral corticosteroid tapering, say researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
There is insufficient evidence to support long-term effects on pain and functioning of low-dose radiation therapy for hand and knee osteoarthritis, say researchers writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.
Simple hip motion tests and observing for pain during that motion were helpful in identifying patients most likely to have hip osteoarthritis on plain radiography, say researchers recently writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, high-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (HD-TIV) is safe and more immunogenic than standard-dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine (SD-QIV), say researchers writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.
Probiotic supplementation using a mix of three Lactobacillus strains naturally occurring in the human gut microbiota protects against lumbar spine bone loss in healthy, early postmenopausal women, say researchers recently writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.
Apremilast (Otezla, Celgene) resulted in a greater reduction in the number of oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s syndrome than placebo, say researchers recently writing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Anifrolumab, a potential new treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), was given a second look in a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month. This time, the results look promising. Learn more about the trial in this slideshow.
A diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa may precede the development of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in patients, say researchers writing in the January 22 issue of JAMA Dermatology.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, yet rheumatologists and primary care physicians who treat RA patients sometimes miss the signs and symptoms of CVD in their patients. Learn more in this slideshow.
The placebo response in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis appears to have grown over the last two decades with patients exhibiting significant improvements in pain scores with placebo treatment.
In this slideshow, we feature results from some noteworthy rheumatoid arthritis studies that were recently published: improved patient-reported outcomes in refractory rheumatoid arthritis with use of a JAK inhibitor, mortality risk with coronary microvascular dysfunction similar in rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, prescriber preference affects the length of time a patient takes a conventional synthetic DMARD before switching to a biologic DMARD, and more.