Even though senior patients with rheumatoid arthritis receive biologic therapies less often than patients who develop the condition early in life, a Japanese study presented this month at the ACR annual meeting, shows that patients 60 years and older can benefit from therapy just as much as younger patients.
Researchers are exploring the possibility of using immune checkpoint inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis patients. A small study presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting earlier this month shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who were treated with immunotherapy, responded just as well as a comparable patient population with only 12 of 22 patients experiencing flares.
A large proportion of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have been inappropriately prescribed opioids, researchers reported recently in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
A new study shows that the clinical status of patients who have either rheumatoid arthritis or axial spondyloarthritis, can be successfully maintained when switching from the biologic originator etanercept to a biosimilar called SB4.
In this slideshow, we revisit the "American College of Rheumatology 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee."
The first-ever study designed to assess the effectiveness of methotrexate on hand osteoarthritis finds that while the treatment did not demonstrate superior efficacy over placebo on pain or function, it did significantly reduce the progression of joint damage.
Researchers reporting at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology earlier this month say they have successfully identified a specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome, a complication of childhood rheumatic disease most often affecting children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Patients who have systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease and received nintedanib were more likely to have improved lung function than patients who received a placebo, according to a new study. Not only did nintedanib improve forced vital capacity, but patients who received the drug were less likely to experience declining clinical status and more likely to see their conditions stabilize.
Scientists now have a better understanding of the relationship between the gut microbiome and rheumatoid arthritis.
In today's installment of the rheumatoid arthritis clinical quiz, we examine treatment options for patients with established disease. Is sustained treatment with csDMARDs preferred over reducing the dose or dosing frequency of treatment? Click on the slideshow for more information.
In today's slideshow, we highlight the best of the ACR Annual Meeting which wrapped this week in Atlanta. Among the highlights, includes a study that focuses on unusually high death rates in lupus, plus one that suggests new treatments for juvenile idiopathic arthritis are "urgently" needed. Learn more in this slideshow.
In this month's psoriatic arthritis clinical quiz, we test your knowledge on infections associated with psoriatic arthritis, the use of complimentary medicines, erosive joint destruction and more.
ACR Annual Meeting: Exposure to industrial emissions of fine particles matter and sulfur dioxide are associated with the presence of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies, a characteristic biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta on November 12.
ACR Annual Meeting: In patients with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus, anifrolumab (AstraZeneca) was superior to placebo for overall disease activity, skin disease and oral corticosteroid tapering, among other efficacy endpoints, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta on November 12.
In rheumatoid arthritis patients who are in sustained remission and receiving conventional synthetic DMARDs, continued treatment with stable doses led to fewer disease activity flares and less frequent radiographic joint damage progression than tapered csDMARD treatment, shows a study.