Be aware that disease activity scores may not correlate well with pain.
Gregory M. Weiss, MD
Findings from the first study to assess scoring methods in early axSpA—before sacroiliitis is present.
Foods that promote inflammation can raise the risk of seropositive RA in younger women but not in those older than age 55.
Where there’s smoke, there’s an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
What underlies the apparent disparities in disease course and treatment outcomes between men and women with rheumatoid arthritis?
Be cautious about relying heavily on inflammatory back pain criteria that were developed for ankylosing spondylitis.
Findings from one of the few studies that have looked at the risk of arrhythmias related to gout in elderly patients.
Which clinical and psychosocial factors have been implicated in a lack of response to MTX?
NSAIDs are currently recommended as first-line therapy but pose the risk of serious adverse effects.
Be careful not to discount the disease burden in women with axSpA.