Author | Ingrid Torjesen

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RA Quiz: Measures of Mortality

July 01, 2020

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Rheumatoid arthritis is not a life threatening condition per se, but it can have a dramatic impact on life expectancy. As a chronic systemic inflammatory condition, rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of a number of other leading causes of death. Are you familiar with mortality risk in RA? Take this quiz.

The Pros and Cons of DXA-What Are the Alternatives?

June 10, 2020

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A wide range of techniques are used in research to assess bone density and quality, but dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is likely to remain the standard procedure used in clinical practice for the foreseeable future for most patients, predicts the co-author of a recent review of imaging-based techniques for assessing bone in rheumatology.

Methotrexate and TNF Combo May Be Worthwhile for Biologic-Naïve RA Patients

June 10, 2020

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Researchers report that methotrexate with a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor may be best for biologic naive rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Recombinant Adjuvanted Herpes Zoster Vaccine is Safe, Study Shows

June 10, 2020

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Rheumatologists should feel more confident in recommending vaccination against herpes zoster to patients with rheumatoid arthritis after a study suggested that the recently approved recombinant adjuvanted vaccine was well tolerated in this group of patients.

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