Author | Katie Robinson


Medication Management Preferences Depend on Case Burden

A survey of rheumatologists in the United States found that their prescriptions of medications such as NSAIDs, biologics and steroids during the COVID-19 pandemic is based on regional case burden rather than American College of Rheumatology guidance.

Q&A: Methotrexate and Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis screening and ongoing clinical care is needed for patients prescribed methotrexate, particularly if co-administered with corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants, who live in areas where tuberculosis is common, according to researchers recently reporting at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Long-Term Ixekizumab Versus Adalimumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

In patients with psoriatic arthritis who are DMARD naïve, ixekizumab had similar efficacy at one year whether it was used as a monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate or csDMARD, while adalimumab showed better efficacy as a combination therapy.

Tofacitinib, Adalimumab, Methotrexate Show Similar Influenza Adverse Events in RA

In a study that examined the influenza adverse events (AEs) of tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Pfizer) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, similar AEs were seen with tofacitinib, adalimumab, methotrexate, and placebo, and between different tofacitinib doses and patient age groups, according to researchers reporting at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology on Monday.