Patrick Campbell is the assistant managing editor of Rheumatology Network, as well as its sister publications Practical Cardiology and Endocrinology Network. Prior to joining these brands, he led coverage of cardiology and diabetes with HCPLive. Before joining parent company MJH Life Sciences in 2019, he spent time as a beat reporter with the Pocono Record in Stroudsburg, PA, and Star News Group in Manasquan, NJ. He also touts experience in multimedia, having spent time as a freelance multimedia specialist with NJ Advance Media and multimedia coordinator at the Pocono Record. Follow him on Twitter @RealPatCampbell or reach him via email at PCampbell@mjhlifesciences.com.
A systematic review and meta-analysis assessing more than a dozen double-blind, placebo-controlled trials evaluating cannabis-based products for pain relief suggest these studies were the recipient of a disproportionate level of media coverage that was not associated with the results of each study.
Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses a posthoc analysis of the ORAL Surveillance trial examining drivers of increased cardiovascular risk observed in the phase 3b/4 trial in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
A trial comparing a 1-week methotrexate hold following seasonal influenza vaccination against the standard 2-week hold among patients with rheumatoid arthritis using methotrexate suggests there were no significant differences in positive vaccine response with either approach.
A systematic review and meta-analysis presented at ACR Convergence 22 provide insight into the effects of belimumab in patient populations with cutaneous lupus erythematosus, with or without systemic lupus erythematosus.
Data from the CONSUL trial provide insight into the effects of TNF inhibitor monotherapy compared against combination therapy with NSAIDs for blunting radiographic spinal progression in adults with radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.
An analysis of more than 17,000 Veterans suggests early initiation of TNF inhibitor therapy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis was associated with an increased risk of incident cardiovascular disease and major adverse cardiovascular events.