A new study shows there is little to no clinical benefit in reducing TNFi treatment dosages for patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).
Rheumatology Network Editorial Staff
A 16-year-old African American girl reports sudden erythema covering her nose, cheeks, and upper back. Can you diagnose this patient?
The rheumatology community has expressed concerns about the use of hydroxychloroquine sulfate for COVID-19 because the drug is used to treat lupus patients and is already in short supply. The FDA has taken steps to redistribute the drug to hospitals for COVID-19 patients despite the lack of extensive clinical trials testing.
Gauging joint inflammation via a computer monitor isn't ideal as these are determinations are best done in person, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Rheumatology is encouraging rheumatologists to embrace the technology as physicians increasinly limit the number of in-office visits and as patiets with autoimmune rheumatic disorders increasinly self-isoloate.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization announced it is recommending that people with COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen. U.S. officials and physicians responded with skepticism and today, WHO reversed its decision.
Dr. Philip Robinson, a rheumatologist in Brisbane, Australia, is in the process of creating an international registry that will include information about COVID-19 specifically for patients with rheumatic disease, in particular, those receiving immunosuppressive therapies.
The risk of dying from a cardiovascular event can increase by 50 percent for rheumatoid arthritis patients with low serum folate levels, report researchers in JAMA Open Network.
Early rheumatoid arthritis is, in part, defined as having symptoms for at least six months. Beyond six months, it's considered established rheumatoid arthritis. But diagnosing early rheumatoid arthritis is not that straightforward. Serologic tests can confirm a clinical diagnosis, but these tests aren't always reliable and can be negative in about 50 percent of rheumatoid arthritis cases. In this quiz, we focus on the diagnosis and treatment of early rheumatiod arthritis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever treatment for chronic fibrosing interstitial lung disease (ILD), a condition that can affect rheumatoid arthritis patients. The treatment is designed for patients with a form of the disease that progressively worsens over time.
Respiratory viral infections can be a novel environmental risk factor for the development of rheumatoid arthritis, find Korean researchers writing in Arthritis Research and Therapy.