In this slideshow, we revisit some of our most popular stories of the year: Insurers weigh in on step therapy, a workable treatment was discovered for systemic sclerosis lung disease, treatment guidelines were penned for JIA-related uveitis, conflicting studies were published on treatments that may (or, may not) cause deadly infections, among others.
Rheumatology Network Editorial Staff
Rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes mellitus share many of the same characteristics. Both are powered by abnormal glucose metabolism and both are associated with insulin resistance and adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes. In this slideshow, we highlight some of the similarities.
Insulin resistance is independently associated with body mass index and synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis patients, shows new research published in Arthritis and Rheumatology.
2019 was a significant year for new developments in the treatment of systemic lupus. These include new treatment options for systemic lupus and updated treatment guidelines for established treatments. In this slideshow, we highlight a few of the achievements made throughout the year.
Studies that explore the efficacy and safety of JAK inhibitors for rheumatoid arthritis are among those we selected as most noteworthy in 2019. Also, at the top of the list, a study that shows glucocorticoids, not necessarily biologics, raise the infection risk after joint replacement surgery. Learn more in this slideshow.
There were some noteworthy achievements in rheumatology this year: A biosimilar was approved for rheumatoid arthritis, a workable treatment was discovered for systemic sclerosis lung disease, treatment guidelines were penned for JIA-related uveitis and more. In this slideshow, we highlight a few of these achievements.
In this slideshow, we review the year's most noteworthy new books in rheumatology as selected by BookAuthority.com. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it offers a good look at the diverse selections of rheumatology books published this year.
Step therapy policies may be blocking timely access to care for rheumatology patients, finds a new report by Xcenda, an AmerisourceBergen company. The report finds that patients are more likely to be nonadherent or pay out of their own pocket for drugs. Learn more in this slideshow.
Xcenda, an AmerisourceBergen company, has just published a white paper that demonstrates the prevalence of step therapy and its potential negative impact on rheumatology patients. The authors of the report say the practice doesn’t always have the best interest of patents in mind and payers don't entirely disagree. Learn more in this report.
Treatment with interleukin (IL) inhibitors appear to be associated with an increased risk of serious infections, opportunistic infections and cancer in rheumatology patients, according to a systemic review and meta-analysis published in in JAMA Network Open this fall. This study was selected by Rheumatology Network as among the most noteworthy of 2019. Learn more in this slideshow.