Rheumatoid Arthritis

JAK Inhibitor Achieves Important Milestone in RA

July 09, 2020

A new study shows that the JAK-inhibitor upadacitinib (Rinvoq, AbbVie) led to remission by 24 weeks in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

Low-dose Methotrexate May Lower Comorbidity Risk in Rheumatic Disease

July 07, 2020

Patients with rheumatic disease are at higher risk for skin cancer, gastrointestinal infectious, pulmonary disease, and hematologic conditions. A new study finds that taking low-dose methotrexate may lower the risk of developing these conditions.

Pneumonia Mortality Risk Increases with High RA Disease Activity

July 07, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis is not associated with an increased risk of death in patients hospitalized for pneumonia, unless it is uncontrolled, shows a new study.

Heart Disease Often Missed in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 07, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have nearly a double risk of atherosclerotic CVD, stroke, heart failure and atrial fibrillation, but they receive poorer primary and secondary preventive care than other high-risk patients. Learn more in this summary of a review published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Q&A: Chronic Chikungunya Arthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 07, 2020

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus can lead to symptoms of arthritis that are similar to rheumatoid arthritis. In this Q&A, we speak with the an expert who recently published a review article focusing on the commonalities between the two conditions.

Rheumatology News Roundup: Mobile Apps in Healthcare Research

June 26, 2020

In today's news roundup, we feature a discussion with Ben Nowell, Ph.D., director of Patient Centered Research for the Global Healthy Living Foundation, which five years ago launched ArthritisPower, a mobile app used in healthcare research. Learn more in this interview.

4 Recommendations for Treating Fatigue in RA

June 25, 2020

There are many treatments and strategies to address fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, but no one approach works for all patients. In this slideshow, we highlight key takeaways from a recent review that highlights key strategies for treating fatigue in RA.

EULAR Report: Physicians Increasingly Pass on Biosimilars

June 16, 2020

Rheumatologists still lack confidence in prescribing biosimilars, shows study presented at EULAR.

EULAR Report: Nurse-Led Care May Improve RA Patient-Reported Outcomes

June 16, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis patients receive treatment that is on par with that of a physician, shows a study based on patient-reported outcomes and disease activity. The study was recently reported at the EULAR annual meeting.

Insulin Resistance Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares

June 11, 2020

Insulin resistance is independently associated with body mass index and synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis patients, shows new research published in Arthritis and Rheumatology.