Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

Methotrexate and TNF Combo May Be Worthwhile for Biologic-Naïve RA Patients

June 10, 2020

Researchers report that methotrexate with a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor may be best for biologic naive rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Recombinant Adjuvanted Herpes Zoster Vaccine is Safe, Study Shows

June 10, 2020

Rheumatologists should feel more confident in recommending vaccination against herpes zoster to patients with rheumatoid arthritis after a study suggested that the recently approved recombinant adjuvanted vaccine was well tolerated in this group of patients.

EULAR Report: High Disease Activity in RA Linked to Venous Thromboembolism

June 10, 2020

One in a 100 rheumatoid arthritis patients with high disease activity will develop a venous thromboembolism, a more than twofold increase compared to patients in remission, according to results from a Swedish cohort study presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) annual meeting last week.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cardiovascular Disease Share Etiology

June 02, 2020

Researchers writing in Arthritis and Rheumatology report that high levels of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (anti-CCP2) appear to be markers for future cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Study Demonstrates Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Insulin Resistance

May 28, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes may be closely related, according to researchers writing in the June issue of Arthritis and Rheumatology.