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May 24, 2017
Tocilizumab in its subcutaneous form is the first-ever drug designated for giant cell arteritis which affects 230,000 people in the U.S
April 13, 2017
Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Eric Matteson and Dr. Sharon Chung of UCSF provide an update on advances in new treatments for vasculitis.
March 13, 2017
Two new studies find that abatacept plus prednisone improves duration of remission for giant cell arteritis patients, but not for Takayasu’s arteritis patients.
October 10, 2016
Gastrointestinal involvement is known to be associated with primary vasculitis. But in some cases, it may be IBD with secondary vasculitis, this review shows.
July 05, 2016
The European League Against Rheumatism has updated its 2009 recommendations for the management of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis.
May 13, 2015
Top reports chosen by Annals of Internal Medicine include several on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, and mechanisms for lupus and scleroderma.
May 06, 2015
A systematic review finds the technique highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing giant cell arteritis, especially useful when biopsy results are equivocal.
April 22, 2015
A review and a research study take a closer look at the small vessel disease that's generally tied to hepatitis C but may arise in autoimmune disorders. The latter finds new markers for severity.
April 02, 2015
Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.
March 31, 2015
About 30% of rheumatologists don't pre-test patients for hepatitis B before prescribing immunosuppressant medications. These authors offer new guidance for screening.