“These are people with autoimmune conditions who are taking immunomodulatory drugs that affect their immune system,” Mudano emphasized. “It's been shown that they may have worse outcomes if they do get COVID. So, it's important that they know that they really need this vaccine.”
Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses a posthoc analysis of the ORAL Surveillance trial examining drivers of increased cardiovascular risk observed in the phase 3b/4 trial in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
A trial comparing a 1-week methotrexate hold following seasonal influenza vaccination against the standard 2-week hold among patients with rheumatoid arthritis using methotrexate suggests there were no significant differences in positive vaccine response with either approach.
A systematic review and meta-analysis presented at ACR Convergence 22 provide insight into the effects of belimumab in patient populations with cutaneous lupus erythematosus, with or without systemic lupus erythematosus.