Expert Interviews

Rheumatology News Roundup

July 13, 2020

In this week’s news roundup from Rheumatology Network, we highlight our most popular stories of the week including a one-on-one discussion with Dr. Vibeke Strand, a rheumatologist, immunologist and biopharmaceutical consultant who has conducted clinical trials on JAK inhibitors for rheumatoid arthritis. In this interview, Dr. Strand discusses this and other treatments in development for rheumatoid arthritis.

Doctor Visits, Complex Cases and Good Outcomes

July 01, 2020

All good relationships are built on solid foundations, including the doctor-patient relationship. In this interview with Dr. Candace Feldman, M.D., MPH, ScD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, we explore factors that may impinge good outcomes for lupus patients.

Rheumatology News Roundup: Is it axSpA or fibromyalgia?

June 19, 2020

In this week's news roundup from Rheumatology Network, we feature a series of studies that focus on new treatments for rheumatic disease. We also highlight the newly approved secukinumab (Cosentyx, Novartis) for active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Today, we feature a discussion with Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty and Kelly Gavigan, the lead researcher on a recent study about the overlap between axSpA and fibromyalgia.

Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Responds to Abatacept

July 07, 2017

Patients with higher MRI inflammation in hand and wrist RA may derive greater benefit from abatacept with methotrexate instead of methotrexate alone.

Women with Lupus Overwhelmingly Have Healthy Pregnancies

June 30, 2017

In contradiction to long-standing beliefs, a healthy pregnancy is possible for women who have lupus, Dr. Jill Buyon says.

Neonatal Lupus May Not Require Steroid Treatment

June 30, 2017

One in 50 women with lupus could have a child with neonatal lupus, but preventative steroid therapy may be unnecessary.

Greater Risk of Stroke after Herpes Zoster Infection

October 25, 2016

Is this on your radar? A herpes zoster infection can lead to stroke in some RA patients. Learn more in this interview with Dr. Jeffrey Curtis.

Obesity's Role in the Treatment and Development of Disease

August 10, 2016

Obesity was a common theme at RNS16 this year in which speakers touched on obesity as a cause of disease onset and even as one that can prevent therapeutic treatments from working.