In this week's news roundup, we focus on skin cancer rates associated with methotrexate use, skin cancer in psoriasis cases and fatigue associated with arthritis.
Visceral fat appears to be associated with an increased risk of musculoskeletal and widespread pain, according to researchers writing this week in Arthritis and Rheumatology. Plus, a small study shows promise in a new treatment for a rare form of pediatric lupus. This and more news in today's rheumatology news roundup.
The therapeutic management of rheumatoid arthritis has changed over the past 30 years, yet, comorbidities persist. In this quiz, we focus on findings from a new study that examines trends in clinical and patient-reported outcomes for early RA.
In this slideshow we highlight some key facts about the use of supplements to prevent fracture in women and men over the age of 50. Existing treatment guildelines recommend a combination approach with vitamin D and calcium, but some clinical trials are not entirely in agreement. Learn more in this slideshow.
Disease activity measures still don’t appear to be entirely aligned with patient perceptions of pain and disease activity, shows a study featured in today’s news roundup. Researchers writing in Rheumatology say that condition improvements seen in objective measures of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity over the past three decades, do not match improvements in patient reported outcomes such as mental health, functional disability, overall disease activity, pain and vitality/fatigue. Learn more about this and other recently published studies on rheumatoid arthritis.
In this month's rheumatoid arthritis quiz, we focus on tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis as there are plenty. In this quiz, we focus on the most commonly ordered tests used to evaluate a patient who may have rheumatoid arthritis.
In today's news roundup, we look back at some of this week's most popular stories on Rheumatology Network. We begin with a report on the right vaccine dose for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Anifrolumab, a potential new treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), was given a second look in a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month. This time, the results look promising. Learn more about the trial in this slideshow.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, yet rheumatologists and primary care physicians who treat RA patients sometimes miss the signs and symptoms of CVD in their patients. Learn more in this slideshow.
In this slideshow, we feature results from some noteworthy rheumatoid arthritis studies that were recently published: improved patient-reported outcomes in refractory rheumatoid arthritis with use of a JAK inhibitor, mortality risk with coronary microvascular dysfunction similar in rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, prescriber preference affects the length of time a patient takes a conventional synthetic DMARD before switching to a biologic DMARD, and more.