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Rheumatology Month in Review: August 2022

Rheumatology Network's month in review spotlights the most popular content from the past month.

Prevalence of Gout Reportedly Higher in Black Patients

Despite gout being largely associated with White men, new data suggest gout and hyperuricemia impart a larger burden on other demographic groups, including Black men, Black women, and White women.

Autoimmune Disease Increases Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease

Although investigations have been performed on the association between inflammatory conditions and cardiovascular events, the effect of different conditions on cardiovascular diseases has not been analyzed on a large scale.

Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Pain Reduction in Fibromyalgia

Despite previous evidence showing the benefits of vitamin D supplementation in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, controversy still exists over the role of 25OHD in the treatment of these diseases.

Updated Vaccination Guidance for Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases

The American College of Rheumatology announced updated vaccination guidance for patients with rheumatic diseases, including expanding indications for certain vaccines for those receiving immunosuppressive medications, medication management, and vaccination delay.

Higher Rates of Infection Reported in Tofacitinib vs TNFi in RA

Rates of serious and non-serious infection events were higher in patients receiving tofacitinib, 5 mg 2 times daily and 10 mg 2 times daily, when compared with TNFis.