In this news roundup, we offer a snapshot of some interesting studies we featured that pose never-ending perplexing questions: When do I switch patients from methotrexate to a biologic? Why didn't my patient report having an adverse reaction? Does vitamin D really protect bones?
In this news roundup, we offer a snapshot of some interesting studies we featured that pose never-ending perplexing questions: Â When do I switch patients from methotrexate to a biologic? Why didn't my patient report having an adverse reaction? Does vitamin D really protect bones?
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Melanie K. Rohr, MD, Ted R. Mikuls, MD, MSPH, et al. “The Underuse of Methotrexate in the Treatment of RA: A National Analysis of Prescribing Practices in the U.S,” Arthritis Care & Research. Accepted: Nov 15, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23152. NEWS SUMMARY: http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/news/methotrexate-underutilized-ra
Rania Al Dweik, Dadwn Stacey, Dafna Kohen and Sanni Yaya. "Factors affecting patient reporting of adverse drug reactions: a systematic review," British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. First published: 25 November 2016. DOI: 10.1111/bcp.13159David W. Bates, MD, MSc; David J. Cullen, MD; Nan Laird, PhD; et al. "Incidence of Adverse Drug Events and Potential Adverse Drug Events Implications for Prevention," JAMA. July 5, 1995. DOI: 10.1001/jama.1995.03530010043033NEWS SUMMARY: http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/patient-relations/poor-awareness-and-confusion-hamper-patient-reporting-adverse-drug-reactions
Hood MA, Murtha YM, Della Rocca GJ, et al. “Prevalence of low vitamin D levels in patients with orthopedic trauma,” American Journal of Orthopedics. November 2016. 45(7):E522-E526NEWS SUMMARY: http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/osteoarthritis/orthopedic-trauma-patients-most-often-low-vitamin-d
Huifeng Yun, Fenglong Xie, et al. “The Risk of Hypersensitivity Associated with Biologic Use among Medicare Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Arthritis Care & Research. Nov. 3, 2016. DOI 10.1002/acr.23141.NEWS SUMMARY: http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/news/hypersensitivity-low-ra-biologics
Crystal Kleiber Balderrama MD, Ann K. Rosenthal MD, et al. "Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease and associated medical co-morbidities: A national cross-sectional study of us veterans," Arthritis Care and Research. Accepted manuscript online: 29 November 2016. DOI: 10.1002/acr.23160 NEWS SUMMARY: http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/news/cpdd-va-study-confirms-most-classic-associations
Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, et al. "Axial Disease in Psoriatic Arthritis study: defining the clinical and radiographic phenotype of psoriatic spondyloarthritis," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Dec. 2, 2016. DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209853 NEWS SUMMARY: http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/news/psoriatic-spondyloarthritis-burden-similar-ankylosing-spondylitis