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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Rheumatology Network's highlights from the week ending September 3, 2022.
"This risk-to-benefit profile has a different connotation for patients because, although a therapy may improve certain aspects of their disease, it may also have a substantial impact on their quality of life.”
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.
Although effective therapies are crucial, adverse events, financial burden, and other factors make a "taper-to-target" approach appealing to both pediatric patients and their caregivers.
Long-term corticosteroids during pregnancy is associated with maternal and fetal adverse outcomes which may influence the insulin resistance later in life.
Previous renal response endpoints used in lupus nephritis trials lacked uniformity and their accuracy of long-term kidney survival prediction was questionable.