In the Journals

Older maternal age linked to adverse outcomes in Kawasaki disease

August 19, 2019
A maternal age of 32 years or older is significantly associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including the formation of coronary artery lesions…

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'Boilerplate' contract details can be critical game changers for physicians

August 17, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Fine print, or “boiler plate” provisions, at the end of a contract can often include critical details that…

FDA News

FDA approves Rinvoq for methotrexate-refractory RA

August 16, 2019
The FDA has approved upadacitinib, a 15-mg, once-daily oral JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis among…

Feature

Arthritis drug market rattles as upadacitinib wins race to FDA approval

August 16, 2019
In a landmark FDA approval, AbbVie’s upadacitinib has won the race to enter the drug market as the third JAK inhibitor approved for the…

Meeting News

AWIR president urges ‘transformational’ leadership, advocacy in health care

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In the professional world, there are two types of leaders: transactional — a conventional approach that utilizes a…

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Rheumatology nurses central to addressing childhood vaccine concerns

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — Although proper vaccination is crucial for all patients with rheumatic diseases, rheumatology nurses who work with children often…

In the Journals

Patients report only 38% of GPs adhere to quality indicators for OA

August 14, 2019
A survey of patients with nonsurgical knee osteoarthritis found that just 38% of general practitioners adhere to process indicators, particularly…

Meeting News

Step therapy, insurance exclusions hinder effective drug access in JIA

August 13, 2019
ORLANDO — Treatment of pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with medications available to their adult counterparts is often…

In the Journals

Pediatric rheumatologists vary on drug tapering decisions for JIA

August 13, 2019
Although most pediatric rheumatologists agree with published consensus treatment plans – and with each other regarding tapering steroids…

In the Journals

Trust in physician critical to drug adherence in RA, gout, osteoporosis

August 12, 2019
Medication adherence for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis was heavily influenced by the degree of trust patients had in…

Meeting News

In scleroderma, rheumatology nurses essential to treat the ‘whole patient’

August 12, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology nurses are necessary for helping to care for “the whole patient” with scleroderma, including its various…

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Providers crucial to debunking obesity, ‘junk food’ myths

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — As the obesity epidemic continues to grow in the United States, it is critical that health care providers confront patient…

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Patients with lupus fail to receive sufficient information at diagnosis

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with lupus are not being provided with enough information at physician’s appointments or at diagnosis, leaving them to…

Meeting News

Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies predict high health care use in RA

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the presence of serum anti-citrullinated protein antibodies with erosive disease is a…

Meeting News

Sexual dysfunction more common in women with RA, PsA

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Decreased sexual functioning is more common among female patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, which should…

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High suspicion ‘critical’ to avoid misdiagnosis of vasculitis mimics, treatment errors

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology providers should “maintain a high index of suspicion” when diagnosing patients with suspected vasculitis as…

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Providers, patients wary to navigate 'confused system' of CBD laws, labels

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Physicians, nurses and patients must be vigilant when attempting to navigate the often contradictory, seemingly “confused…

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Patient disease education should lay groundwork without getting 'lost in the weeds'

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with rheumatologic diseases who are educated about the disease process and the pharmacodynamics of their treatments are more…

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Complex rheumatology therapies require physicians, nurses to work together

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — As rheumatology treatments continue to advance and grow more complex, the need for teamwork among physicians, nurse practitioners…

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MRI benefits to rheumatology care offset by cost, access issues

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Although magnetic resonance imaging has played a limited role in arthritis care, the emphasis on reducing patient radiation exposure…