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Belimumab plus standard lupus therapy seen as safe, effective over 10 years

June 23, 2017

MADRID — Belimumab plus standard therapy was safe and effective over 10 years in patients with lupus, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.

“In lupus, the underlying disease is always present and symptoms can erupt, or flare, without warning, making it incredibly difficult to manage everyday life,” David Roth, MD, MSCE, , R&D Immuno-Inflammation at , said in a company release. “Unlike most treatments used for [systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, belimumab has a specific mode of action that targets the underlying disease process. It has consistently proven its effectiveness, with four successful pivotal trials in SLE and data now shows that the disease control is sustained, helping to stabilize day-to-day symptoms and improve outcomes for patients in the longer-term.”

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TNF inhibitors, DMARDs yield similar malignancy risk in patients with RA

June 23, 2017
MADRID — No significant differences were reported in malignancy incidence among patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with a cross section of tumor necrosis
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Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis patients showed similar rates of metabolic syndrome

June 23, 2017
MADRID — Patients with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis had a similar prevalence of metabolic syndrome and hepatic stiffness, according to findings presented at…

EMA recommends approval of Humira biosimilar Imraldi

June 23, 2017
The European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of the Imraldi, making it the third anti-TNF biosimilar candidate to receive a positive opinion from the…

ACR addresses concerns with Better Care Reconciliation Act

June 23, 2017
In a statement, Sharad Lakhanpal, MD, MBBS, president of the American College of Rheumatology, addressed the society’s concerns with the discussion draft of the…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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VIDEO: Organization shares stories of rheumatology nursing

May 12, 2017
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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