In the Journals

Initial RA treatments for men more aggressive than for women

July 17, 2018
Physicians generally prescribe different initial treatments for men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting a slightly less aggressive…

Healio Rheumatology launches 'Rheuminations' podcast series

July 16, 2018
Healio Rheumatology is proud to announce the launch of Rheuminations, a podcast series hosted by Adam Brown, MD, focusing on medical mysteries and…
Meeting News

Physician Branding 101: Know your why, use goals to drive strategy

July 16, 2018
WASHINGTON — Physicians should push their own brand or the brand of their organization with full awareness of the goal and the appropriate…

Biosimilar Barriers Persist Despite Billions in Potential Cost Savings: Who is Benefitting?

July 16, 2018
Many health care researchers wake up each morning and head to the laboratory with the hope of achieving something like a promise. That promise is…
In the Journals

OA risk over 40 years predictable at age 18 years

July 13, 2018
Individual and population risk for knee osteoarthritis over a 40-year period is predictable among individuals aged 18, using just a few easily…
In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with RA find PGA-VAS confusing, unreliable for ranking disease states

July 12, 2018
Vulnerable patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience difficulty with the patient global assessment of disease activity as measured by visual…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
Feature

Androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for rheumatoid arthritis

July 12, 2018
Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy appeared to increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis among older men with localized prostate cancer…
In the Journals

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole reduced infection risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis

July 12, 2018
Although researchers found severe infections in one-quarter of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis who had been…

Taltz improves signs, symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis

July 11, 2018
Ixekizumab demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis compared with placebo, according…
In the JournalsPerspective

Rheumatology field has grown more attractive since 2014

July 11, 2018
Despite a decrease in applicants from 2008 to 2013, the field of rheumatology has actually grown in popularity among medical students from 2014 to…
In the Journals

Higher education, economic status linked to reduced work loss in SpA

July 10, 2018
Higher education and better national socioeconomic welfare are associated with a greater likelihood that patients with spondyloarthritis will…
In the JournalsPerspective

Health-related quality of life scores similar in PsA, RA

July 10, 2018
Health-related quality of life measures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis were generally similar, with a tendency toward…
Meeting News

First-time osteoporosis fractures offer 'window' to reduce repeat fractures

July 9, 2018
AMSTERDAM — Patients with osteoporosis who experience a fracture are at an immediate increased risk for sustaining another within 2 to 3 years…
In the Journals

Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…
In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with RA at greater risk for glucocorticoid-related adverse effects

July 9, 2018
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a substantially greater risk for glucocorticoid-related adverse effects compared with their healthy peers…
In the Journals

Changing eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP could cost families billions

July 9, 2018
Lowering the eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, to 100% of the federal poverty level could leave…
Editorial

Interchangeable Biologics as Safe, Efficacious as Non-Interchangeable Biosimilars

July 6, 2018
As biosimilars enter the United States market, there is a new vocabulary that doctors, patients and patient advocates need to learn as it is…
Meeting News

Cimzia achieves low disease activity in 76% of patients with PsA

July 5, 2018
AMSTERDAM — More than 75% of patients with psoriatic arthritis treated with certolizumab pegol demonstrated low disease activity in a 4-year…

Exclusive commentary: FDA approval of marijuana-based drug ‘should open doors for significant advances’

July 5, 2018
The recognition of potential utility of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new. A search in PubMed by Healio Family Medicine found several…