Meeting News

Opioids only modestly improve pain relief, function in OA, not QoL

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Among patients with osteoarthritis, opioids demonstrated only moderate benefit for pain and function, while contributing no notable…
FDA News

FDA approves Abrilada, fifth Humira biosimilar

November 18, 2019
The FDA has approved Abrilada, a biosimilar to Humira, making it the fifth biosimilar to the reference drug and 25th biosimilar overall to gain…
Meeting News

Poor health literacy, wait times drive influenza vaccine hesitancy in RA, JIA

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Limited knowledge about inactivated vaccines, misconceptions and fears, as well as long wait times and accessibility issues are among…
Meeting News

Gastroenterologist to rheumatologists: Suspect IBD more often

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Rheumatologists need to suspect inflammatory bowel disease more often in patients who present with joint pain, particularly in the…
Meeting NewsPerspective

COLCOT: Low-dose colchicine reduces CV risk after MI

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with a recent MI were less likely to experience an ischemic CV event over 2 years when assigned the anti-inflammatory…
Meeting News

Any smoking exposure in patients with lupus affects cutaneous manifestations

November 15, 2019
Researchers suggested there is a dose relationship between smoking exposure and cutaneous manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus, which…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Gout guidelines call for treat-to-target strategy using allopurinol

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 ACR gout guidelines call for treating patients to a target serum urate level of 6 mg/dL, a marked departure from the 2012…
Meeting NewsPerspective

ACR, Arthritis Foundation guidelines favor nondrug therapy over TENS, stem cells for OA

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Health care providers should avoid prescribing transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation or stem cell injections in favor of more…
Meeting News

Ultrasound-guided treatment strategy shows no benefit in early RA

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Data from a 2-year, randomized controlled trial presented here demonstrate that using ultrasound findings to guide early rheumatoid…
In the Journals

Denosumab discontinuation increases risk for major osteoporotic, vertebral fractures

November 15, 2019
Older adults who discontinue denosumab are at greater risk for major osteoporotic fractures and multiple vertebral fractures than those who persist…
Meeting News

World's first biopsy-driven RA trial finds tocilizumab superior to rituximab

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Tocilizumab is more effective than rituximab at achieving significant reductions in disease activity in patients with rheumatoid…
Meeting News

Depression should be considered ‘critical’ comorbidity in PsA

November 14, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis who also have depression were more likely to be on medications for PsA, had fewer swollen joints and lower disease…
Meeting News

Half of GCA patients receiving tocilizumab remained in remission 2 years after withdrawal

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Approximately 47% of patients in clinical remission after receiving 1 year of weekly tocilizumab for giant cell arteritis maintained…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Vasculitis guidelines support first-line biologic therapies in certain patients

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Increased use of glucocorticoid-sparing agents is one of the key recommendations in a guideline document that covers seven vasculitis…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
Meeting News

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improves diagnostic accuracy in polymyalgia rheumatica

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improved diagnostic accuracy in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and helped predict disease recurrence…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
Meeting News

Low clinical value in repeat latent tuberculosis tests in patients taking biologics

November 14, 2019
Repeat, routine testing for latent tuberculosis infection among patients receiving biologics is both costly and of low clinical value, according to…
Meeting News

‘Stop and think’ each time you use social media professionally

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Because social media guidelines at the institution, practice setting and professional organizations are often vague or open to…
Meeting News

Exercise remains only nondrug intervention for OA as draft guidelines progress

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Exercise is the one nonpharmacological intervention for which there is a strong recommendation in hip, knee, and hand osteoarthritis…