In the Journals

American Indians exhibit high rates of Sjögren's syndrome, lack common disease features

July 11, 2019
American Indians are overrepresented among patients with Sjögren's syndrome, and demonstrate increased disease activity, despite presenting with few…
In the JournalsPerspective

Low disease activity, remission predict better quality of life in SLE

July 10, 2019
Low disease activity and remission are predictors of increased health-related quality of life in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus…
Feature

Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…
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Fasinumab improves pain, function in OA

July 10, 2019
Fasinumab, a recombinant, fully-human anti-nerve-growth-factor antibody, improved pain and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis, at…
In the Journals

Osteoarthritis more than doubles risk for multiple comorbidities

July 9, 2019
Individuals with osteoarthritis have a 2.5-times greater risk for having three or more other chronic conditions, including stroke and peptic ulcers…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
In the Journals

Adalimumab yields superior outcomes vs. infliximab in Behçet’s-related uveitis

July 9, 2019
Adalimumab yielded better outcomes than infliximab in best-corrected visual acuity, retention and other areas among patients with uveitis related to…
In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
In the Journals

Pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus significantly improved in last 18 years

July 8, 2019
Maternal mortality drastically decreased and overall pregnancy outcomes improved in women with systemic lupus erythematosus during the last 18 years…
In the Journals

EULAR: Identifying thrombotic, obstetric risk factors key to managing antiphospholipid syndrome

July 8, 2019
Identifying high-risk factors for thrombotic and obstetric events is crucial in managing antiphospholipid syndrome, and all women with…
In the Journals

Genetic risk for RA associated with early cognitive symptoms in children

July 8, 2019
Having an increased genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis is associated with demonstrating hyperactivity and inattention symptoms from ages 4 to 16…
In the Journals

Consensus argues for rheumatology-specific definitions for ultrasound terms

July 5, 2019
Although most of the ultrasound scanning conventions detailed in the 2011 consensus remain applicable for rheumatologists today, there is still a…
In the Journals

Gout linked to nearly 80% increased mortality risk due to renal disease

July 3, 2019
Patients with gout have an increased risk for death from certain noncardiovascular conditions, particularly renal disease and diseases of the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Multi-disciplinary workflow increases naloxone access in rural America

July 3, 2019
Pharmacists, front office staff and physicians worked together to boost the number of naloxone prescriptions at a clinic in rural Oregon, according…
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Peripheral arthritis can occur at any time during new axial SpA

July 3, 2019
Among patients with recent-onset axial spondyloarthritis, 36% reported developing peripheral arthritis at any time during their disease duration…
In the Journals

Despite guidelines, only half of patients with frequent gout flares receive allopurinol

July 2, 2019
Just 51% of patients who reported frequent gout flares also said they were currently receiving first-line urate-lowering therapy, according to…
FDA News

FDA warns opioid repackers for ‘significant violations’

July 2, 2019
The FDA announced it issued warnings letters to three companies that repackage opioids — Asclemed USA Inc., doing business as Enovachem…
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Abatacept, TNF inhibitors similar in 9-year persistence rates in RA

July 2, 2019
Abatacept demonstrated similar 9-year persistence rates as TNF inhibitors when used as a first-line treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and had…
In the Journals

Physiotherapists only moderately confident in assessing fall risk in OA

July 1, 2019
Physiotherapists reported only moderate confidence in assessing fall risk and providing fall-prevention care for patients with osteoarthritis, and…
In the Journals

Velcro sound detector accurately identifies ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

July 1, 2019
An algorithm designed to detect Velcro crackles in the lungs demonstrated diagnostic accuracy for detecting interstitial lung disease in patients…