In the JournalsPerspective

Steroid use in polymyalgia, GCA linked to significantly higher infection risk

June 24, 2019
Th use of oral steroids in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis is associated with a significant increase in the risk for…
In the Journals

Naloxone coprescription laws may lead to more than 7-fold increase in dispensing

June 21, 2019
Legally mandating naloxone coprescriptions for patients at high risk for opioid overdose was tied to a 7.75-fold increase in dispensed naloxone…
Meeting News

Bimekizumab improved BASDAI response in ankylosing spondylitis

June 21, 2019
Bimekizumab was associated with improved pain and functionality outcomes compared with placebo in a cohort of patients with ankylosing spondylitis…
Meeting News

ORAL-Shift: Tofacitinib noninferior to combination with methotrexate in RA

June 21, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with tofacitinib experienced efficacy and safety outcomes comparable to patients treated with tofacitinib…
Feature

Social media opens new avenue to advocacy in rheumatology

June 21, 2019
Political activism is more accessible than ever thanks to the amplification offered by social media, and rheumatologists can use social media —…
Meeting News

RA disease remission linked to reduced risk for CV outcomes

June 20, 2019
Achieving remission in rheumatoid arthritis was associated with an 80% decrease in atherosclerosis incidence, according to findings presented at the…
Meeting News

Gaps in RA, SLE care deliver 'wake-up call' for health services in EU

June 20, 2019
Two studies presented at the EULAR Annual Congress revealed gaps between recommended standards of care and the actual care that patients in Europe…
Meeting News

Cypriot rheumatology group brokers nursing education program to fulfill patient demand

June 20, 2019
A first-in-country rheumatology nursing training program in Cyprus was met with enthusiasm from the 27 participants, all of whom expressed interest…
Meeting News

More than 1 in 10 patients with rheumatic diseases report suicidal thoughts linked to pain

June 19, 2019
More than 10% of Danish patients with rheumatic diseases reported recently having suicidal thoughts due to pain and poor sleep associated with their…
Meeting News

Gout often diagnosed late, poorly managed

June 19, 2019
A survey of European patients with gout showed that general practitioners, and not rheumatologists, are overwhelmingly diagnosing and managing the…
In the Journals

Frailty status predicts fracture risk in rheumatoid arthritis

June 19, 2019
Adults with rheumatoid arthritis and higher measures indicating frailty were more likely to sustain an osteoporotic fracture during 4 years of…
In the JournalsPerspective

More than a quarter of patients with OA still receive opioids

June 19, 2019
Despite recommendations against their use, nearly 27% of patients with osteoarthritis still receive opioids and benzodiazepines, with about 36% of…
Meeting News

Studies reaffirm vaccine safety in patients with rheumatic disease

June 18, 2019
Three studies presented at the EULAR Annual Congress demonstrated the safety and efficacy of different vaccinations in several patient populations…
Meeting News

Cyclosporine maintenance therapy improves outcomes in lupus nephritis

June 18, 2019
Prolonged maintenance therapy with cyclosporine was associated with ongoing complete responses in a cohort of patients with lupus nephritis…
Meeting News

Tildrakizumab yields encouraging efficacy, safety outcomes in PsA

June 18, 2019
Tildrakizumab was associated with strong PASI90 and ACR20 results compared with placebo in a cohort of patients with psoriatic arthritis, according…
In the Journals

Risk for continued opioid use doubles when first administered during hospital stay

June 17, 2019
Patients who were administered opioids for the first time during a hospital stay had nearly double the risk for continued use after discharge…
Meeting News

IBD, type I diabetes may predispose individuals to RA

June 17, 2019
Findings from a time-dependent analysis of comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy controls suggest that inflammatory bowel…
Meeting News

First-in-human implanted vagus nerve device shows benefit in RA

June 17, 2019
A novel device that stimulates the vagus nerve was associated with encouraging DAS28-CRP response in a small cohort of patients with rheumatoid…
Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…