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Tibial cartilage loss universal among older adults, exacerbated by age, higher BMI

January 13, 2020
Cartilage volume in the tibiofemoral joint decreases at a faster rate with increasing age and higher BMI in both men and women, especially in the…
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ACA may have helped mitigate opioid epidemic

January 10, 2020
The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was linked to a reduction in opioid overdose deaths, study findings in JAMA Network Open show. …
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2020 opens with new drug price hikes, little hope for legislation

January 10, 2020
Despite pressure from the Trump administration and Congress to curb rising drug costs, pharmaceutical companies — in what has become a common…
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Spondyloarthritis in pregnancy linked to preterm birth, other adverse outcomes

January 9, 2020
Spondyloarthritis in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for several adverse outcomes, including preterm birth, emergency cesarean section…
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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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Genicular artery embolization reduced inflammation, pain secondary to knee OA

January 9, 2020
Genicular artery embolization is safe and potentially efficacious in the treatment of knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis, according to data…

ACR, Arthritis Foundation emphasize patient involvement in OA guideline development

January 8, 2020
The American College of Rheumatology, in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, has released an update to its Guideline for the Management of…
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Despite its advantages, experts have ‘grave concerns’ about big tech in health care

January 8, 2020
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information…
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Multimorbidity accumulation in RA accounts for excess mortality

January 8, 2020
The accumulation of multimorbidity following a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis can account for excess total and cardiovascular mortality among women…
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Radiographic, non-radiographic axial SpA behave similarly over time

January 7, 2020
The incidence of peripheral and extra-rheumatic symptoms, as well as disease burden, remain similar over a period of at least 5 years between…
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Age, diabetes, prior infection linked to increased infection risk in PsA

January 7, 2020
Although TNF inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of serious infection among patients with psoriasis and self-reported psoriatic…
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Glucocorticoids linked to organ damage in SLE independent of disease activity

January 6, 2020
Glucocorticoid treatments contribute to organ damage accrual in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, independent of clinical or serological…
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Kratom’s risk obscured by ‘soft data’

January 6, 2020
The FDA has repeatedly stated that kratom is dangerous, saying it can lead addiction and in some cases, death. However, some experts continue to…
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Biosimilar switching 'feasible' in noninfectious uveitis

January 6, 2020
Switching to a biosimilar would be a “feasible treatment choice,” and is associated with maintaining clinical efficacy in patients with…
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Central obesity linked to heightened risk for PsA

January 3, 2020
Adiposity — particularly central obesity — is associated with an increased risk for psoriatic arthritis, according to data published in…
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Biosimilar cost savings offsets expense incurred by lower infliximab doses

January 2, 2020
Although infliximab doses can frequently increase threefold or more for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the savings from the current price of its…
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Patients with ankylosing spondylitis display distinct fecal microbiota signature

January 2, 2020
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate a distinct fecal microbiota signature that is linked to levels of fecal calprotectin, but not other…
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All biologics increase risk for tuberculosis

December 31, 2019
Among patients with rheumatic diseases, treatment with any biologic increases the risk for tuberculosis, both reactivation and new-onset, with an…
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Automotive plant closures linked to 85% increase in opioid overdose mortality

December 30, 2019
Opioid overdose mortality rates among working-age adults increased 85% in manufacturing counties in the 5 years after an automotive assembly plant…
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Secukinumab gives early, sustained enthesitis resolution in PsA

December 30, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis treated with secukinumab demonstrated early and sustained resolution of enthesitis, with 300 mg doses providing…