Meeting News

Attorneys offer rheumatologists 3 tips to ‘unlock’ negotiation skills

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Here at the Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference, attorneys Drew Erteschik and J.M. Durnovich of Poyner…
FDA News

FDA approves Rinvoq for methotrexate-refractory RA

August 16, 2019
The FDA has approved upadacitinib, a 15-mg, once-daily oral JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis among…
Feature

Arthritis drug market rattles as upadacitinib wins race to FDA approval

August 16, 2019
In a landmark FDA approval, AbbVie’s upadacitinib has won the race to enter the drug market as the third JAK inhibitor approved for the…
In the Journals

‘Building blocks’ model significantly decreases opioid prescriptions

August 16, 2019
A model that researchers dubbed “Six Building Blocks” led to significant decreases in the proportion of patients on high-dose opioids and…
Meeting News

AWIR president urges ‘transformational’ leadership, advocacy in health care

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In the professional world, there are two types of leaders: transactional — a conventional approach that utilizes a…
Meeting News

Rheumatology nurses central to addressing childhood vaccine concerns

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — Although proper vaccination is crucial for all patients with rheumatic diseases, rheumatology nurses who work with children often…
In the Journals

NSAIDs may contribute to OA and cardiovascular disease link

August 15, 2019
According to recently published results, NSAID use may contribute to the link between osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease. “NSAIDs are…
Meeting News

Rheumatoid arthritis may start in the lungs rather than joints

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — A line of progression from disease susceptibility to overt rheumatoid arthritis could potentially begin with environmental factors in…

Association of Women in Rheumatology address obstacles, opportunities for female providers

August 14, 2019
More than 300 registered attendees are expected in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this week for the sixth annual Association of Women in Rheumatology…
In the JournalsPerspective

Patients report only 38% of GPs adhere to quality indicators for OA

August 14, 2019
A survey of patients with nonsurgical knee osteoarthritis found that just 38% of general practitioners adhere to process indicators, particularly…
Meeting News

Step therapy, insurance exclusions hinder effective drug access in JIA

August 13, 2019
ORLANDO — Treatment of pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with medications available to their adult counterparts is often…
In the Journals

Pediatric rheumatologists vary on drug tapering decisions for JIA

August 13, 2019
Although most pediatric rheumatologists agree with published consensus treatment plans – and with each other regarding tapering steroids…
In the Journals

Trust in physician critical to drug adherence in RA, gout, osteoporosis

August 12, 2019
Medication adherence for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis was heavily influenced by the degree of trust patients had in…
Meeting News

In scleroderma, rheumatology nurses essential to treat the ‘whole patient’

August 12, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology nurses are necessary for helping to care for “the whole patient” with scleroderma, including its various…
Meeting News

Providers crucial to debunking obesity, ‘junk food’ myths

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — As the obesity epidemic continues to grow in the United States, it is critical that health care providers confront patient…
Meeting News

Patients with lupus fail to receive sufficient information at diagnosis

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with lupus are not being provided with enough information at physician’s appointments or at diagnosis, leaving them to…
Meeting News

Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies predict high health care use in RA

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the presence of serum anti-citrullinated protein antibodies with erosive disease is a…
Meeting News

Sexual dysfunction more common in women with RA, PsA

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Decreased sexual functioning is more common among female patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, which should…
Meeting News

High suspicion ‘critical’ to avoid misdiagnosis of vasculitis mimics, treatment errors

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology providers should “maintain a high index of suspicion” when diagnosing patients with suspected vasculitis as…
Meeting News

Providers, patients wary to navigate 'confused system' of CBD laws, labels

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Physicians, nurses and patients must be vigilant when attempting to navigate the often contradictory, seemingly “confused…