Meeting News

Risk for developing PsA remains ‘linear’ among psoriasis patients

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Contrary to previous findings, the risk for psoriatic arthritis was persistent among patients with psoriasis and did not wane over…
In the Journals

Rheumatologists value patient-reported RA symptoms over test results

September 26, 2019
When it comes to informing treatment decisions, rheumatologists value patient-reported symptoms and physical function over physical findings and test…

CMS finalizes rules projected to save $800M, 4 million burden hours annually

September 26, 2019
CMS administrator Seema Verna, MPH, announced final rules today that will save health care providers approximately $800 million and 4 million burden…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Protect what you already have

September 26, 2019
Many young physicians, fellows and residents look at their financial situation and do not think of themselves as owning any significant assets, never…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Use financial modeling to evaluate first job opportunities

September 26, 2019
Newly minted physicians can often be idealistic when looking for their first jobs. After years of hard work, relocation and delayed gratification, it…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Aim for the best, plan for the worst: Protect against malpractice liability

September 26, 2019
Many experienced physicians, at one time or another, have worried about being sued for malpractice (or another risk) because of a bad patient outcome…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Manage student loan debt at every career stage

September 26, 2019
Physicians who are finishing their training and starting their first jobs are often disappointed by the onerous burden of student loan debt. Given…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Retirement planning 101: Understand six retirement tools available to physicians

September 26, 2019
Achieving a comfortable retirement is a leading financial goal for most physicians, including millennials who may continue to practice for many…
Feature

2019 health care data breaches setting records

September 26, 2019
A record-breaking 50 health care data breaches involving more than 500 records each were reported to HHS this past July, according to a report…
Perspective

Arthritis Foundation issues first CBD guidance for adults with arthritis

September 25, 2019
Although cannabidiol — better known as CBD — may help patients with arthritis alleviate their pain, insomnia and anxiety, there have been…
Feature

Q&A: Psoriatic arthritis ‘not diagnosed enough’

September 25, 2019
Approximately 125 million people worldwide, including more than 8 million Americans, have psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation…
In the Journals

Disease burden, prescription use high in patients with both knee, hip OA

September 24, 2019
Disease burden is high, and prescriptions for analgesics are frequent, among patients with both knee and hip osteoarthritis, according to findings…

Celltrion obtains positive CHMP opinion for subcutaneous infliximab biosimilar

September 24, 2019
Celltrion received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for the subcutaneous…

ACR praises coding changes in CY2020 physician fee schedule, urges further updates

September 23, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology in comments submitted to CMS praised the agency for provisions added to the CY2020 Physician Fee Schedule that…
Feature

Q&A: ‘Keys to success’ for getting more men into the doctor’s office

September 23, 2019
Many preventable causes of death can be detected in primary care, according to researchers. However, many men are reluctant to visit their…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tocilizumab increases HDL, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides compared with etanercept in RA

September 23, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received tocilizumab demonstrated 11.1% higher serum LDL cholesterol, 5.7% higher HDL cholesterol and 13.6%…
Feature

When Autoimmune Disease Strikes Thrice: Managing Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome

September 20, 2019
By the time Lilly Stairs was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at the age of 19 — following an arduous series of tests and doctor visits…
Perspective

Nearly 60% of rheumatology patients struggle to afford treatment

September 19, 2019
Although 90% of patients with rheumatic diseases have health insurance, 57.13% report struggling to afford their medication, with one-quarter paying…
In the Journals

Patient-reported outcome measures with Skindex may yield more comprehensive data

September 19, 2019
Relying primarily on patient global assessments falls short in determining comprehensive disease severity, but by adding the Skindex instrument or…
In the Journals

Adalimumab, IBI303 biosimilar demonstrate comparable safety, efficacy in AS

September 19, 2019
IBI303, a biosimilar to adalimumab developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Innovent Biologics, is comparable in safety and efficacy to the…