In the JournalsPerspective

Rivaroxaban does not show noninferiority to vitamin K antagonists in antiphospholipid syndrome

October 14, 2019
Rivaroxaban failed to demonstrate noninferiority to dose-adjusted vitamin K antagonists in patients with thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome, and…
Meeting News

'No holiday from denosumab' preserves bone density gains

October 14, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Taking a ‘holiday’ from many osteoporosis drugs can frequently negate gains in bone density, according to a…
Feature

Marijuana use during pregnancy: What clinicians need to know

October 14, 2019
CDC data show that 16.2% of pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years reported using marijuana nearly every day. These findings recently prompted U.S…
In the Journals

Secondary Sjögren's syndrome impacts quarter of patients with SLE

October 14, 2019
Secondary Sjögren’s syndrome affects approximately one-quarter of all patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, and the frequency increases…
Meeting News

Practitioners review steps to reduce the risk of gout in patients with CKD

October 13, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Once the parade of sharp crystals formed by uric acid start their march through the blood stream and emit their prickly pain to…
Feature

High and dry: Awaiting relief in blocked Sjögren's syndrome pipeline

October 11, 2019
In June 2019, attendees who made the trek to the EULAR’s Annual Congress in Madrid to hear an update on possible treatments for Sjögren’s…
Meeting News

Earlier, aggressive therapy prompts 'good news' for RA outcomes

October 10, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Early recognition and targeted, aggressive treatment have led to improved outcomes and fewer hospitalizations in rheumatoid…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
In the Journals

Checkpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis persists after discontinuation

October 10, 2019
Inflammatory arthritis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can develop into a long-term condition even after treatment cessation, requiring…
Meeting News

Electromyogram report crucial for patients with suspected myositis

October 9, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The use of electromyograms and nerve conduction studies are essential to excluding alternative diagnoses and confirming muscle…
In the Journals

Nearly one-third of Michigan SLE cohort used prescription opioids

October 9, 2019
During 2014 to 2015, nearly one-third of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in a Michigan-based cohort used prescription opioids, with about…
In the Journals

Sprifermin shows 'positive sign' for cartilage thickness in knee OA

October 8, 2019
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who received a high sprifermin dose of 100 g administered every 6 or 12 months, demonstrated significantly improved…
In the JournalsPerspective

Heart disease increases risk for severe skin reactions to allopurinol

October 8, 2019
Heart disease is associated with an increased risk for severe cutaneous adverse reactions to allopurinol, according to data published in the…
Meeting News

Expert stresses medication awareness to circumvent 'dramatic bone loss,' fracture risk

October 7, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Understanding which drugs and drug classes contribute to adverse bone effects, including bone loss and fractures, may be extremely…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
In the JournalsPerspective

Prior authorization linked to treatment delays

October 7, 2019
Prior authorization requirements are associated with delays in treatment, with denials linked to greater glucocorticoid exposure for patients…
Meeting News

Managing adverse events from checkpoint inhibitors in a ‘data-free zone’

October 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Increasing use of checkpoint inhibitors in cancer therapy is leading to an uptick in immune-related adverse events for…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…
Origin Stories

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: Small-town boy makes good, discovers gouty tophi

October 4, 2019
One of the thrilling aspects of scientific discovery is that it can come from almost anywhere, and almost anyone. Few individuals exemplify this like…
Meeting News

Addressing arthritis pain without the opioids physicians 'love to hate'

October 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — As the health care community moves away from opioids for pain management, a number of approaches may be set to fill the gap…