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…
FDA NewsPerspective

Gazyva receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation for lupus nephritis

September 18, 2019
The FDA has granted Gazyva breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of adult patients with lupus nephritis, according to a Genentech press…
Editorial

Rheumatology in the Blink of an Eye

Healio Rheumatology, September 2019
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
I am feeling rather nostalgic at the moment. Perhaps it’s just because summer is drawing to a close and autumn is on its way. No? Perhaps…
Cover Story

Out for Blood: Biomarkers Paving the Road to Personalized Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases

Healio Rheumatology, September 2019
There are endless idioms about blood. It is thicker than water, but one cannot get it from a stone. Truman Capote wrote about the cold version, rock…
Education Lab

Essential Strategies for Managing Psoriatic Arthritis

Healio Rheumatology, September 2019
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Meeting News

Infusion center patient experience growing more complex

September 18, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As infusion centers have grown in complexity throughout the years, so too has the patient experience in these suites…
In the Journals

Infusion reactions to rituximab more significant in SLE than other diseases

September 17, 2019
Infusion reaction rates to rituximab may be more significant among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus than other diseases, according to…
Meeting News

Managers urged to broaden ‘recruitment parameters’ amid rheumatology shortage

September 17, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In light of a worsening rheumatologist shortage in the United States, practices that wish to not only recruit physicians…
In the Journals

Newly diagnosed cases of AS at increased risk for IMIDs, lower risk for RA

September 16, 2019
Newly diagnosed patients with ankylosing spondylitis in Taiwan demonstrate increased risks for multiple immune-mediated inflammatory diseases…
Meeting News

Minimizing decision ‘uncertainty’ key to successful practice management

September 16, 2019
GRAND RAPDIS, Mich. — Successful management in rheumatology practices requires both evidence-based approaches and critical thinking, in order…
Meeting News

Generation Z ‘coming soon to a workforce near you’ – Are you ready?

September 13, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workplaces and managers who may or may not have just grown acquainted with — and successfully integrated —…