In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in rheumatology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Lower socioeconomic status associated with greater incidence of glomerular diseases

February 20, 2020
Patients of lower socioeconomic status, determined through area-level household income, had a greater incidence of both ANCA-related…
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FDA publishes final guidance to streamline biosimilar insulin development

February 20, 2020
The FDA on Thursday published a final rule outlining the application process for a new pathway for biological products, including biosimilar…
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Allopurinol, febuxostat carry similar risks for hypersensitivity reactions

February 20, 2020
Both allopurinol and febuxostat carry similar, significant increased risks for hypersensitivity reactions compared with colchicine, according to data…
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Psoriasis linked to increased risk for lymphomas, keratinocyte cancer

February 19, 2020
Patients with psoriasis carry a slightly increased risk for cancer, particularly keratinocyte cancer and lymphomas, according to data published in…
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Lupus rash, joint involvement, flares positively associated with pollution

February 18, 2020
Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, rash, joint involvement and flares are positively linked with fine particulate matter pollution…
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Low-dose methotrexate linked to skin cancer, various adverse events

February 17, 2020
Low-dose methotrexate — the most commonly used drug for systemic rheumatic diseases — was associated with small to moderate increased…
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Gait speed differences for 20, 400-meter walk in OA consistent with older populations

February 12, 2020
Among patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis, the important difference in gait speed is between 4.1 and 6.9 meters per minute for the…
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Patients with RA skeptical of patient-reported outcome measures

February 10, 2020
Although patients with rheumatoid arthritis expressed doubt that patient-reported outcome measures, or PROMs, could adequately express how the…
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Low hydroxychloroquine levels may signal nonadherence in SLE

February 10, 2020
Low hydroxychloroquine levels in the blood among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus are associated with reported nonadherence, according to a…
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Symptomatic, radiographic knee OA linked to increased mortality risk

February 6, 2020
Both symptomatic and radiographic knee osteoarthritis are associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality, according to findings published…