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.

In the Journals

Medical costs for RA three-fold higher among biologic DMARD users

January 18, 2018
Medical costs for patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are nearly three times higher than…
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Few Canadian rheumatologists endorse recommended interventions for fibromyalgia

January 18, 2018
Although most Canadian rheumatologists follow the country’s 2012 guideline recommendations for managing fibromyalgia, few believed they were…
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Subsequent RA treatment varies after discontinuing methotrexate monotherapy

January 17, 2018
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who discontinued methotrexate monotherapy were more likely to receive subsequent monotherapy treatment than those…
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ACR/EULAR identify 40 candidate criteria for SLE classification

January 16, 2018
The first phase of drafting new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, undertaken by the American College of Rheumatology and…
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Anti-TNF therapy effective against juvenile enthesitis-related arthritis

January 15, 2018
Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy demonstrated greater benefits and clinical outcomes compared with conventional synthetic disease-modifying…
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Consensus treatment plans streamline therapy, outcomes for pediatric rheumatic diseases

January 15, 2018
Consensus treatment plans can help reduce variation in treatment approaches, identify effective treatment strategies and standardize outcomes for…
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Total joint arthroplasty more common in Ontario than New York

January 12, 2018
Patients in Ontario, Canada, demonstrated a higher rate of total knee and hip arthroplasty when compared with patients in New York, according to…
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Lateral projection BMD increased in ankylosing spondylitis

January 11, 2018
Lateral projection spinal bone mineral density increased over a period of 5 years in multiple locations along the spine, among patients with…
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Single question may predict risk for opioid misuse

January 11, 2018
A single question that assessed pain catastrophizing — which researchers said was “an exaggerated negative reaction or response to pain…
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Long-term remission infrequent in mixed connective tissue disease

January 11, 2018
Data published in Arthritis Research and Therapy suggest that mixed connective tissue disease is a relatively stable disease with infrequent periods…