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

Tofacitinib plus methotrexate sustain improvements for 2 years in RA

March 25, 2019
A twice daily 5-mg or 10-mg dose of tofacitinib plus methotrexate was associated with improved clinical and radiographic responses between 1 and 2…
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Treatment recommendations for RA in cancer fail to meet criteria

March 25, 2019
Treatment recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis among patients with cancer “often fail” to meet expected criteria methodology, and…
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Machine-learning algorithms may identify those at risk for opioid overdose

March 22, 2019
Researchers have found machine-learning algorithms that appear to accurately identify people at risk for opioid overdose, according to findings…
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Blacks with scleroderma exhibit more severe pulmonary disease

March 20, 2019
Black patients with scleroderma demonstrate more severe pulmonary disease and higher unadjusted mortality compared with nonblack patients, according…
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Certolizumab pegol superior to placebo in non-radiographic axial SpA

March 19, 2019
The addition of certolizumab pegol to background medication for nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis is superior to adding placebo, according to…
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Ankylosing spondylitis increases risk for venous thromboembolism

March 18, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, particularly in the first year after diagnosis…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Tramadol linked to higher mortality rates in older patients with OA

March 14, 2019
An initial prescription of tramadol for osteoarthritis among patients aged 50 years and older is associated with a significantly increased risk for…
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Knee pain not linked to daily walking levels in mild, moderate OA

March 14, 2019
Knee pain is not associated with the number of steps per day walked among patients with mild or moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according…
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ANCA linked to interstitial lung disease, pulmonary embolism in systemic sclerosis

March 13, 2019
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are linked to an increased prevalence of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary embolism in systemic…