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

Glucocorticoid use tied to increased risk for infection in patients with RA after arthroplasty

May 20, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used glucocorticoids and underwent knee or hip arthroplasty were at an increased risk for adverse events…
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Golimumab reduces PsA signs, symptoms through one year

May 20, 2019
Intravenous golimumab, in doses of 2 mg per kg, reduced the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis through1 year, with improvements in…
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Increasing tocilizumab dose interval reduces chance of maintaining remission in RA

May 20, 2019
Increasing the dose interval of subcutaneous tocilizumab is associated with a lower chance of maintaining remission after 24 weeks, and is not linked…
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Studies could shed light on treatment response in RA

May 17, 2019
A pair of studies by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery demonstrate that newly discovered subsets of cells found in joint tissue among…
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GCA relapse occurs in half of patients treated with glucocorticoids alone

May 16, 2019
Relapse in giant cell arteritis occurs in 47.2% of patients treated with only glucocorticoids, a rate that is likely due to the short duration of…
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Black, Latina women with knee OA desire timelier information on therapy options

May 15, 2019
Latina and African American women with knee osteoarthritis want their primary care physicians to provide more information regarding treatment…
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60 seconds can ascertain patients’ social determinants of health

May 13, 2019
Patients’ social determinants of health were determined in 1 minute with a short survey, according to findings recently published in Annals of
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Musculoskeletal disease second-highest global cause of years lived with disability

May 7, 2019
The burden of musculoskeletal diseases increased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and they are now the second most common cause of years lived…
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Patients with PsA, psoriasis face psychosocial disruption, harbor unmet treatment expectations

May 1, 2019
Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis severely disrupt patients’ ability to function day-to-day as well as their psycholsocial well-being, with…
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Sexual dysfunction common in patients with inflammatory arthritis

April 30, 2019
Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent among men and women with inflammatory arthritis, with diseases-related factors impacting fluctuations in…