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

Axial involvement develops within 5 years of juvenile spondyloarthritis diagnosis

April 19, 2018
Although children diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis demonstrate a low rate of symptomatic activity at onset, there is a marked increase in…
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Pneumococcal vaccine effective in RA, Sjögren's syndrome without DMARD treatment

April 19, 2018
Thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is immunogenic among patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren’s syndrome who have not been…
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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Filgotinib for RA improves patient-reported quality of life

April 18, 2018
Filgotinib monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate rapidly improved self-reported quality of life measures among patients with rheumatoid…
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Increased interleukin-37 associated with adult-onset Still's disease

April 18, 2018
Increased levels of interleukin-37 are positively correlated with disease activity in adult-onset Still’s disease, according to findings…
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Uveitis in JIA calls for early screening, regular follow-ups

April 17, 2018
A European group of experts has released a series of 22 recommendations for the diagnosis, measurement, treatment and future clinical trials of…
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Study highlights age-related trends in prevalence of arthritis from 1999 to 2014

April 17, 2018
Nearly 25% of U.S. adults between 1999 and 2014 reported having arthritis, according to a recently published study in the American Journal of Public
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CV effects of NSAIDs similar when combined with aspirin

April 17, 2018
In a new post hoc analysis from the PRECISION trial, celecoxib had a better CV safety profile vs. ibuprofen and naproxen among patients not taking…
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Smoking not related to anti-PAD4 antibodies in RA

April 17, 2018
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, smoking history is not associated with the presence of anti-peptidylarginine deiminase 4 antibodies, which…
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Organs from overdose-death donors could alleviate organ donation shortage

April 16, 2018
Proper use of organs from people who die of overdose could help address the shortage of organs available for transplant, according to findings…