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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Patellar mobilization therapy may alleviate pain tied to knee osteoarthritis

November 20, 2018
Patellar mobilization therapy — patellofemoral joint mobilization followed by supervised nonload vastus medialis oblique exercise —…
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Ilaris response maintained over 5 years in patients with JIA

November 20, 2018
Patients receiving the interleukin-1 inhibitor canakinumab for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis maintained or improved their response to the…
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Adherence, persistence low in veterans with RA who escalate to triple therapy

November 19, 2018
Treatment adherence and persistence rates remain relatively low among veterans with rheumatoid arthritis who escalate from methotrexate to triple…
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Few rheumatic adverse events from immune checkpoint inhibitors require discontinuation

November 15, 2018
Researchers found that the most prevalent adverse effect linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors was inflammatory arthritis, and although most…
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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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Patient education does not improve pain outcomes

November 5, 2018
Adding 2 hours of intensive patient education — which researchers said consists of several in-depth meetings with a
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ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…
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Back pain in teens tied to smoking, drinking alcohol, anxiety, depression

October 31, 2018
Adolescents with more frequent back pain were also more likely to report anxiety and depression, and more likely to smoke and drink alcohol…
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Poor JIA prognosis more likely among Maori, Pacific Island children

October 30, 2018
Maori and Pacific Island children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are more likely than European children to present with poor prognostic…
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On-demand sildenafil not superior to placebo for Raynaud's syndrome

October 29, 2018
Despite a high probability that on-demand sildenafil is superior to placebo in the treatment of Raynaud’s syndrome, aggregate observed findings…