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

1 in 4 early-middle-aged adults has osteopenia

July 19, 2019
More than 25% of early-middle-aged adults had osteopenia in their neck, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American
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Tocilizumab suitable alternative to TNF inhibitors in DMARD-naïve patients with RA

July 18, 2019
Tocilizumab, in monotherapy or in combination with conventional synthetic DMARDs, is an adequate alternative to combination therapy with a TNF…
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IBD risk increases with Enbrel therapy for other autoimmune diseases

July 18, 2019
Patients receiving Enbrel for inflammatory diseases other than inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk for a diagnosis of Crohn’s…
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Biological DMARDs linked to higher bone mass, strength in PsA

July 18, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis who received biological DMARDs demonstrate better bone mass and strength than those treated with methotrexate or no…
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Nephritis, clinical trials top list of childhood lupus research priorities

July 17, 2019
Nephritis, clinical trials and biomarkers rank highest among research priorities related to childhood-onset systematic lupus erythematosus, according…
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Nearly 30% of patients with gout prescribed opioids after ED visit

July 17, 2019
Despite available treatments, more than 28% of patients with gout who are discharged from the ED receive opioids for pain, according to data…
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Baricitinib improves RA in patients unresponsive to methotrexate

July 16, 2019
Baricitinib monotherapy improves disease control in many patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were did not respond to methotrexate, according to…
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Lower estrogen exposure linked to increased risk for Sjögren's syndrome in women

July 16, 2019
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome in women is associated with lower estrogen exposure and cumulative menstrual cycling, according to data published in…
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EULAR stresses privacy, transparency in research using 'big data'

July 15, 2019
Rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders researchers should consider the ethical issues surrounding privacy, confidentiality, identity and…
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Lower stress predicts significant pain improvement in fibromyalgia

July 15, 2019
Reduced stress levels, and high pain intensity at baseline, predict an increased likelihood of significantly improved pain after 10 to 12 years among…