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

Spondyloarthritis in pregnancy linked to preterm birth, other adverse outcomes

January 9, 2020
Spondyloarthritis in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for several adverse outcomes, including preterm birth, emergency cesarean section…
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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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Genicular artery embolization reduced inflammation, pain secondary to knee OA

January 9, 2020
Genicular artery embolization is safe and potentially efficacious in the treatment of knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis, according to data…
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Multimorbidity accumulation in RA accounts for excess mortality

January 8, 2020
The accumulation of multimorbidity following a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis can account for excess total and cardiovascular mortality among women…
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Radiographic, non-radiographic axial SpA behave similarly over time

January 7, 2020
The incidence of peripheral and extra-rheumatic symptoms, as well as disease burden, remain similar over a period of at least 5 years between…
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Age, diabetes, prior infection linked to increased infection risk in PsA

January 7, 2020
Although TNF inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of serious infection among patients with psoriasis and self-reported psoriatic…
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Glucocorticoids linked to organ damage in SLE independent of disease activity

January 6, 2020
Glucocorticoid treatments contribute to organ damage accrual in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, independent of clinical or serological…
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Biosimilar switching 'feasible' in noninfectious uveitis

January 6, 2020
Switching to a biosimilar would be a “feasible treatment choice,” and is associated with maintaining clinical efficacy in patients with…
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Central obesity linked to heightened risk for PsA

January 3, 2020
Adiposity — particularly central obesity — is associated with an increased risk for psoriatic arthritis, according to data published in…
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Biosimilar cost savings offsets expense incurred by lower infliximab doses

January 2, 2020
Although infliximab doses can frequently increase threefold or more for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the savings from the current price of its…