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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Adalimumab well-tolerated by most children with polyarticular JIA

September 5, 2019
Adalimumab, with or without methotrexate, is well-tolerated over a period of at least 7 years among most children with polyarticular-course juvenile…
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Golimumab efficacy in RA similar for patients older, younger than 65 years

September 4, 2019
IV golimumab, combined with methotrexate, is as efficacious among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are aged 65 years and older as it is among…
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Immune-related adverse effects of checkpoint inhibitors frequent but manageable

September 4, 2019
Although flares and immune-related adverse effects due to checkpoint inhibitor therapy can be frequent and potentially severe, they are “mostly…
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EULAR: All rheumatology providers should be familiar with disease features, routine therapies

September 3, 2019
Nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists should be knowledgeable about the clinical features and diagnostic procedures of common…
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Infection risk similar for TNF inhibitors plus methotrexate, triple therapy in RA

September 3, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there is no substantial difference in the risk for any serious infection, including bacterial infection or…
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Hypertension, preeclampsia mediate adverse pregnancy outcomes in RA, SLE, psoriasis

August 29, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and psoriasis, the presence of hypertension or preeclampsia accounts for…
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Drinking alcohol linked to spinal structural damage in axial SpA

August 28, 2019
Alcohol consumption is significantly associated with spinal structural progression in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, according to data…
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EULAR: MMR, herpes zoster vaccines permitted with immunosuppressive therapies

August 28, 2019
EULAR recommendations now state that vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as herpes zoster, may be considered with caution in adult…
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Follow-up by same physician, injectable drugs linked to better patient experience

August 27, 2019
Consistent follow-up visits with the same physician and treatment with subcutaneous or IV drugs are associated with better patient-reported…
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Cyclic teriparatide, denosumab administration benefits cortical BMD in osteoporosis

August 27, 2019
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who received a regimen of three separate, 6-month cycles of daily teriparatide followed by one subcutaneous…