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

Gout flare patterns vary greatly among patients

July 31, 2019
Patterns of flares over time vary greatly among patients with gout, although time-dependent reporting, including the number of days with flare or…
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Risk stratification tool predicts functional disability in patients at high risk for OA

July 30, 2019
Easily acquired data — such as education, depression symptoms, strenuous activity and obesity — can help identify functional decline risk…
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Vitamin D supplements linked to less cartilage, joint loss in knee OA

July 29, 2019
Among patients with knee osteoarthritis, higher intake with both vitamins C and D is associated with less cartilage degeneration, while…
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Upadacitinib outperforms adalimumab in methotrexate-refractory RA

July 29, 2019
Upadacitinib, a JAK1 inhibitor, is superior to adalimumab and placebo at improving signs, symptoms and physical function among patients with…
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Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis guidelines would be ‘helpful,’ ID docs say

July 26, 2019
A survey of infectious disease clinicians showed there is “little consensus” regarding Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis for patients…
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Low disease activity state in SLE linked to reduced health care costs

July 26, 2019
Achieving a low disease activity state in systemic lupus erythematosus that is maintained for 50% or more of the time is associated with…
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Consumption of heavy metals in fish during pregnancy increases risk for JIA

July 25, 2019
Consuming moderate amounts of heavy metals contained in fish during pregnancy or early childhood may adversely impact the child’s immune…
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Women, blacks, most frequently receive chronic opioid prescriptions

July 25, 2019
Patients who were black, women or who were at risk for opioid-related harm were more likely to be prescribed chronic opioids, according to findings…
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TNF-inhibitor tapering as effective as standard dose in axial SpA

July 25, 2019
Mild TNF inhibitor tapering is about as efficacious as the standard dose treatment in achieving inactive disease in patients with axial…
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EULAR: Patients with large-vessel vasculitis should be screened for CV risk

July 24, 2019
All patients with large-vessel vasculitis should be screened for treatment-related cardiovascular comorbidities, with prophylaxis and life-style…