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

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus significantly improved in last 18 years

July 8, 2019
Maternal mortality drastically decreased and overall pregnancy outcomes improved in women with systemic lupus erythematosus during the last 18 years…
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EULAR: Identifying thrombotic, obstetric risk factors key to managing antiphospholipid syndrome

July 8, 2019
Identifying high-risk factors for thrombotic and obstetric events is crucial in managing antiphospholipid syndrome, and all women with…
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Genetic risk for RA associated with early cognitive symptoms in children

July 8, 2019
Having an increased genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis is associated with demonstrating hyperactivity and inattention symptoms from ages 4 to 16…
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Consensus argues for rheumatology-specific definitions for ultrasound terms

July 5, 2019
Although most of the ultrasound scanning conventions detailed in the 2011 consensus remain applicable for rheumatologists today, there is still a…
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Gout linked to nearly 80% increased mortality risk due to renal disease

July 3, 2019
Patients with gout have an increased risk for death from certain noncardiovascular conditions, particularly renal disease and diseases of the…
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Multi-disciplinary workflow increases naloxone access in rural America

July 3, 2019
Pharmacists, front office staff and physicians worked together to boost the number of naloxone prescriptions at a clinic in rural Oregon, according…
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Peripheral arthritis can occur at any time during new axial SpA

July 3, 2019
Among patients with recent-onset axial spondyloarthritis, 36% reported developing peripheral arthritis at any time during their disease duration…
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Despite guidelines, only half of patients with frequent gout flares receive allopurinol

July 2, 2019
Just 51% of patients who reported frequent gout flares also said they were currently receiving first-line urate-lowering therapy, according to…
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Abatacept, TNF inhibitors similar in 9-year persistence rates in RA

July 2, 2019
Abatacept demonstrated similar 9-year persistence rates as TNF inhibitors when used as a first-line treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and had…