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

Parenchymal lung disease reported in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

October 31, 2019
Acute digital clubbing was one clinical characteristic of a rare and potentially fatal lung disease recently observed in a cohort of patients with…
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Secukinumab improves disease manifestations, QoL in PsA across phenotypes

October 31, 2019
Secukinumab is beneficial for patients with psoriatic arthritis across the spectrum of clinical phenotypes for the disease, according to findings…
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Price increases largely to blame for $3 billion spending hike on biologic DMARDs

October 30, 2019
Post-market drug price increases are responsible for as much as 57% of the $3 billion hike in Medicare Part D spending on biologic DMARDs from 2012…
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Amniotic suspension allograft may be an effective nonoperative treatment for knee OA

October 30, 2019
Amniotic suspension allograft may be an effective nonoperative treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according to recently published results…
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Opportunistic infection risk highest for patients with polymyositis, dermatomyositis

October 30, 2019
Among systemic rheumatic diseases, the risk for opportunistic infection is highest among patients with polymyositis or dermatomyositis, followed by…
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Cancer, infection risk higher among patients treated with IL inhibitors

October 29, 2019
Rheumatology patients treated with interleukin inhibitors have an increased risk for serious infections, opportunistic infections and cancer…
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High-dose statin therapy may heighten fracture risk

October 29, 2019
Individuals prescribed high-dose statin therapy to manage cardiovascular risk are more likely to receive a diagnosis of osteoporosis compared with…
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Stress linked to inflammatory arthritis among at-risk individuals

October 29, 2019
Perceived stress is significantly associated with developing inflammatory arthritis among those who are at risk, according to findings published in…
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Coronary artery disease risk higher among adults with prior juvenile arthritis

October 28, 2019
Adults with a history of juvenile arthritis carry a greater risk for coronary artery disease compared with those without arthritis, according to data…
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Written, verbal patient education prior to biosimilar switching recommended for JIA

October 28, 2019
Rheumatology practices should provide written and verbal patient education, and supply adequate teaching for all staff, prior to nonmedical…