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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Physical therapy, lifestyle counseling underused in knee osteoarthritis

October 24, 2019
Physical therapy and lifestyle counseling are underused as prescriptions for pain medications, including narcotics, continue to increase for patients…
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Many patients with RA fail to modify treatment despite high disease activity

October 24, 2019
Approximately one-third to two-thirds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis fail to alter their treatment even when experiencing moderate to high…
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Social support linked to improved outcomes after joint replacement surgery

October 23, 2019
Social support appears to be a prognostic factor for some outcomes, including long-term beneficial impacts on certain WOMAC and Oxford Knee scores…
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ACA Medicaid expansion not enough to curb preventable lupus hospitalizations

October 23, 2019
Although Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has increased insurance coverage, it has failed to address other barriers to care…
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Ixekizumab superior to adalimumab for joint, skin improvement in PsA

October 22, 2019
Ixekizumab is superior to adalimumab in simultaneously improving both joint and skin disease in patients with psoriatic arthritis who have had an…
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Most physical therapists correctly identify inflammatory arthritis, refer to rheumatologists

October 22, 2019
The majority of physical therapists can accurately distinguish between inflammatory and noninflammatory arthritis and understand the importance of…
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Ankylosing spondylitis prevalence doubled from 2006 to 2016

October 21, 2019
The prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis more than doubled, from 0.04% to 0.09%, from 2006 to 2016, according to data published in BMC
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Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy in SLE

October 17, 2019
Increased hydroxychloroquine blood levels can be used to predict later hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, according to findings published in Arthritis
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Pneumocystis pneumonia incidence in rheumatic disease dependent upon risk factors

October 16, 2019
Concomitant steroid-pulse treatment and baseline lymphopenia were among risk factors for pneumocystis pneumonia among a cohort of patients with…
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Low lupus disease activity protects against flares, organ damage in SLE

October 16, 2019
Low disease activity in lupus offers significant protection against flares and accumulated damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus…