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

Automotive plant closures linked to 85% increase in opioid overdose mortality

December 30, 2019
Opioid overdose mortality rates among working-age adults increased 85% in manufacturing counties in the 5 years after an automotive assembly plant…
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Secukinumab gives early, sustained enthesitis resolution in PsA

December 30, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis treated with secukinumab demonstrated early and sustained resolution of enthesitis, with 300 mg doses providing…
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Upadacitinib improves health-related QoL in difficult-to-treat RA

December 27, 2019
Among those with rheumatoid arthritis who previously had an inadequate response to biologic DMARDs, upadacitinib, in doses of either 15 mg or 30 mg…
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Ustekinumab beneficial through 1 year in SLE

December 26, 2019
Ustekinumab provides sustained clinical benefits through 1 year among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, with a safety profile similar with…
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Study investigates links between BMI, walking with cartilage damage in the knee

December 23, 2019
Results from a recently published study demonstrated overloading and underloading may lead to worsening cartilage damage in the medial tibiofemoral…
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Newly diagnosed cases of SLE at 62% increased risk for hip fracture

December 23, 2019
Patients newly diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus demonstrate a 62% increased risk for hip fractures compared with those without lupus…
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ACR permits use of multibiomarker disease activity score in updated RA recommendations

December 19, 2019
The 2019 update of the American College of Rheumatology recommended rheumatoid arthritis disease activity measures now includes a stipulation to…
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9/11 first responders at increased risk for systemic autoimmune disease

December 18, 2019
Intense dust cloud inhalation, as well as PTSD, experienced by first responders and community members present at the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in New…
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PsA screening in those with psoriasis could save $220 million annually

December 18, 2019
If early therapy with DMARDs can slow disease progression and delay expensive biologic treatment, early screening for psoriatic arthritis among…
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High-dose trivalent flu vaccine safe, more immunogenic than standard dose in RA

December 17, 2019
Among patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, high-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines are safe and more immunogenic than the…