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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Cancer risk slightly higher among patients treated with abatacept

December 17, 2019
Although the risks for specific cancers and infections were similar between abatacept and other biologic and targeted synthetic DMARDs among patients…
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Intersectional inequalities persist for OA, RA, gout diagnosis, not SpA

December 16, 2019
Although there are considerable intersectional inequalities among various age, gender and socioeconomic groups in the likelihood of diagnosis for…
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Pain more severe for juvenile fibromyalgia vs. other pediatric rheumatic diseases

December 16, 2019
Juvenile primary fibromyalgia is unique among pediatric rheumatic diseases regarding pain and disability ratings, with pain significantly higher in…
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Renal failure reported more often with allopurinol, febuxostat

December 12, 2019
Reports of acute renal failure occur 5.7 times more frequently among patients treated with febuxostat, and 3.3 times more often with allopurinol…
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Asthma linked to elevated anti-citrullinated antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis

December 12, 2019
A strong association was observed between asthma and anti-citrullinated antibody elevation in a cohort of women with rheumatoid arthritis, and this…
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation improves fibromyalgia pain

December 12, 2019
Four weeks of active transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, can significantly improve pain triggered by movement and other clinical…
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Naproxen better first-line gout option than colchicine in primary care

December 11, 2019
Although there is no significant difference between naproxen and low-dose colchicine in terms of improvements in pain intensity among patients with…
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Job dissatisfaction greater predictor of sick leave than fibromyalgia disease factors

December 11, 2019
Among women with fibromyalgia, commute time, work difficulties, limited career progression, repetition and a lack of recognition are all greater…
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Health care utilization, corticosteroid use higher in patients with asthma, allergic granulomatosis

December 10, 2019
A need exists for treatments for specific eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis and medications to control symptoms and improve outcomes in…
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News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…