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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Innovative clinical trial designs, therapies for refractory disease top unmet needs in rheumatology

December 10, 2019
New treatments and trial designs, particularly focused on patients with refractory disease, remain among the top unmet needs in rheumatology in 2019…
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Health-related QoL less impacted in radiographic vs. nonradiographic axial SpA

December 9, 2019
Radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, or axSpA appears to have less impact on patient-reported outcome measures than the nonradiographic form of the…
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IL-12/23 inhibitors linked to lower infection risk than TNF, IL-17 inhibitors in PsA, psoriasis

December 9, 2019
Patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis who are newly treated with IL-12/23 blockers demonstrated a reduced risk for serious infection…
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RA increases risk for CV disease, sleep apnea, venous thromboembolism

December 5, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes and venous thromboembolism have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, which in turn…
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ACR, EULAR release first classification criteria for IgG4

December 4, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology and EULAR have officially released the first classification criteria for IgG4-related disease, emphasizing…
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ILD affects systemic sclerosis outcomes

December 4, 2019
The presence of interstitial lung disease at systemic sclerosis diagnosis appears to affect disease outcomes, with data indicating that even mild…
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Apremilast reduces number of Behçet's-related oral ulcers

December 4, 2019
Treatment with apremilast resulted in a greater reduction in the number of oral ulcers related to Behçet’s syndrome, compared with placebo, but…
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Risk for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases 5-times higher in psoriasis

December 3, 2019
Among a large cohort of patients with psoriasis, researchers found around 20% had an immune-mediated inflammatory disease develop before psoriasis…
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Symptoms, imaging abnormalities differ in patients with TAK, GCA

December 3, 2019
Among patients with Takayasu’s and giant cell arteritis, certain symptoms, such as carotidynia, are more closely associated with vascular…
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EULAR: Immunosuppressant use only to spare steroids in Sjögren’s syndrome

December 2, 2019
Rheumatologists treating patients with systemic Sjögren’s syndrome should tailor their therapies to organ-specific severity, with…