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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Giant cell arteritis incidence similar among black, white patients

August 20, 2019
Contrary to widespread belief that biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis is comparatively rare among black patients, researchers found the condition…
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Older maternal age linked to adverse outcomes in Kawasaki disease

August 19, 2019
A maternal age of 32 years or older is significantly associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including the formation of coronary artery lesions…
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‘Building blocks’ model significantly decreases opioid prescriptions

August 16, 2019
A model that researchers dubbed “Six Building Blocks” led to significant decreases in the proportion of patients on high-dose opioids and…
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NSAIDs may contribute to OA and cardiovascular disease link

August 15, 2019
According to recently published results, NSAID use may contribute to the link between osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease. “NSAIDs are…
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Patients report only 38% of GPs adhere to quality indicators for OA

August 14, 2019
A survey of patients with nonsurgical knee osteoarthritis found that just 38% of general practitioners adhere to process indicators, particularly…
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Pediatric rheumatologists vary on drug tapering decisions for JIA

August 13, 2019
Although most pediatric rheumatologists agree with published consensus treatment plans – and with each other regarding tapering steroids…
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Trust in physician critical to drug adherence in RA, gout, osteoporosis

August 12, 2019
Medication adherence for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis was heavily influenced by the degree of trust patients had in…
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Five-year rate for joint surgery in PsA twice as high as general population

August 7, 2019
A patient diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at 18 to 40 years of age carries a greater risk for joint surgery than someone aged 60 years or older in…
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Rheumatic drug adherence higher among users of traditional Chinese medicine

August 6, 2019
The use of traditional Chinese medicine among Chinese American patients with rheumatic diseases is associated with a higher adherence to prescribed…
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Poverty fails to explain racial disparities in total knee replacement

August 6, 2019
Poverty does not increase the risk for total knee replacement failure or revision among black or white patients, and fails to explain observed racial…