Healio Rheumatology


The following articles appeared in the print edition of HEALIO RHEUMATOLOGY.

Table of Contents

Fatigue Linked to Activity Impairment in Patients With RA, AS Starting Enbrel

AMA: Opioid Prescriptions Drop 22% Nationally

Opioid Overdose, Death More Likely in Patients Who Use Multiple Prescribers, Pharmacies

More Than 70% of RA Clinic Visits Lack Discussion of Cardiovascular Risk

CMS Releases State-Level Guidance to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Corticosteroid, DMARD Use Increase Skin Cancer Risk in Patients With RA

FDA Warns 53 Websites to Stop Marketing Illegal Opioids

Nearly 40% of Patients Fail to Initiate Prescribed RA Treatment

FDA Commissioner: Greater Efficiencies can Unlock Opportunities Created by Better Science

ACP: Trump’s New Insurance Rule Weakens Patient Protections

Adults With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Distinct From Those With RA

TNF Inhibitor Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Infection Risk in Offspring

Cover Story

Distinguishing ‘Stem Cell Hype’ From Hope in Knee Osteoarthritis

Drug Pipeline

Combination Therapy for Hypertension, Osteoarthritis Receives FDA Approval

FDA Withdraws Biosimilar Draft Guidance Following Public Comments

Sandoz Obtains Positive CHMP Opinion for Humira Biosimilar

FDA Approves Olumiant 2 mg for RA

FDA Approves Rituxan for Pemphigus Vulgaris

FDA Expands Approval of Cimzia for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis


Let’s Talk About Empathy in Rheumatology

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 64-Year-Old Man with Painful Knee Osteoarthritis Who Does Not Want a Total Knee Arthroplasty


Biosimilar Barriers Persist Despite Billions in Potential Cost Savings: Who is Benefitting?

Experts say Lawsuit Challenging Affordable Care Act Could Kill It

Guest Editorial

Interchangeable Biologics as Safe, Efficacious as Non-Interchangeable Biosimilars

In the Journals

Remission Induction Less Common With Glucocorticoid Monotherapy in IgG4-related Disease

Sleeplessness Linked to Less Exercise in Patients With Knee OA

MPO-ANCA a Useful Predictor of ANCA-associated Vasculitis Relapse

Point-of-care Uric Acid Meter Reasonably Comparable to Lab Assay

Increased Physician Supervision Does Not Reduce Medical Errors

One-third of Arthroplasty Recipients Fail to Exercise Weekly

Illness Perception Influences Back Pain Severity, QoL in Suspected Spondyloarthritis

One-third of Patients Switch, End DMARDs After Cardiovascular Event

Fat Pad Tissue, Physiological Vascularity Added to OMERACT Ultrasound Healthy Joint Features

Ethnicity, Hypertension Predict Gout Risk, Unexplained by Urate Level

Baseline Assessment Can Predict Long-term JIA Outcomes

Alternate Psoriasis Severity Index Effectively Assesses Disease Activity in Cimzia-treated PsA

Meeting News

Stem Cell Transplant, Rituxan Hold ‘Tremendous Promise’ for ILD With Systemic Sclerosis

Joint Replacement Rates Declined More Than Half Among RA Patients

‘Big Data’ May Bring Health Care Disruption to Rheumatology

Lupus Nephritis in First Year of SLE Predicts ‘Absolute Worst’ for Patient

Siblings of Patients With RA Share Increased Risk for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patients With AS Have 59% Increased Risk for Deliberate Self-harm

RA Mortality Rising Despite Decline for Other Rheumatologic Diseases

Rheumatologist, Dermatologist Collaboration Key to Identify Early PsA

Actemra, TNF Inhibitors Yield Similar Malignancy Risk in Patients With RA

Romosozumab at Forefront of ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Osteoporosis Therapy

Questions Persist for 400% Increase in Hospitalizations Among Gout Patients

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Linked to Increased Hospital Deaths in Still’s Disease

Gout Linked to 17% Higher Risk for Dementia in Elderly

VIDEO: Youth Rheumatology Forum Provides ‘Key’ Venue for Trainees

Nearly 30% of Patients With SLE Have Statin Prescription

Favorable Pregnancy Outcomes Possible in Most Young Women With SLE

VIDEO: RNA Blood Test May Aid in Reducing Diagnostic Error for Fibromyalgia

TNF Inhibitors May Reduce Total Hip Replacement in Older Patients With RA

VIDEO: Cimzia Data Provide ‘Reassuring’ Pregnancy Outcomes for Rheumatic Disease, IBD

IgG4 Serum Insufficient to Diagnose IgG4-related Disease

Hospital Costs for MI Significantly Higher for Patients With PsA

VIDEO: Patients With RA ‘Highly Deferential’ to Rheumatologists for Treatment Escalation

Q&A With Healio Rheumatology

Chronic Diseases Account for More Than 20% of Cancer Risk

Trend Watch

HHS: Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan Dramatically Changes Rebates, Medicare, Other Programs

AMA Opposes CVS-Aetna Merger

ACR Releases Position Statement on Pharmacovigilance

‘Right to Try’ May Undo Efforts on Patient Safety

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Autoimmune Disease in Teen Girls

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Rarely Influence Prescribing Patterns in ED