Rheumatology

UK Biobank Study Finds Elevated Risk of Death From COVID-19 in Those With RA

April 17th 2021, 2:50pm

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Researchers did not find an association in people who had gout.

Understanding the Risk of MGUS Progression to MM in Patients with Rheumatologic Diseases

April 10th 2021, 4:45pm

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The risk for patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance developing multiple myeloma is double if they have a specific category of rheumatic diseases compared with those without the diseases.

Assessing the Pandemic’s Impact on DMARD Use Among Patients With RA

April 9th 2021, 7:45pm

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COVID-19 led many patients to change their use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in the pandemic’s initial months, with or without physician guidance.

Behçet Disease Linked With Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, Study Says

April 3rd 2021, 6:30pm

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Behçet disease (BD), a rare systemic inflammatory disease, is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Study Examines Links Around Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease, Cancer

April 3rd 2021, 1:15am

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In patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD), the presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) indicates an increased risk of cancer.

Senate Bill Seeks to Limit Use of Step Therapy in Employer Health Plans

March 27th 2021, 10:45am

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The bipartisan bill spells out 5 step therapy exemptions for patients by amending the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Cigna Dangles $500 to Persuade Patients to Switch Psoriasis Drugs

March 26th 2021, 9:58pm

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As the first quarter of 2021 ends, patients choosing to keep using secukinumab may be offered an inducement to switch to another biologic, ixekizumab.

Nail Psoriasis Needs Common Diagnosis, Assessment Standards, Review Says

March 19th 2021, 11:00am

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There is a lack of standards for diagnosing and treating nail psoriasis, a situation needing attention because the condition is often a precursor to psoriatic arthritis.

Dementia Tied to Most Common Form of Lupus, Study Finds

March 17th 2021, 5:00pm

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While an association was found between dementia and the most common form of lupus, links to other autoimmune diseases—rheumatic arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and Behcet’s disease—were not found.

HRQoL in Plaque Psoriasis Improves With Biologics, Review Says

March 13th 2021, 6:15pm

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Five biologics used in the treatment of adult patients with plaque psoriasis have been found to improve health-related quality of life.