Rheumatology

ACR Survey Reveals Patients Struggle to Maintain Access to Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 18, 2020

A survey from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) revealed that patients with rheumatic diseases are struggling to get access to health care treatment.

Secukinumab Improves Certain PROs Equally in Patients With Early and Established PsA

September 16, 2020

Both patients with early and established psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have similar improvements in general health and mental well-being after treatment with secukinumab.

Precision Medicine Could Yield Significant Cost Savings in RA Treatment

September 11, 2020

A decision-analytic model could save more than $7 million in overall ineffective health care costs per 1000 patients by predicting which patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will have an inadequate response to anti–tumor necrosis factor therapies.

Mediterranean Diet May Prevent RA in Current or Previous Smokers

September 10, 2020

The Mediterranean diet, which is known to have health benefits, may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in current or previous smokers, according to new research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

The Role of Comorbidities on Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis

September 03, 2020

Comorbidities can have an impact on the main disease domains for patients with psoriatic arthritis. For each additional comorbidity a patient has, their disease activity score increases.

Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With Transition From Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis

September 01, 2020

It may be possible to modify some lifestyle and environmental factors to reduce the risk of patients transitioning from psoriasis to psoriatic arthritis.

More CV Risk Factors Associated With Greater Disease Burden in Psoriatic Arthritis

August 28, 2020

Cardiometabolic comorbidities are a considerable burden in patients with psoriatic arthritis, and patients who had a higher number of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors had greater disease activity, according to a study in Medicina.

Disease Burden in Axial Psoriatic Arthritis Differs Significantly by Gender

August 26, 2020

The burden of disease in patients with axial psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can differ significantly between genders, according to a new study published in Modern Rheumatology.

Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis at Risk for Lower Bone Mineral Density, Osteoporosis

August 21, 2020

Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are at a greater risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis, but the associate is the result of secondary factors, such as medication.

What We’re Reading: FDA Rejects Filgotinib; Care Barriers for LGBTQ Youth; Fauci on COVID-19 Vaccination

August 19, 2020

The FDA rejects Gilead’s new drug application for filgotinib; new survey results on mental health care access for LGBTQ youth; Anthony S. Fauci, MD, thinks a mandatory coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination is unlikely.