Rheumatology

Most Patients With RA on Biologic DMARDS Prefer Self-administration

June 16th 2021, 5:30pm

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About one-third of patients prefer in-hospital administration, particularly if they are older or already make frequent visits to the hospital.

Secukinumab Shown to Improve Enthesitis in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 11th 2021, 7:15pm

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Patients with ankylosing spondylitis taking secukinumab saw improvements in enthesitis, and some achieved complete resolution, suggesting the drug could be a viable option for patients intolerant of or unresponsive to other enthesitis-improving medications.

Pair of Studies Show Slide of Heart Failure, Dementia in RA After Entry of Biologics

June 5th 2021, 2:00am

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The studies used population-level data from a county in Minnesota that has served as a national laboratory for health research since the 1960s.

Impact of PsA Magnified When Disease Affects Multiple Areas

May 29th 2021, 3:00pm

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Using a large US database, researchers characterized the impact of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with disease activity in multiple domains vs those with disease activity affecting a single area.

Review Assesses Impact of Methotrexate in Patients With RA

May 26th 2021, 7:20pm

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Methotrexate reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with inflammatory disease but not in the general population.

Rheumatology Rundown: Birth Control Guidance, Gene Therapy, Gout Treatment

May 22nd 2021, 11:45am

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Birth control guidance provided to women taking rheumatoid arthritis therapies is lacking, and other rheumatology news reported across MJH Life Sciences™.

Study: Using Imaging to Predict RA Progression Doesn’t Add Precision to Findings

May 22nd 2021, 12:00am

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Ultrasounds and MRI are both used to monitor inflammation activity in rheumatoid arthritis, but their value in refining future treatment strategies has so far been unknown.

Rheumatology Rundown: Pregnancy and Lupus, Attitudes Toward Exercise, and More

May 15th 2021, 9:15pm

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Some of the latest rheumatology news includes updates on pregnancy, exercise, and treatment for psoriatic arthritis.

Examining Mortality Risk Factors in Ankylosing Spondylitis

May 14th 2021, 8:21pm

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients face a greater risk of mortality, but treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors erases it.

Patients With Refractory Psoriasis Helped by Combination Therapy, Case Study Finds

May 8th 2021, 11:20am

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Using acitretin in combination with secukinumab resulted in nearly complete or total relief for 3 patients with severe psoriasis, according to a case study.