Two recent studies examined the durability and persistence of biologic agents in patients with psoriasis (PSO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and while some differences were noted overall persistence was low 3 years later.Read Article
Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP) is integral to the diagnosis and management of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients; a recent analysis suggests that RP should be characterized based on color change and the presence of other symptoms to know whether RP portends more serious manifestations.Read Article
This RheumNow Live 2022 session features highlights from lectures on Spondyloarthritis.
- Microbiome in Spondyloathritis - Jose Scher, MD
- Axial Psoriatic Arthritis - Philip Mease, MD
- Juvenile Spondyloathritis - Pamela Weiss, MD
Data from Olmstead county, MN over the past four decades shows that the incidence and prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is increasing.
SLE was diagnosed using the EULAR/ACR criteria and looked at patients seen between 1976–2018.
They identified a totalRead Article
Crowson and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic have shown that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have a higher prevalence of multimorbidity with as many as 44 different morbidities of interest in RA.
This population-based study examined prevalent RA as of January 2015 and sought toRead Article
Science Translational Medicine has published results of a Canadian study of low back pain (LBP) suggests that pain control by anti-inflammatory treatments might have negative effects on pain duration and may be counterproductive for long-term pain outcomes.Read Article
UCB announced they have received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Biologics License Application (BLA) for bimekizumab for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PSO).Read Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Bad news for digitial ulcers in Systemic sclerosis, Readmissions in Lupus and Thrombocytopenia in APL patients.
Risk factors for readmission among 132,400 #SLE hospitalizatiions included
Join medical resident Siobhan Deshauer, MD, as she visits three hospitals for inpatient rheumatology. Watch the video or read the partial transcript below. Siobhan Deshauer, MD, is an internal medicine resident inRead Article
Observational research presented at the British Society for Rheumatology meeting suggest that, based on the COVID-19 pandemic experience, reduced frequency of routine lab monitoring in patients receiving weekly methotrexate therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was not associated with anRead Article
A crowd sourced, WikiGuidelines approach to clinical treatment guideline development for pyogenic osteomyelitis yielded 7 important clinical questions, 2 clear treatment recommendations and 5 topic reviews to inform future treatment or investigations.
Some clinical scenarios may beRead Article
A 2-year safety study of bimekizumab, the dual IL-17A/F inhibitor, plaque psoriasis patients showed bimekizumab (BMK), to be effective, well tolerated, with no new safety concerns other than a modest risk of oral candidiasis.Read Article
The ASCORE (Abatacept SubCutaneOus in Routine clinical practicE) study evaluated efficacy, safety, and drug retention (durability) of abatacept (ABA) moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and found consistently better ABA durability in those who were seropositive.
The studyRead Article
You’ve scheduled an appointment with your medical provider - how do you make the most of it? We've gathered these tips and suggestions to share with patients.Read Article
Prevention of knee and hip osteoarthritis would obviate considerable disability and future surgery. We may be one step closer according to a prospective European GWAS study showing polygenic risk scores (PRSs) significantly associated with higher risks for knee and hip OA joint replacementRead Article
Previously quoted average delay in diagnosing axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) may be improving as a recent UK study shows the mean average time to diagnosis in two different NHS trusts was between five and six years.
The diagnostic delay in axSpA has been attributed to a slowerRead Article
Analysis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register shows that, even after failing three or more biologic or targeted synthetic DMARDs (b/tsDMARDs), patients may continue to benefit from repeated trials of unused b/tsDMARDs.Read Article
A population based trial has shown that allopurinol use dose escalation and achieving target uric acid levels (with allopurinol), was not associated with increased mortality in patients with gout and concurrent CKD
To examine the relation of allopurinol initiation, allopurinol doseRead Article
Disability claims in the U.S. related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were just as common in 2015 as in 1999, a government researcher found, against expectations that the advent of biologic therapy would have led to a steady decrease.
Over that 17-year period, rates of MedicareRead Article
Abbvie has announced the US Food and Drug Administration has approved upadacitinib (Rinvoq or UPA) for use in adults with active ankylosing spondylitis, who have not responded or been intolerant of one or more TNF blockers. The recommended dose is 15 mg per day.Read Article
While tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) have been shown to alter/retard X-ray outcomes in peripheral inflammatory arthritis, the inhibitor effects of TNFi on axial skeletal progression in spondylitis has been difficult to prove, owing to difficulties in study design, identifying bestRead Article
Playback now available! Watch our Tuesday Nite Rheumatology, held April 26th, 2022, which featured a Journal Club panel discussion about two important studies.Read Article
It's not a simple matter to prescribe tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), at least those with insurance, a single-center study found.
Among 54 patients seen at Boston Children's Hospital for newly diagnosed JIA in 2018-2019,Read Article
Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports the results of a retrospective, cross-sectional of patients with HFE hemochromatosis showing that advanced hepatic fibrosis is primarily seen in those with arthritis due to HFE hemochromatosis.
A total of 112 patients with a liver biopsy confirmedRead Article
Putman et al has reported vaccine survey results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (C19-GRA) in Lancet Rheumatology showing the uptake and vaccine hesitancy among people with rheumatic diseases (RMD).
Survey data from 7005 vaccinated and unvaccinated, adult RMD respondents from 102