Lana Pine is the editor of HCPLive Rheumatology. She is an experienced editor and technical writer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and publishing industries. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, listening to podcasts, and drawing. She can be reached via email at LPine@mjhlifesciences.com.
Methotrexate Break Prevents Impairment of Variant Neutralization After COVID-19 Booster DoseOctober 12th 2022
The neutralizing serum activity against variants in patients receiving methotrexate only increased 20-23-fold after booster vaccination, while the serum activity in those in the non-immunosuppressed group increased 67-73-fold.
Real-World Findings Support Increased Pegloticase and Immunomodulation Co-Therapy Response Rates in GoutOctober 5th 2022
“Importantly, several different immunomodulation agents may be effective for increasing treatment response rates and seem well tolerated by patients with uncontrolled gout."
COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Patients with SLE Comparable to Matched ControlsOctober 4th 2022
"Surveys of patients with SLE and other autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic diseases have identified vaccine hesitancy in up to 50% of patients, which may be related to concerns about side effects, potential disease flares, or lack of data among patients with SLE.”
Non-Pharmacological Therapies may Provide Alternative Treatment Options in FibromyalgiaSeptember 29th 2022
The 3-stage Delphi exercise used the expertise of medical and health care professionals with experience in treating patients with fibromyalgia. Treatment recommendations included exercise, education, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and mind-body exercises.
Survey Addresses Concerns Regarding Reproductive Healthcare Communication in Women with RA, PsASeptember 29th 2022
Although the proportion of women treated with biologics continues to grow, data on treatment recommendations among both physicians and female patients of childbearing age remain limited.
Mycophenolic Acid Treatment Not Associated with More Severe COVID-19 InfectionSeptember 28th 2022
Throughout the pandemic, rheumatologists have been concerned that their patients may be at risk of developing more severe forms of the COVID-19 disease as a result of their rheumatic disease or treatment.
Fatigue May Artificially Increase Disease Activity Scores in LupusSeptember 21st 2022
Fatigue, a highly multifactorial manifestation of lupus, can be related to disease activity or independent of the disease itself. Investigators determined whether fatigue could be a significant confounder of Physician Global Assessment ratings.
Yoga Program Improves Physical Function in Patients with Knee OsteoarthritisSeptember 21st 2022
"Online interventions have the potential to reach a wide audience, allowing exercise to be undertaken from the comfort and convenience of home and thereby overcoming some of the barriers to exercise reported in the osteoarthritis population.”