Doctor Visits, Complex Cases and Good OutcomesJuly 1st 2020
All good relationships are built on solid foundations, including the doctor-patient relationship. In this interview with Dr. Candace Feldman, M.D., MPH, ScD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, we explore factors that may impinge good outcomes for lupus patients.
Vaccinate in Pediatric Rheumatology, but Pass on COVID-19 Antibody TestJune 30th 2020
In a guidance recently issued for pediatric rheumatic disease patients, the American College of Rheumatology stresses the importance of continuing vaccinations, but forgoing antibody testing for COVID-19--at least for now.
Rheumatology News Roundup: Is it axSpA or fibromyalgia?June 19th 2020
In this week's news roundup from Rheumatology Network, we feature a series of studies that focus on new treatments for rheumatic disease. We also highlight the newly approved secukinumab (Cosentyx, Novartis) for active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Today, we feature a discussion with Dr. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty and Kelly Gavigan, the lead researcher on a recent study about the overlap between axSpA and fibromyalgia.
Secukinumab Approved for Active Non-radiographic Axial SpondyloarthritisJune 19th 2020
Secukinumab, an IL-17a inhibitor currently approved in the United States for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.
Psoriatic Arthritis Health Quiz: Is it axial PsA or AS?August 13th 2019
Axial psoriatic arthritis is sometimes confused with ankylosing spondylitis. What are the features that distinguish these conditions from each other? In this quiz, test your knowledge about this and other features of PsA.