The HCPLive Rheumatology condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and insights on rheumatologic disease. This page consists of interviews, articles, podcasts, and videos on the research, treatment and development of therapies for arthritis, gout, nr-AxSpA, and more.
May 31st 2023
An analysis of patient data from Sweden and Norway detail the impact of achieving remission with methotrexate or TNF inhibitors on risk of acute coronary syndrome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Study Offers Overview of Features, Outcomes, Treatment for Immune-Mediated Necrotizing MyopathyMay 8th 2023
A study leveraging DoD data provides a comprehensive overview of clinical features, treatment choices, and outcomes of patients with immune mediated necrotizing myopathy relative to those of patients with other idiopathy inflammatory myopathies.
RAIL Score Provides Useful, Noninvasive Biomarker for Renal Disease ActivityMay 7th 2023
An analysis of data obtained from urine samples in the MUSE and TULIP-1 trial sheds new light on the clinical utility of the RAIL score for identifying disease activity and treatment responders in SLE patients with and without lupus nephritis, respectively
Study Underlines Potential of IL-6 Inhibitors for Polymyalgia RheumaticaMay 7th 2023
An analysis of Medcare claims data offers clinicians an overview or the effectiveness of sarilumab and tocilizumab in second- and third-line polymyalgia rheumatica treatments relative to conventional immunomodulators, such as methotrexate or azathioprine.
CCR East: Study Offers Overview of Pregnancy Outcomes in Takayasu ArteritisMay 7th 2023
An analysis of data from the National Inpatient Sample offers an overview of risk for adverse delivery outcomes associated with Takayasu arteritis among a real-world cohort of US-based patients.
Vitamin D Levels Can Influence Risk of Miscarriage, Premature Delivery in Women with LupusMay 6th 2023
An analysis of more than 250 pregnancies among women with SLE from the Hopkins Lupus Cohort provides insight into risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes based on serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels using real-world data.
Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis Linked to Doubling in Risk of Mortality in Heart Failure PatientsMay 6th 2023
An analysis of the National Inpatient Sample offers a deep dive into the risk of adverse outcomes associated with presence of polymyositis or dermatomyositis among patients with congestive heart failure.
Renal Biopsy Data Supports Long-Term Voclosporin Use for Lupus NephritisMay 5th 2023
Data from an analysis of kidney biopsies from the AURORA 2 trial presented at CCR East 2023 offer new insight into the long-term histological impact of voclosporin use on renal function in patients with lupus nephritis.
Match Day's Hidden Crisis: Pediatric Rheumatology Struggling to Meet PaceMarch 17th 2023
Often overlooked and underfunded, as well as being underpaid compared to internal medicine, it is difficult to convince prospective medical students, many of whom already have substantial debt, to choose a career in pediatric rheumatology.
Is PJP Prophylaxis Indicated in Patients With Giant Cell Arteritis or Polymyalgia Rheumatica?March 12th 2023
Results of a recent study showed that the risk of pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is low in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), therefore discouraging the routine prescribing of PJP prophylaxis for this patient population.
Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors Safely, Effectively Treat Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisMarch 1st 2023
Results of a recent review showed that adalimumab, etanercept, golimumab, and infliximab are effective and well-tolerated treatments options for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Better Self-Efficacy Linked to Better Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With SLEFebruary 27th 2023
Multivariable models indicated that improvements in the physical component score and mental component score could be predicted by better self-efficacy scores in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Serological Screening Recommended for Patients With JIA and a Family History of Thyroid DiseaseFebruary 27th 2023
Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis were at a greater risk of developing autoimmune thyroid disease if they were female, reported ANA and/or RF positivity, and a family history of thyroid disease.