Rheumatology Network's Top 5: September 24, 2022


Take 5 minutes to catch up on Rheumatology Network's highlights from the week ending September 24, 2022.

CLEC2B and Ferroptosis: The Link Between Psoriatic Arthritis and High Cancer Risk?

CLEC2B, a key gene linked to ferroptosis regulators in psoriatic arthritis, is differentially expressed in a variety of cancers and is associated with immune cell infiltration as well as immune checkpoints.

Yoga Program Improves Physical Function in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

"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.”

Patients with Severe Lupus Achieve Remission with Anti-CD19 CAR T Cell Therapy

The highly encouraging results of the small study may lead to a new therapeutic approach in lupus. However, long-term safety and efficacy need to be evaluated in a larger cohort.

Fatigue May Artificially Increase Disease Activity Scores in Lupus

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.

Rheumatology Research Foundation to Award Grant to Clinical Practice Rheumatologist

The Rheumatology Research Foundation has recently announced a grant, called the Community Practice Innovation Award, which focuses on supporting rheumatology practitioners to conduct their crucial, and potentially life-changing, research.

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