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Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Reduction in Autoimmune Disease

Jan 28, 2022

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplementation, with or without omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, is associated with a significant reduction in the incidence of autoimmune dis...

Living With Gout: A Qualitative Grounded Theory Approach to a Study of Men With Chronic Gout

Jan 27, 2022

Gout is frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated, resulting in considerable impairment. There is a scarcity of information on the lived experience of gout and the hurdles to successful urate-lowering me...

In Chronic Gout, A Radiographic Damage Index Validated

Jan 27, 2022

For a study, researchers aimed to find a reliable way to assess radiographic damage in chronic gout patients. A gold standard rheumatologist consensus global score was comparable to renowned scoring t...

The Safety And Efficacy Of Febuxostat Comparable to Allopurinol in Chronic Gout: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

Jan 27, 2022

For a study, researchers wanted to assess the safety and efficacy of febuxostat versus allopurinol in the treatment of chronic gout. For the treatment of chronic gout, the researchers conducted a comp...

An Open, Randomized, Actively Controlled Research Was Conducted To Treat Chronic Gout in Patients With Renal Function Impairment

Jan 27, 2022

In patients with chronic renal failure, treating gout and hyperuricemia might be problematic. There is no study comparing the efficacy of allopurinol, the most commonly used drug, and the uricosuric b...

Chronic Gout Treatment: Is it Possible To Predict When Urate Levels Have Decreased Enough To Prevent Gout Attacks?

Jan 27, 2022

For a study, researchers wanted to determine if lowering serum uric acid (SUA) concentrations below 6 mg/dl or lowering SUA for a more extended period will result in urate crystal depletion in the kne...

Fatigue Common Even With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jan 27, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Fatigue is prevalent and persistent in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 27 in Rheumatology.Onosi Sylvia Ifesemen, ...

Allopurinol Not Tied to Higher Mortality for Patients With Gout and CKD

Jan 27, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with gout and chronic kidney disease (CKD), no associations with increased mortality were seen for allopurinol initiation, achieving target seru...

Allopurinol Not Tied to Higher Mortality for Patients With Gout and CKD

Jan 27, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with gout and chronic kidney disease (CKD), no associations with increased mortality were seen for allopurinol initiation, achieving target seru...

Skyrizi Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

Jan 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa) to treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis, the ...

Skyrizi Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

Jan 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa) to treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis, the ...

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Jan 25, 2022

MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Black patients are more likely than White patients to have at least one negative descriptor in the history and physical notes of their electronic health recor...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Related Factors in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

Jan 25, 2022

Nutritional status and drugs may cause cobalamin (Vit B12) deficiency in people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) gastrointestinal (GI) involvement. Researchers wanted to find out how common and what caus...

Fibromyalgia: Perceptions and Management

Jan 25, 2022

For a study, researchers wanted to investigate the management techniques and attitudes of Canadian rheumatologists regarding fibromyalgia, as well as their compliance with guideline recommendations. R...

The Influence of the Neuropathic Pain Component in Axial Spondyloarthritis on Disease Burden

Jan 25, 2022

Patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and radiographic axSpA/ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have similar disease burdens; however, the potential significance of pain features,...

Complementary Assessment of the Patient Index Data 3 Score and Psoriasis Quality of Life

Jan 25, 2022

Psoriasis Quality of Life (PQoL-12) is a validated composite instrument for measuring psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis patients' quality of life (QoL) (PsA). For rheumatoid arthritis, the Routi...

The SIMPLE Index for Lupus Disease Activity has been validated

Jan 25, 2022

Rheumatologists and primary care physicians may be more likely to utilize an uncomplicated, rapid method for assessing disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus if it requires little training o...

Adipocytokine Levels and Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence in a Psoriatic Arthritis Cohort

Jan 25, 2022

For a study, researchers wanted to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients in a Mediterranean community using the most recent criteria, as well as its...

Is it Possible to Conduct a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Arthrocentesis in a Flexed Knee?

Jan 25, 2022

For a study, researchers wanted to see if extended or flexed knee placement was better for arthrocentesis and if flexed knee positioning could be enhanced using mechanical compression. In a quality im...

The Thickness of the Intima-Media of the Carotid Arteries and Their Lipid Profile in Children With Kawasaki Disease

Jan 25, 2022

For a study, it was determined that Kawasaki disease (KD) had a proclivity to involve coronary arteries, which resulted in a variety of long-term cardiovascular complications. Children with KD were at...