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Rheumatology General

Lupus Nephritis Treatment in cSLE with EuroLupus CYC Dosing in North America

Jul 28, 2022

Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is associated with a greater prevalence of lupus nephritis (LN) than adult-onset SLE, necessitating extensive immunosuppression. For a study, resear...

A Distinct Plasma Microbiome But Not Gut Microbiome in SLE Vs. Healthy Patients

Jul 28, 2022

Machine learning was used to evaluate the blood microbiome of cancer patients. Researchers wanted to see if the plasma microbiome reflected the microbial population in the stomach in patients with sys...

Central Obesity in Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA)

Jul 28, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the prevalence of central obesity in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and its impact on disease-related outcomes, as well as how this varies by gender. The ...

Open Access Impacts of Tofacitinib on ACR Response Criteria Components

Jul 28, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess how tofacitinib (TOF) affects rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients' responses to the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) response criteria. RA phase III...

The Long-Term Safety of Oral Anticoagulants Therapy in Joint Injections and Aspirations

Jul 18, 2022

A clinical quandary arises when doing joint aspirations and injections on patients who are on long-term oral anticoagulants. For a study, researchers sought to determine the safety of performing joint...

Vasculitis in Sarcoidosis Patients

Jul 18, 2022

Vasculitis in sarcoidosis patients is uncommon and can affect any size blood artery. There was little information known about this organization. A single-institution medical records review research...

Clinical Characteristics of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Among African Americans

Jul 18, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the clinical aspects of African American (AA) and White individuals with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). It was a chart analysis of cases from January ...

Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index

Jul 18, 2022

Although the use of telemedicine has been debated for decades, it has taken on unparalleled relevance during the COVID-19 epidemic. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index (RADAI) is a self-ad...

Tuberculosis of Musculoskeletal Organs

Jul 18, 2022

Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) is uncommon. For a study, researchers sought to report on the diagnostic method and treatment of skeletal tuberculosis. All adult patients hospitalized with microbiologic...

Factors Affecting Response to Anakinra in Crystalline Arthritis Flares

Jul 18, 2022

Anakinra, which inhibits interleukin 1, has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of crystalline-induced arthritis (CIA) flares. Gout treatment guidelines prescribe it only when first-lin...

Perceived Risk of SARS-CoV-2 at the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jul 18, 2022

For a study in a cohort assembled at the start of the pandemic in New York City, researchers sought to determine whether perspectives about SARS-CoV-2 risks obtained at enrollment were associated with...

Patient-Doctor Relationship Quality: Influencing Factors

Jul 18, 2022

The patient-doctor relationship (PDR) is a complicated phenomenon with significant cultural variables that influences health-related outcomes and, as such, has ethical issues. For a study, researchers...

Unmet Therapeutic Needs Observed for Patients With Lupus

Jun 16, 2022

Unmet therapeutic needs in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is a widespread and serious issue that urgently needs to be addressed Understanding whether patients with systemic lupus er...

Tanezumab in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis

Jun 15, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to define the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index's (WOMAC) meaningful within-patient change (MWPC). In 3 phase III clinical trials of tanezu...

Using FibroScan to Assess the Development of Liver Fibrosis in Arthritis Patients

Jun 15, 2022

Methotrexate (MTX) was frequently the first-line treatment for rheumatic diseases (RDs) due to its inexpensive cost and proven effectiveness in decreasing disease activity. For a study, researchers so...

Association of Impaired Fibrinolysis With Digital Vasculopathy

Jun 15, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate thrombin generation, fibrin formation, structure, and fibrinolytic status in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients about the development of digital ulcers (DUs)...

Reactive Arthritis Before & Subsequent to the COVID-19 Epidemic

Jun 15, 2022

According to the majority of accepted definitions, reactive arthritis (ReA) was a kind of spondyloarthritis (SpA) triggered by an intestinal or urogenital infection. According to a broader definition,...

Care for Homeless Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis

Jun 15, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to discover methods for enhancing care for this distinct patient population. They previously reported 17 homeless patients with inflammatory arthritis (15 with rheumato...

Conference Highlights: EULAR 2022

Jun 07, 2022

New research was presented at EULAR 2022, the European Alliance for Associations for Rheumatology Annual Meeting, from June 1-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and virtually. The features below highlight some...

COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases

May 27, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to give rheumatology clinicians advice on administering COVID-19 vaccinations for rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) patients. A task team of 9 rheumatologis...