Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Rheumatology for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Study Finds Allergic Rhinitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Linked

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There is not a significant association between allergic rhinitis and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a review published online June 15 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.

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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Inhibition of Sclerostin May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Inhibition of sclerostin with romosozumab may increase cardiovascular risk, according to research published in the June 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization Up With Prednisone in Rheumatic Disease

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients with rheumatic disease with COVID-19, glucocorticoids are associated with increased odds of hospitalization, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

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Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Safety climate perceptions are associated with care practitioner-reported stress and job satisfaction, according to a study published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads, a federal appeals court says.

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Risk Factors for Suicide ID’d in Health Care Professionals

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.

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Skin Psoriasis, Somatic Comorbidity Up Psychiatric Illness

MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Skin psoriasis and somatic comorbidity are associated with onset of psychiatric illness (PI), according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Pneumonia Risk Down With Nitrogen-Containing Bisphosphonates

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients with hip fracture, receipt of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) is associated with a lower risk for pneumonia and pneumonia mortality, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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One-Third of Lupus Patients Have Trouble Refilling Hydroxychloroquine

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of patients with lupus have experienced significant issues filling their hydroxychloroquine prescription during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a survey released May 28 by the Lupus Research Alliance.

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Long-Term Rituximab May Aid in Antibody-Associated Vasculitis

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), extended therapy with rituximab is associated with a reduced incidence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) relapse, according to a study published online June 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Dextrose Injections Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) injections are a safe and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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