Results from the largest prospective study of rituximab use in patients with relapsing ANCA-associated vasculitis show that 91.2% of participants achieved remission.
Sarilumab administered every 2 weeks is associated with similar improvements in physical function in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, compared with adalimumab.
The researchers examined the feasibility and medical economics benefit of online consultation based on Smart System of Disease Management by rheumatologists.
Biologics suppress the immune system and as such, there remains concerns that these medications could increase the risk of a second cancer diagnosis.
A total of 462 patients with lupus erythematosus (SLE) completed the questionnaires that formed the basis of the analysis.
The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases was assessed and found to include 11,002 RA patients, these were then followed for a median of 5.4 years.
Results of the multivariate analysis demonstrated that caffeine intake was associated with hip fractures (P=0.01) and decreased femoral neck BMD (P=0.05) in women over 50 years.
In this phase 2 clinical trial, 455 adults with Kellgren-Lawrence grades 2 to 3 knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to a single injection of SM04690 or placebo.
In this post hoc analysis, researchers explored whether anemia was a predictor of radiographic progression in patients with RA who were treated with tofacitinib.