ACR 2017

Rituximab Efficacy Investigated for Relapsing ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

November 08, 2017

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 Examined for Effects on Physical Function in RA

November 08, 2017

Sarilumab administered every 2 weeks is associated with similar improvements in physical function in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, compared with adalimumab.

Consultation Via App May Be Cost-Saving for Rheumatology Patients

November 07, 2017

The researchers examined the feasibility and medical economics benefit of online consultation based on Smart System of Disease Management by rheumatologists.

Do Bisphosphonates Benefit Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis?

By November 06, 2017

Bisphosphonates may still benefit patients who display high rates of subchondral bone turnover.

Does Biologic Therapy Up the Risk of Second Malignancy in RA Patients?

By November 06, 2017

Biologics suppress the immune system and as such, there remains concerns that these medications could increase the risk of a second cancer diagnosis.

Increased Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake May Benefit SLE Patients

By November 06, 2017

A total of 462 patients with lupus erythematosus (SLE) completed the questionnaires that formed the basis of the analysis.

Temporary Methotrexate Cessation Ups Flu Vaccine Efficacy in RA Patients

November 06, 2017

Findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking a stable dose of methotrexate

Certain Medications Linked to Increased Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

November 06, 2017

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.

Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk May Be Affected By Caffeine Intake

By November 06, 2017

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.

Time Needed to Reach Goal Explored in Allopurinol-Treated Gout Patients

By November 06, 2017

Gout management guidelines suggest a goal serum urate (sUA) level of <6.0mg/dL.

Differing Views on Switching Biosimilars at ACR 2017

November 06, 2017

The debate highlighted relevant data that should drive the decision to switch to biosimilars.

Certolizumab Pegol May Improve Fatigue in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

By November 05, 2017

Fatigue can severely impact quality of life in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Wnt Pathway Inhibition Alleviates Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

November 05, 2017

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.

Can Anemia Predict Radiographic Progression in Tofacitinib Treated RA Patients?

November 04, 2017

In this post hoc analysis, researchers explored whether anemia was a predictor of radiographic progression in patients with RA who were treated with tofacitinib.

Greater Biologic Response After Second Response Failure to TNFi

November 04, 2017

Researchers assessed whether a second TNFi or BDMA should be given to patients with secondary failure to TNFi.

Adalimumab Long-Term Safety Analyzed

November 04, 2017

Investigators sought to determine the long-term safety of adalimumab use in patients with arthritis and other immune-related diseases.