Tuesday, 21 May 2019

News

RheumNowLive On Demand: The History of Steroids - Dr. Eric Matteson

A clip from RheumNow Live On Demand. You can access the full library of content from the meeting.

RheumNowLive On Demand: MTX Impact in RA - Dr. Michael Weinblatt

A clip from RheumNow Live On Demand. You can access the full library of content from the meeting.

RheumNowLive On Demand: Pre-Clinical RA - Dr. Michael Holers

A clip from RheumNow Live On Demand. You can access the full library of content from the meeting.

RheumNowLive On Demand: Infection Prevention and Management with Newer Agents - Jack Cush, MD

A clip from RheumNow Live On Demand. You can access the full library of content from the meeting.

RheumNow Podcast – Loretta Lynn Arthritis (3.29.19)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.

FDA Approves Cimzia for Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection for treatment of adults with a certain type of inflammatory arthritis called non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), with objective signs of inflammation. This is the first time that the FDA has approved a treatment for nr-axSpA.

For RA With COPD, Abatacept is Safe

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who also had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had no increased risk of serious respiratory complications when treated with abatacept (Orencia), a large claims-based analysis found.

Ups and Downs with Abatacept

Two recent studies have examined the effect of starting abatacept upon the risk of serious hospitalized infections or cancer, showing divergent results from claims data analyses.

Guidelines for Osteoporosis Management in Postmenopausal Women

New guidelines on the  "Pharmacologic Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women," were presented March 25 at ENDO 2019 - The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and simultaneously published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 

Acute Problems Associated With Cannabis Use

An observational study published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that emergency department (ED) visits attributable to inhaled cannabis are more frequent than those attributable to edible cannabis, although the latter is associated with more acute psychiatric visits and more ED visits than expected.

Presenting Features of Early SLE

What clinical features best identify early systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients from mimics?  A multicenter, multinational study aimed to evaluate manifestations at disease onset and to compare early SLE manifestations to those of diseases mimicking SLE.

Artificial Intelligence to Predict Rheumatoid Disease Activity

A recent study in JAMA Network Open shows that artificial intelligence models can use electronic health record data to prognosticate future patient outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).