Given its multiple domains, there remains much discussion over the best disease activity scoring method in PsA. The proverbial "holy grail" would be a measure that is quick, intuitive, domain comprehensive and validated.Read Article
RheumNow faculty reporters scoured the Posters and Presentations from virtual EULAR 2021. Several of these are novel enough to be worthy of your consideration. Below is the list of the six most often retweeted abstracts from Day 1.Read Article
EULAR has published evidence-based recommendations on the use of intra-articular therapies (IAT) based on the literature review and recommendations of a multidisciplinary international task force. These IAT recommendations apply to adult patients with peripheral arthropathies.
House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pummeled AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez for raising the price of two widely used drugs and for the company's "legally questionable" tactics to head off competition from biosimilars, despite pulling in healthy profits.
Much of Tuesday's HouseRead Article
RheumNow Live (RNL) for 2021 was held March 20 - 21 in Fort Worth, TX, and now all can partake in the meeting - by video, podcast or by signing up for Tuesday Nite Rheumatology (TNR).
RNL has finished its 3rd year as a hybrid meeting, with the live meeting streamed to hundreds at homeRead Article
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today updated COVID guidance such that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors, can avoid wearing them indoors in most places,Read Article
NSAIDs do not affect COVID outcomes; here we are nearly 16 months into the pandemic, and this is the common sense conclusion of a recent trial published in Lancet Rheumatology.
Early in the pandemic there was an unfounded directive from the French government suggesting that non-Read Article
The predictive value of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) while on biologics is debateable; gastroenterology routinely relies on TDM, while rheumatologists do not. A randomized trial compared TDM to no TDM in patients receiving infliximab for chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (Read Article
An open source, free read from the European Journal of Internal Medicine discusses how uric acid has evolved from the toxic cause of gout and nephrolithiasis and evolved, by way of science, into a pleiotropic recidivist in the evolution of obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, renal disease,Read Article
In the current issue of Annals of Rheumatic Disease, Dr. Peggy Crow honors the life and career of one the great, historic rheumatologists of all time: Dr. Charles Christian. For those interested in the history of rheumatology, mentoring and leadership, this is a good read. For those interestedRead Article
MMWR reports the risk of acquiring an infection with SARS-CoV-2 is reduced 23% to 57% when the middle seat was vacant (compared with full aircraft occupancy).
Recent months have seen a surge in airline traffic; coupled with the removal of open seating policies, these largeRead Article
In the United Kingdom, where it is estimated that chronic pain affects one‑third to one‑half of the population, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has recently released an updated guideline on the management of chronic pain for people aged 16 years and over. ThisRead Article
A survey study from the ArthritisPower PPRN or CreakyJoints database shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic patient care was substantially affected in unforeseen ways.
Data from the ArthritisPower Patient-Powered Research Network and CreakyJoints patient community were gathered byRead Article
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today commended leaders in the United States Senate for introducing the bipartisan Safe Step Act of 2021 (S. 464), new legislation that would place reasonable limits on insurer use of step therapy. This troubling practice requires patients to firstRead Article
In case you missed it, RheumNow Live 2021 delivers what it promises: a good consistent program pack with high energy interactive learning. In the Day 1 learning pods, the audience was given a tour of the new drugs in development for RA. Several noteworthy ones wereRead Article
While rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not known to affect the liver directly, underlying liver disease and treatment-related effects on the liver can often become an obstacle in the management of many RA patients. In his Sunday presentation at RNL2021, Dr. Stanley Cohen detailed many issuesRead Article