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Articles By Ian Bruce, MD, FRCP


Pregnancy and Contraception in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

A number of abstracts at this year’s ACR in Chicago highlighted issues around pregnancy and contraception advice in routine clinical practice.

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Health Economics of SLE

A number of presentations over the past few days have addressed the health economics of SLE.

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Two Lupus Studies

In this session we were given new data on ustekinumab for SLE (

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SLE Clinical Trial Design and Outcome Measures

Clinical trials remain a challenge in SLE and a number of outcome measures have been used with varying success.Two abstracts in this session sought to address novel ways to assess responses in SLE trials.

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RA and Cardiac Co-Morbidities

We know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in RA and that traditional risk factors do not fully account for increased risk.

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