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Articles By Richard Conway, MBBChBAO, PhD

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The Influence of Obesity on Choice of Biologic Agent in Rheumatoid Arthritis

07 November 2021

In rheumatoid arthritis we have a wide range of options available to us when we progress to a biologic treatment option. We have little to differentiate between these agents based on the clinical trials.

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Novel treatment options for Giant Cell Arteritis

06 November 2021

Giant cell arteritis is associated with significant treatment related morbidity due to the dependence on glucocorticoids as a treatment option. After sixty years of therapeutic stagnation, these are exciting times in the management of GCA. At this year's ACR Convergence meeting, encouraging data will be presented on options for GCA.

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RA ILD: Stepping out of the shadows

Despite being relatively common and frequently severe, RA-ILD has been a neglected area of research and indeed of clinical management in RA. In recent years we finally seem to have started making some progress in this area and this momentum has continued with a several interesting abstracts at EULAR 2021. Here are four selected for review.

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Turning the Corner on CV Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cardiovascular (CV) disease remains the leading cause of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A number of studies progressed our knowledge in the session Rheumatoid arthritis - comorbidity and clinical aspects – I on Thursday at EULAR 2021.

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The tantalising prospect of glucocorticoid-free treatments for systemic vasculitis

30 November 2020

Glucocorticoids are a highly effective treatment in systemic vasculitis but are also a significant cause of long-term harm in the form of treatment related adverse events.

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The folly of dietary restriction in contemporary gout?

19 November 2020

Gout has historically been considered a disease of the financially rich, rich in diet, and rich in alcohol.

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