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16-07-2018 | Pregnancy | News

TNF inhibitor discontinuation during pregnancy associated with increased flare risk

Women with inflammatory arthritis who discontinue tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy during pregnancy may be at increased risk for flare, researchers report.

Transitioning from pediatric to adult rheumatology care

In this medwireNews podcast, we talk to Editorial Board member Sangeeta Sule about how patients with juvenile arthritis transition from pediatric to adult care, the challenges associated with this transition, and how the process can be improved.

12-06-2018 | Physical activity | View from the clinic | Article

Incorporating exercise in the treatment of lupus and other rheumatic diseases: It's time!

In this piece, Sarah Patterson and Patricia Katz discuss the benefits of exercise, and the barriers to increasing physical activity, in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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16-07-2018 | Pregnancy | News

TNF inhibitor discontinuation during pregnancy associated with increased flare risk

Women with inflammatory arthritis who discontinue tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy during pregnancy may be at increased risk for flare, researchers report.

Source:

J Rheumatol 2018; doi:10.3899/jrheum.171152

13-07-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | News

News in brief

Prolonged tocilizumab treatment needed to suppress GCA inflammation

An analysis of inflammatory markers suggests that patients with giant cell arteritis who are treated with tocilizumab still have subclinical disease activity during early remission, but not after 1 year of treatment.

12-07-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

Biologic DMARD refractory disease quantified in RA patients

At least 6% of patients who have ever received biologic DMARDs for rheumatoid arthritis will experience refractory disease, suggest UK study findings.

Source:

Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213378

11-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Interventions to improve walking ability in OA patients needed

Study results suggest that the youngest patients with osteoarthritis have the greatest impairments in walking ability compared with healthy controls of the same age, and walking disability is significantly associated with arterial stiffness.

Source:

Arthritis Care Res 2018; doi:10.1002/acr.23697

11-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | News

News in brief

SSc more common in UK than previously thought

Results of a nationwide study suggest that the incidence and prevalence of systemic sclerosis in the UK may be higher than previous estimates suggest.

10-07-2018 | Gout | News

Hospitalization associated with increased gout flare risk

Admission to hospital is associated with a 10-fold increased risk for flare among patients with gout, study results suggest.

Source:

J Rheumatol 2018; doi:10.3899/jrheum.171320

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