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18-10-2018 | Infection | Editorial | Article

Vaccination in children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions

In this editorial, the authors discuss the risks of live vaccination in children taking antirheumatic medications and how to manage these, as well as how health authorities can address decreasing vaccination coverage of the general public.

16-10-2018 | Pregnancy | Editorial | Article

Planning and managing pregnancy in lupus patients

Megan Clowse discusses the importance of planning pregnancy in patients with lupus to avoid high-risk pregnancy, and outlines strategies to manage active lupus during pregnancy.

12-10-2018 | Gout | Highlight | News

Substantial role for diet in gout refuted

A meta-analysis published in The BMJ suggests that diet only explains a small proportion of variation in serum uric acid levels, with genetic variation making a much larger contribution to hyperuricemia risk.

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18-10-2018 | Microbiome | Editorial | Article

Why every rheumatologist should understand the microbiome

James Rosenbaum and Mark Asquith discuss how the microbiome interacts with the immune system, how this may induce inflammation, and how the microbiome could be used as a therapeutic target for rheumatic diseases.

Authors:
James T Rosenbaum, Mark J Asquith

18-10-2018 | Infection | Editorial | Article

Vaccination in children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions

In this editorial, the authors discuss the risks of live vaccination in children taking antirheumatic medications and how to manage these, as well as how health authorities can address decreasing vaccination coverage of the general public.

Author:
NM Wulfraat, AM de Groot, EES Nieuwenhuis

18-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

No pain relief with etanercept for hand OA

Treatment with the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor etanercept does not reduce pain at 24 weeks, compared with placebo, in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, preliminary trial data show.

Source:

Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213202

17-10-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | News

News in brief

HIIT may be beneficial for PsA patients

Findings from a randomized trial indicate that high-intensity interval training may improve cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

16-10-2018 | Pregnancy | Editorial | Article

Planning and managing pregnancy in lupus patients

Megan Clowse discusses the importance of planning pregnancy in patients with lupus to avoid high-risk pregnancy, and outlines strategies to manage active lupus during pregnancy.

Author:
Megan EB Clowse

16-10-2018 | Adult-onset Still's disease | News

Further investigation of tocilizumab may be warranted in adult-onset Still’s disease

The interleukin-6 inhibitor tocilizumab may improve systemic symptoms and reduce the need for glucocorticoids among patients with adult-onset Still’s disease refractory to glucocorticoid therapy, suggest findings from a small randomized trial.

Source:

Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213920

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