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17-12-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Lupus tied to increased cancer risk

Findings from a meta-analysis indicate that systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with an increased risk for 16 types of cancer.

04-12-2018 | Comorbidities | Article

Prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis versus rheumatoid arthritis: a comparative, multicenter, matched-cohort study

Panopoulos S et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1771-0

24-10-2018 | Pediatric | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Video

Expert highlights: Sangeeta Sule

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses her highlights from the pediatric rheumatology sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA (2:14).

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.

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 Wulffraat, AM de Groot, EES Nieuwenhuis

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.

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

01-10-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction predicts mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis

Tennøe AH et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 72: 1804–1813. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.07.068

26-09-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Depression linked to increased SLE risk

Women with a history of depression are more than twice as likely as those without depression to develop systemic lupus erythematosus, shows an analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study.

Source:

JAMA Psychiatry 2018; doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.2462

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events from cancer immunotherapy

In this review, mechanisms of action of checkpoint inhibitors and how they might cause rheumatic immune-related adverse events are described [read more].
Calabrese LH, Calabrese C, Cappelli LC. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0074-9

12-09-2018 | Sjögren’s syndrome | News

News in brief

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome linked to subclinical CVD

Patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome may have an elevated risk for subclinical cardiovascular disease, researchers report.

31-08-2018 | Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced rheumatic disease | Review | Article

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events from cancer immunotherapy

Calabrese LH, Calabrese C, Cappelli LC. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0074-9

23-08-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

News in brief

Noninvasive method could detect subclinical cardiac impairment in SLE patients

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging could be used to identify subclinical cardiac impairment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, researchers report.

15-08-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Review | Article

Major lung complications of systemic sclerosis

Denton CP, Wells AU, Coghlan JG. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018; 14: 511–527. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0062-0

14-08-2018 | Lupus nephritis | Review | Article

Induction therapy for lupus nephritis: The highlights

Ayoub I, Nelson J, Rovin BH. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 60. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0766-9

Early signs of cardiac impairment detected in patients with new-onset SLE

Patients with newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus may experience changes to the cardiac extracellular matrix that are indicative of subclinical cardiac impairment, researchers report.

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