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Immunogenicity of influenza vaccine confirmed in patients with rheumatic disease

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Influenza vaccination gives rise to an adequate immune response among patients with rheumatic conditions, researchers report.

Expert opinion editorial

Emerging therapies for lupus nephritis


Lupus nephritis is the most common organ-threatening complication of systemic lupus erythematosus, and current treatment regimens are only partially effective and are potentially toxic. In this editorial, the authors focus on emerging therapeutics to treat this disease.

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Add-on omalizumab shows potential for SLE

Antibodies (illustration)

Preliminary results from a phase Ib trial suggest that add-on treatment with the anti-IgE antibody omalizumab may be a feasible option for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Case report

A systemic sclerosis patient who has undergone autologous stem cell transplantation

Haematopoietic stem cells

Daniel Furst and Nihal Fathi present a case of a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis who undergoes autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after failing two other therapies.

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Ustekinumab shows potential for the treatment of SLE

Ronald van Vollenhoven

Ronald van Vollenhoven discusses phase II trial results demonstrating that the interkeukin-12/23 inhibitor ustekinumab may be a promising treatment option for systemic lupus erythematosus (5:36).

Themed collections

11-06-2017 | Comorbidities | Themed collection | Collection

Comorbidities in rheumatic disease

This content collection provides an overview of important comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease, mental health, lung disease, fatigue, malignancy and infection, in patients with rheumatic diseases, with a focus on underlying mechanisms.

Journal articles and book chapters

14-12-2018 | Pediatric | Article

Off-label use of tocilizumab to treat non-juvenile idiopathic arthritis in pediatric rheumatic patients: a literature review

Jung JY et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 79. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0296-z

11-12-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

New therapeutic strategies in systemic lupus erythematosus management

Gatto M et al. Nat Rev Rheum 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0133-2

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

20-11-2018 | Myositis | Article

Long-term follow-up of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for refractory juvenile dermatomyositis: A case-series study

Zhu J et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 72. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0284-3


A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

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Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

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