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Connective tissue diseases

New trials in lupus and where are we going

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Thanou A, Merrill JT. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 34. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0745-1

Promising results for subcutaneous belimumab in subset of SLE patients

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Treatment with subcutaneous belimumab may be beneficial for patients with SLE who are hypocomplementemic and positive for antibodies against double-stranded DNA, subgroup analyses of a phase III trial suggest.

Trial results back denosumab as a treatment option for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

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Patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab have greater improvements in bone mineral density than those treated with risedronate, phase III trial results suggest.

mTOR inhibition may be an ‘attractive therapeutic option’ for SLE

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Results of an open-label phase I/II trial suggest that the mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor sirolimus has a favorable safety profile and may reduce disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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

08-06-2018 | Pain | Review | Article

Cannabinoids for the treatment of rheumatic diseases: Where do we stand?

Katz-Talmor D et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0025-5

06-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Prediction of progression of interstitial lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis: The SPAR model

Wu W et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213201

05-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

The effects of upper and lower limb exercise on the microvascular reactivity in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis patients

Mitropoulos A et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 112. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1605-0

04-06-2018 | Inflammation | Review | Article

Novel insights into the role of inflammasomes in autoimmune and metabolic rheumatic diseases

Deuteraiou K et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4074-5


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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