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Biosimilars: The price is not right

Pharmacoeconomics

Editorial Board member Marc Cohen analyzes the various economic factors influencing the price of biosimilars over recent years in rheumatology, focusing on the United States healthcare system.

Gout therapies and cardiovascular risk

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Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz highlights recent clinical trials evaluating the effect of febuxostat on risk of cardiovascular comorbidities, and discusses alternative treatments for gout patients with cardiovascular disease.

The role of the clinical nurse specialist/advanced nurse practitioner in rheumatology practice: Past, present and future

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Advanced nurse practitioner Patricia Minnock discusses the development of the roles of advanced nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist within the field of rheumatology.

22-03-2018 | Biosimilars | Editorial | Article

Biosimilars: The price is not right

Editorial Board member Marc Cohen analyzes the various economic factors influencing the price of biosimilars over recent years in rheumatology, focusing on the United States healthcare system.

Author:
Marc D Cohen

21-02-2018 | Gout | Editorial | Article

Gout therapies and cardiovascular risk

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz highlights recent clinical trials evaluating the effect of febuxostat on risk of cardiovascular comorbidities, and discusses alternative treatments for gout patients with cardiovascular disease.

Author:
Fernando Pérez-Ruiz

14-02-2018 | Rheumatology nursing | Editorial | Article

The role of the clinical nurse specialist/advanced nurse practitioner in rheumatology practice: Past, present and future

Advanced nurse practitioner Patricia Minnock discusses the development of the roles of advanced nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist within the field of rheumatology.

Author:
Patricia Minnock

19-12-2017 | Medications | Editorial | Article

Managing antirheumatic medication in patients undergoing elective arthroplasty

Editorial Board member Oliver FitzGerald reviews the recent guideline for the perioperative management of antirheumatic medication in patients with rheumatic diseases undergoing elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty.

Author:
Oliver FitzGerald

30-10-2017 | Gout | Editorial | Article

Evolution or revolution in urate-lowering therapies for gout?

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz reflects on changing concepts in the understanding of gout, and reviews the latest developments in new urate-lowering medications for the management of gout.

Author:
Fernando Pérez-Ruiz

24-10-2017 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Editorial | Article

Demise of the triple

Editorial Board member Marc Cohen reviews the use of triple therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and discusses the possible reasons for its underutilization compared with biologic therapies.

Author:
Marc D Cohen
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