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Pediatric rheumatology

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17-06-2019 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | EULAR 2019 | News

Further investigation of tocilizumab for JIA-associated uveitis may be warranted

Approximately half of the 21 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis in the APTITUDE trial experienced an improvement in uveitis assessment with 12 weeks of tocilizumab treatment.

14-06-2019 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | EULAR 2019 | News

Similar JIA outcomes with switch to second TNF inhibitor vs alternative biologic

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients with an inadequate response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy have similar outcomes regardless of whether they switch to a second agent from the same class or an alternative biologic, research suggests.

30-05-2019 | Arthroplasty | News

FDA approves first diagnostic test for joint replacement infections

The US FDA has approved a diagnostic test to aid detection of infections in the synovial fluid surrounding prosthetic joints in patients being considered for revision surgery.

Glucocorticoid use may increase infection risk in RA patients undergoing joint replacement

Analysis of two US administrative databases indicates that glucocorticoid use is associated with a dose-dependent increase in postoperative infection risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective total knee or hip replacement.

20-05-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Highlight | News

Glucocorticoid use may increase infection risk in RA patients undergoing joint replacement

Analysis of two US administrative databases indicates that glucocorticoid use is associated with a dose-dependent increase in postoperative infection risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective total knee or hip replacement.

13-05-2019 | Quality of life | Podcast | Article

Talking to patients about exercise

In this podcast, we talk to Dana DiRenzo about the benefits of physical activity in patients with rheumatic diseases, as well as tools and strategies to enable patients to be more active.

10-05-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

Low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction benefits women with RA

Supervised low-load resistance training combined with partial blood flow restriction is as effective as high‐load resistance training in improving muscle strength and function in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), study findings indicate.

09-05-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

RA patients continue to have excess risk for joint replacement

Approximately one in five people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis will need a knee or hip replacement during their remaining lifetime, shows an analysis of data from the UK’s National Health Service.

08-05-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Risk factors for falls after joint replacement described

The authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis have identified several modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for falls following hip or knee replacement.

07-05-2019 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Editorial board comment

Comment on: Belimumab approved for pediatric lupus in the USA

ACR/National Arthritis Foundation guidelines for managing JIA released

The ACR and the National Arthritis Foundation have published two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis, one providing recommendations for the treatment of polyarthritis, sacroiliitis, and enthesitis, and the other focusing on detecting and treating uveitis.

07-05-2019 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Highlight | News

ACR/National Arthritis Foundation guidelines for managing JIA released

The ACR and the National Arthritis Foundation have published two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis, one providing recommendations for the treatment of polyarthritis, sacroiliitis, and enthesitis, and the other focusing on detecting and treating uveitis.

29-04-2019 | Total knee replacement | Highlight | News

Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR

Clinic-based or inpatient rehabilitation programs are not superior to home-based programs for individuals who undergo total knee replacement without complications, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.

29-04-2019 | Etanercept biosimilar | News

FDA approves etanercept biosimilar

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Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR

Clinic-based or inpatient rehabilitation programs are not superior to home-based programs for individuals who undergo total knee replacement without complications, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.

18-04-2019 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | View from the clinic | Article

Enabling pediatric patients to make informed treatment choices

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule reflects on the challenges of enabling pediatric patients to make informed decisions about their own healthcare.

Enabling pediatric patients to make informed treatment choices

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule reflects on the challenges of enabling pediatric patients to make informed decisions about their own healthcare.

27-03-2019 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Editorial | Article

Temporomandibular joint involvement in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Diagnosis and management

The authors provide an overview of temporomandibular joint involvement in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, including imaging methods for diagnosis, clinical examination recommendations, and treatment options.

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