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TNF inhibitors may not increase cancer recurrence risk


Patients with a history of cancer who receive tumor necrosis factor inhibitors for rheumatoid arthritis may not be at increased risk for recurrence, suggests a Swedish population-based study.

Journal article

Clinical, ultrasound, and predictability outcomes following certolizumab pegol treatment (with methotrexate) in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis: 52-week results from the CZP-SPEED study

Representative Power Doppler ultrasound images showing an inflamed II metacarpophalangeal joint of the dominant hand

The aim of this trial was to assess the impact of certolizumab pegol treatment on clinical, patient-reported, and musculoskeletal ultrasound outcomes in Italian patients with rheumatoid arthritis [read more].
Sarzi-Puttini P et al. Adv Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s12325-018-0751-8

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Physical activity recommendations for patients with OA and inflammatory arthritis published

Exercise with physiotherapist

EULAR has issued evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis.

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TNF inhibitor discontinuation during pregnancy associated with increased flare risk

Pregnant woman with doctor (symbolic image with model)

Women with inflammatory arthritis who discontinue tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy during pregnancy may be at increased risk for flare, researchers report.

Journal article

The best cardiovascular risk calculator to predict carotid plaques in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Atherosclerosis illustration

The aim of this study is to determine which risk calculator correlates best with carotid ultrasound findings, specifically carotid plaque and carotid intima-media thickness in rheumatoid arthritis patients without clinical manifestations [read more]. 
Wah-Suarez MI et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4181-4

09-02-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Feature | News

Should treatment be tapered in patients with RA?

medwireNews speaks to Vivian Bykerk about whether treatment should be tapered in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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.

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.

Themed collections

29-01-2018 | Biosimilars | Themed collection | Collection


This content collection provides an overview of biosimilars in rheumatology, with a focus on switching between biosimilars and their originators, as well as discussions on safety and monitoring/pharmacovigilance, and a look at the pharmacoeconomics of biosimilars.

Journal articles and book chapters


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.

Images and illustrations

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

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

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within rheumatology management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

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