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Rheumatoid arthritis

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RA flare rates unaffected by tapering strategy

Rheumatoid arthritis medication

Rheumatoid arthritis flare rates are similar regardless of which drug type is tapered first after achievement of disease control during conventional synthetic DMARD and tumor necrosis factor inhibitor combination therapy, research shows.

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Cardiovascular risk associated with conventional, biologic DMARDs characterized

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Tocilizumab is associated with a lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events than tumor necrosis factor inhibitors among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, whereas the use of conventional DMARDs may be linked to an elevated risk, researchers report.

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JAK inhibitors in RA: A round-up of the phase III trials

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medwireNews summarizes the completed and ongoing clinical trials of JAK inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Deep learning algorithm shows promise for predicting RA outcomes

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Findings from a proof-of-concept study suggest that deep learning models based on electronic health records may be a feasible approach for forecasting disease outcomes in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Sustained smoking cessation may reduce excess RA risk

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Maintaining a nonsmoking status for a sustained period is associated with a reduction in the excess risk for developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, findings suggest.

19-12-2018 | Diagnosis and screening | Podcast | Video

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis

In this Medicine Matters rheumatology podcast, we talk to President-Elect of EULAR Professor Iain McInnes, about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

07-09-2018 | Treatment | Feature | Article

At a glance: Common scores used in rheumatology

A quick-reference guide to the scores that are commonly used in clinical trials and daily rheumatology practice.

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.

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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