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Chronic opioid use rising in RA patients

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Chronic opioid use among patients with rheumatoid arthritis increased substantially between 2002 and 2015, researchers report.

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No worsening in disease activity with switch to biosimilar etanercept

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Disease activity does not change following the switch from etanercept to the biosimilar formulation SB4, and treatment retention rates may be determined by patient-specific factors, suggests an analysis of the DANBIO registry.

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Minimizing infection risk with biologic therapy

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While the development of biologics has revolutionized treatment of rheumatic diseases, these agents can lead to immunosuppression and increased infection risk. Eoin Feeney discusses the role of screening and treatment for latent infection prior to therapy, vaccination timing, and travel risks in patients taking these medications.

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Peficitinib may be a promising treatment option for RA

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Findings from two phase III trials presented at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA, demonstrate that treatment with the JAK inhibitor peficitinib may be beneficial for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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MUC5B promoter variant identified as a risk factor for RA-ILD

Philippe Dieudé

Philippe Dieudé discusses the results of a study demonstrating that the MUC5B promoter variant rs35705950 is linked to rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial disease susceptibility (3:01).

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.

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.

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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