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Rheumatoid arthritis

Expert opinion editorial

Why depression and anxiety matter in patients with inflammatory arthritis

Depressed person

Advisory Board member Susan Bartlett discusses the prevalence of mental health comorbidities in patients with inflammatory arthritis, and their impact on disease symptoms and quality of life.

medwireNews editor's pick

No increased risk for CVD events with tocilizumab over other RA biologic DMARDs

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Tocilizumab has a cardiovascular disease risk comparable with that of etanercept and other biologic DMARDs in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings from a large, retrospective cohort study using real-world data.

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Increased risk for preterm delivery in women with RA and JIA

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Women with rheumatoid arthritis and those with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have a significantly elevated risk for preterm delivery, according to a prospective cohort study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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Biosimilar infliximab may not reduce treatment costs for US patients


Using infliximab-dyyb instead of the reference product may not reduce out-of-pocket costs for US rheumatoid arthritis patients insured on the Medicare Part D system, study results suggest.

Journal article

Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: A population-based case-control study

Mediterranean foods

The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), taking RA subtype, gender and other RA risk factors into account [read more].
Johansson K et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 175. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1680-2

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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