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Rheumatoid arthritis

Expert opinion editorial

Cardiovascular risk management in arthritis: Why still a bridge too far?

Cardiovascular disease (illustration)

Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In this editorial Michael Nurmohamed discusses the EULAR recommendations for cardiovascular risk management, focusing on the role of the rheumatologist.

Expert opinion editorial

20 years of TNF inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

Antibodies (illustration)

Understanding and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Peter Taylor describes the impact of biologic tumor necrosis factor inhibitors on the management of this disease.

medwireNews editor's pick

Effectiveness of tocilizumab, rituximab over other biologics demonstrated

Doctor and needle

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have better outcomes when treated with rituximab or tocilizumab than abatacept or tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, suggest the results from two real-world studies.

medwireNews editor's pick

Gene expression profiling points to methotrexate nonresponders

DNA

Rheumatoid arthritis patients who are unlikely to respond to methotrexate could be identified based on their gene expression profiles before and 4 weeks after initiating treatment, say researchers.

medwireNews editor's pick

Trial results support management of cardiovascular risk factors in RA patients

Atherosclerosis

Managing traditional cardiovascular risk factors with a treat-to-target approach slows progression of subclinical atherosclerosis among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, suggest results from the FRANCIS trial.

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

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

Biosimilars

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

Guidelines

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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