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Direct healthcare costs and comorbidity burden among patients with psoriatic arthritis in the USA


This study was conducted to compare comorbidity rates, healthcare resource utilization, and direct costs between patients with psoriatic arthritis and those free of the disease and psoriasis [read more].
Merola JF, Herrera V, Palmer JB. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4187-y

Journal article

Knowledge of features of inflammatory back pain in primary care in the West Midlands: A cross-sectional survey in the United Kingdom

Back pain (symbolic image with model)

The objective of this study was to assess current practice of our local general practitioners in using clinical features to assess patients with inflammatory back pain [read more].
Adizie T et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4058-5

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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.

Journal article

Skin involvement in psoriatic arthritis worsens overall disease activity, patient-reported outcomes, and increases healthcare resource utilization: An observational, cross-sectional study

Dermatology consultation (symbolic image with models)

The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical presentation of joint and active skin symptom involvement and the associated impact on physician- and patient-reported outcomes, and healthcare resource burden in patients with psoriatic arthritis [read more].
de Vlam K et al. Rheumatol Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0120-8

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Diclofenac linked to increased myocardial infarction risk in SpA patients


Current use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, but not of naproxen, is associated with a threefold increased risk for myocardial infarction among individuals with spondyloarthritis, according to recent findings.

06-04-2018 | Spondyloarthropathies | Feature | Article

At a glance: Trials of tofacitinib in spondyloarthritis

A quick-reference guide to the published and ongoing clinical trials of tofacitinib for the treatment of spondyloarthritis.

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.

19-12-2015 | Psoriatic arthritis | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Living with psoriatic arthritis: A patient’s and physician’s perspective

This article, co-authored by a psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patient and a physician who regularly encounters and treats PsA patients, discusses the patient’s experience of the disease from diagnosis to living with the disease day-to-day.

Simmons A & Fleischmann R. Rheumatol Ther 2016;3:1–4. doi:10.1007/s40744-015-0024-9

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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