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Journal article

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events from cancer immunotherapy

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In this review, mechanisms of action of checkpoint inhibitors and how they might cause rheumatic immune-related adverse events are described [read more].
Calabrese LH, Calabrese C, Cappelli LC. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0074-9

Journal article

B cell therapy in ANCA-associated vasculitis: Current and emerging treatment options

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In this review, the theoretical background for use of dual B cell-targeted immunotherapy in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis is presented and discussed [read more].
McClure M et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0065-x

Journal article

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

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The authors present a rare case of sporadic chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in which the patient eventually developed cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated renal vasculitis and hyperparathyroidism [read more].
Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

Expert opinion editorial

The ongoing evolution of remission maintenance strategies for granulomatosis with polyangiitis

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Eric J Gapud and Philip Seo summarize the key milestones in management of severe granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and evaluate the possibility of long-term reduced intensity or drug-free remission for some patients [read more].

Journal article

Vasculitis associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors: A systematic review


This study sought to conduct a systematic review of the literature to determine the number of clinical cases of vasculitis that have been reported so far with the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors, and explore the clinical commonalities that exist between these cases [read more].
Daxini A, Cronin K, Sreih AG. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4177-0

Journal articles and book chapters

17-09-2018 | Large-vessel vasculitis | Review | Article

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides

Keser G, Aksu K. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4157-3

29-08-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | Article

Additional costs of polymyalgia rheumatica with giant‐cell arteritis

Mounié M et al. Arthritis Care Res 2018. doi: 10.1002/acr.23736

13-08-2018 | Behçet’s disease | Review | Article

Management of major organ involvement of Behçet’s syndrome: A systematic review for update of the EULAR recommendations

Ozguler Y et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key242. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key242

12-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Article

Certolizumab pegol in the treatment of Takayasu arteritis

Novikov P et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key197


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