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Web-Based Personalized Intervention May Reduce RA Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Online education motivated lifestyle changes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Many RA Patients Do Not Get Timely DMARD Adjustment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less aggressive adjustment in those with moderate to high disease associated with specific factors (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 1, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

No Rise in Lymphoma Risk with Tofacitinib (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, rates were what is expected with immunomodulators (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 25, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RA Outcomes with Tocilizumab Surpass Those of Adalimumab, Methotrexate (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits reflected in both physical and mental scores (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 25, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Birmingham Score Predicts CV Events, Death in ANCA Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- BVAS at presentation served as independent predictor (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 14, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Biosimilars: Consensus Recommendations Issued (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus of international expert group is on cost, extrapolation, and switching (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 8, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Risk of HBV Reactivation Low in DMARD Users (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More common with chronic versus resolved infection (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 31, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Shingles Vax Effective in RA Patients onJAK Inhibitor (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study directly assessed safety, immunogenicity of live zoster vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 29, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy Quadruples Death Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish study highlights need to monitor patients'overall health closely (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 26, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Survival Plateaus after Earlier Improvements (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lag in middle/low-income countries, especially among children (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

An Ominous Sign: Monoarthritis of the Wrist (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chance of developing chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease doubled (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 9, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

No Effect of Statin Use on SLE Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could even be protective (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SLE Concordance in Twins Lower than Previously Reported (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Danish study shows only about one-quarter of co-twins with autoimmune similarity (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 8, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Drug Eases Chronic Constipation in SSc (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prucalopride produces more motility, fewer GI symptoms (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 30, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Behavioral Intervention Cuts Sitting Time in RA Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Improvements in pain and other outcomes also seen (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Dermatomyositis Linked to Higher Inpatient Costs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalization rates higher for black, Hispanic, Asian patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 9, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study Finds No Outcome Boost with Treat-2-Target for RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Usual care achieved comparable low disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 5, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Fertility: APL Positive Findings Persist in Minority of Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But persistently positive APL linked to pregnancy complications (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 30, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Steroid Shots Seem Less Effective in Severe Knee OA
(MedPage Today) -- Presence of synovitis may not predict steroid therapy success (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Denmark Sees Trend of Rising Psoriatic Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One possible reason: increased attention from patients and docs (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Switching TNFs May Work in Axial Spondyloarthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Secondary nonresponders may do well with second anti-TNF (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 11, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: New App for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers test SCI Health Storylines app for self-management (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 4, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

BSR: Outcomes Similar in RA in Recent Decades (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disability and mortality remained comparable from 1990 to 2014 (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

BSR: Rapid Assessment in Real World Works in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients seen within 3 weeks 30% more likely to have good response (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 25, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Financial Strain Tied to Depression in Women with SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Survey: 40% of those reporting high money pressures developed depression (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Periarticular Symptoms Worsen PsA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disease burden higher when enthesitis and dactylitis are present (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 8, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ACP: What to Do About the High Price of Drugs?
(MedPage Today) -- Price gouging is a problem, but some meds are justifiably costly (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 3, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ICER Report Claims RA Tx Is Not Cost Effective
(MedPage Today) -- Critics warn that conclusion could limit patient drug access (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Manual Mystery
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 77-year-old male who is left-hand-dominant presents with a loss of dexterity and limited extension of the fingers of his left hand. He mentions that his ability to play the piano has decreased over the past few months. On examination, he has skin dimpling on the palm of his left hand, and he is unable to lay it flat on the table. What is your diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Secukinumab Benefits Hold Up for 2 Years (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In ankylosing spondylitis, no new safety signals emerged (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Relapses Common with S. Aureus Nasal Carriage in ANCA-Related Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis had no influence on relapse rate (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Benefits for Intense Exercise Started 3 Months Post-TKR (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Twice as many patients had clinically important improvement versus those with less intense exercise (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 3, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Weak Thigh Muscles Increase Knee OA Risk in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Growing evidence of relationship, but only for females (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 19, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Is AS a Progressive Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Many who lack radiographic sacroiliitis at baseline develop x-ray changes later (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Long Break from Anti-TNF Tx Not Needed for Joint Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meds given safely within a month before arthroplasty (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 1, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Anti-TNF Therapy Reduces Sick Leave in Non-Radiographic AS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis need less sick leave after starting anti-TNF treatment (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 22, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ACNA Titers in Vasculitis Decline with B Cell Therapy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But drop in immunoglobulin levels less robust (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Systemic JIA: A Separate Entity? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Genetic architecture differs from other JIA subtypes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 20, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Prior Infections Likely a'Minor Determinant' of Overall GCA Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Herpes zoster in particular doesn't seem to play causal role (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 13, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New Psoriasis Guidelines Aimed at Improving Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Treat-to-target'goals to better individualize, evaluate, adjust regimens (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 9, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Glucocorticoids Linked to Organ Damage in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Even a dose as low as 4.42 mg/day, which is not typically associated with damage, increases the risk (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Nerve Concern
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 63-year-old left-handed male patient presents with tingling in both hands, particularly the left hand. He has struggled to sleep for the past week; after laying down to read, his hand begins to tingle. He reports the tingling only while lying down, he has no symptoms when sitting or standing, and the symptoms resolve quickly once he sits up. He reports symptoms across the whole hand (front and back), but more on the palm than the fingers. The tingling involves all fingers, but is less pronounced on the thumb. There is no muscle weakness, coolness, or discoloration. He reports no swelling...
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 21, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Low Disease Activity State Useful Target (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large study shows LLDAS achieved by many patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 21, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Pro Soccer Career: A Risk Factor for Osteoarthritis in Men
(MedPage Today) -- Study also suggests controversial joint injections hike OA risk (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 16, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Guidelines Help jMRD Patients Transition to Adult Care (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- European recommendations for communication, coordinated care (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 14, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

AS: Is Tofacitinib the Next Big Thing? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Field of ankylosing spondylitis management has suddenly come alive'(Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 13, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Chondroitin Beats Celecoxib in Knee OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Beneficial effect on cartilage volume loss in the medial compartment (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 11, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rituximab Effective Long-Term for Systemic Sclerosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The B-cell depletion therapy may fill a need for safe agents that stabilize lung function (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Pysch Meds, Previous Spills Up Risk for Falls in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Round up the usual risk factors; faulty feet and ankles found innocent (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 1, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

High Serum Urate Predicts Poor Physical Performance (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Should hyperuricemia be targeted early, or is it just a marker of other conditions? (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 20, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news