Antenatal Steroids Tied to Lower Infant Birth Weight
(MedPage Today) -- Antenatal corticosteroids therapy is " not a one-size-fits-all approach, " researcher says (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 26, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

VTE Risk High in Spine Disease
(MedPage Today) -- More deep venous thrombosis than pulmonary embolism seen in ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 14, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Biosimilar to Infliximab Switch Yields Similar IBD Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No significant changes in clinical remission, and no new safety signals (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 16, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Combo RA Tx May Boost Risk for Serious Adverse Events (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians should consider risk-benefit ratio of combination biologics, according to meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 3, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

IL-1 and Gout: Proof of Concept vs Cost
(MedPage Today) -- Some experts remain optimistic about targeting IL-1 for gout, but others cite costs (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

IL-1 Blockade Appears Effective Against Gout
(MedPage Today) -- Canakinumab lowered the risk of attacks by more than half in post-MI patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 29, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lutikizumab Ineffective for Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting IL-1 alpha and beta did not improve pain, function, or structural changes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Whole-Body Cyrotherapy Caused Cold Burn Injury
(MedPage Today) -- Trendy treatment never FDA-approved for health benefits (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Let Down by Her Fingers
(MedPage Today) -- A 62-year-old woman complained to her doctor of joint pain in her fingers. The joints in her fingers were warm, tender, and slightly swollen. The discomfort had started a few months ago and now it took about an hour every morning for the stiffness to decrease. Activity seemed to help the stiffness; if she was inactive for a long period, while reading a book or watching TV, the stiffness would return. She had been taking NSAIDs, which relieved the pain for a period of time. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 5, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Trial Data Back Lanadelumab for HAE Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial shows benefits that led to recent FDA approval in hereditary angioedema (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 27, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Pregnancy and APS: Results Look Encouraging (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Intrauterine fetal death was the first sign in most women with antiphospholipid syndrome (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 7, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Treat-to-Target Strategy Cuts Mortality in Gout Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Study sets serum urate therapeutic level (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 25, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ACR: IL-12/23 Blocker Offers Long-Term Benefits in SLE
(MedPage Today) -- Responses were sustained out to 1 year with ustekinumab (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 24, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RA Guideline Adherence Spotty, Study Finds
(MedPage Today) -- Treat-to-target recommendation not followed for half of patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 23, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Recurrent Post-Transplant Lupus Nephritis Declining
(MedPage Today) -- Single-center study credits improvements in immunosuppression (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 23, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ACR: Success with Stem Cells in Severe Scleroderma
(MedPage Today) -- Patients remained off DMARDs for more than a decade (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 23, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Antibodies Common in Autoimmune Disorders Could Be MI Risk Factor
(MedPage Today) -- Antiphospholipid antibodies out-predicted conventional factors (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 23, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New JAK1 Agent Beats Humira in Rheumatoid Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Thrombotic events balanced between upadacitinib, adalimumab, and placebo (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ACR: Moving Forward with Novel Treatments
(MedPage Today) -- Annual meeting will provide'unparalleled opportunities'for learning, sharing, and networking (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does More Dairy Improve Knee OA Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Dutch study finds inverse association for some dairy products (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 29, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Activity Trackers Called Helpful in Rheumatic Diseases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds daily steps increased, but pain worsened for some patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 24, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Quiz Time: What Does Daily Aspirin Do for Mortality Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Text Message: Take Your Methotrexate! (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pilot program found better adherence in rheumatoid arthritis patients with weekly reminders (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Depression Tied to Increased Lupus Risk in Women
(MedPage Today) -- Link among nurses seen with clinician's diagnosis, scripts for antidepressants (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Bone Damage Rises with Age in PsA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Psoriatic arthritis linked with both catabolic and anabolic bone changes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 4, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

High Urate Does Predict Gout Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish study finds strong connection (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 31, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Are B Cells a New Target in Dermatomyositis?
(MedPage Today) -- First successful case report of belimumab treatment (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 27, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

JIA: Can Biologics Be Stopped?
(MedPage Today) -- Currently, most children flare after treatment withdrawal (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Is Infliximab Associated with Infection Risk in Psoriasis?
(MedPage Today) -- New study suggests it is (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Nurses Can Lead the Way in Research
(MedPage Today) -- ACR and EULAR studies demonstrated that research " is an important part of what we do " (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 11, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Treatment Goal in Lupus: Low Disease Activity (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Damage similar with low disease activity and complete remission (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 31, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Inflammatory Hypothesis Reaches Dilated Cardiomyopathy
(MedPage Today) -- Case report shows'unprecedented clinical improvement'with an IL-1 blocker (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tenosynovitis on Ultrasound Predicts RA Development
(MedPage Today) -- Study supports noninvasive, widely available prognostic tool (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatic Adverse Events on the Rise with Cancer Therapies
(MedPage Today) -- With immune checkpoint inhibition, rheumatic adverse events may become more common than RA (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New Insights into how Gout Happens
(MedPage Today) -- Current view focuses on the mobilization flare hypothesis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Being Overdosed?
(MedPage Today) -- Many patients may be receiving excess dose for their weight (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gender Differences in IBD Suggest Role for Sex Hormones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pooled analysis of western populations found age of onset varied by sex (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 3, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Handling Rheum Side Effects of New Cancer Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Study examines emerging problem with immune checkpoint inhibitors (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 23, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Abatacept Misses the Mark in Lupus Nephritis
(MedPage Today) -- But further analyses planned because of " provocative " findings (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does Psychological Stress Trigger Autoimmune Disorders?
(MedPage Today) -- F. Perry Wilson, MD, dissects a new study finding a link (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Sjogren's Oral Drug Fails in Small Trial
(MedPage Today) -- More than half of patients developed rashes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Benlysta Safety Stable Over Time
(MedPage Today) -- No new safety signals during 9 years of follow-up (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 18, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Weight, Smoking Inhibit RA Remission
(MedPage Today) -- Factors differ for women and men, but both relate to lifestyle (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 16, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

EULAR: Baricitinib Shows Promise in SLE
(MedPage Today) -- Significant clinical benefits with JAK inhibition in active lupus (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The'Sons of Gout' Study
(MedPage Today) -- Are asymptomatic sons of people with gout at greater risk for the disease? (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 9, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Low Disease Activity in Lupus Limits Damage
(MedPage Today) -- Organ damage decreased by 50% with persistent low disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 31, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Inflammatory Eye Disease: Complex, Scary
(MedPage Today) -- Often related to autoimmune, inflammatory diseases (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Impedes Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer patients reached therapeutic targets, more had radiographic progression (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RA Therapy: After Methotrexate, Then What?
(MedPage Today) -- Strong preference for anti-TNF therapy despite emerging data (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Beats Anti-TNFs for Treatment Retention
(MedPage Today) -- Longer time on treatment, regardless of additional DMARDs (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news