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Risk of cardiovascular events in patients having had acute calcium pyrophosphate crystal arthritis
Conclusions Acute CPP crystal arthritis was significantly associated with elevated short and long-term risk for non-fatal CV event.
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - August 11, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tedeschi, S. K., Huang, W., Yoshida, K., Solomon, D. H. Tags: ARD, Crystal arthropathies Source Type: research

Tofacitinib and risk of cardiovascular outcomes: results from the Safety of TofAcitinib in Routine care patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (STAR-RA) study
Conclusions We did not find evidence for an increased risk of cardiovascular outcomes with tofacitinib in patients with RA treated in the real-world setting; however, tofacitinib was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular outcomes, although statistically non-significant, in patients with RA with cardiovascular risk factors. Trial registration number NCT04772248.
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - May 16, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Khosrow-Khavar, F., Kim, S. C., Lee, H., Lee, S. B., Desai, R. J. Tags: ARD, Rheumatoid arthritis Source Type: research

Benefits of Methotrexate Use on Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Initiating Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs.
CONCLUSION: Among RA patients receiving biologics, concomitant methotrexate use was associated with a 24% lower risk for CVD events. PMID: 33060309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - October 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Xie F, Chen L, Yun H, Levitan EB, Curtis JR Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Cardiovascular (CV) Risk after Initiation of Abatacept versus TNF Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with and without Baseline CV Disease.
CONCLUSION: In this large cohort of publicly or privately insured patients with RA in the United States, ABA was associated with a 20% reduced risk of CVD versus TNFi. While this observational study is subject to potential residual confounding, our results were consistent in patients with baseline CVD. PMID: 29764964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - May 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jin Y, Kang EH, Brill G, Desai RJ, Kim SC Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Safety of Tocilizumab versus Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis – a Multi‐database Cohort Study
Conclusion: This multi‐database population‐based cohort study found no evidence of an increased CV risk among RA patients who switched from a different biologic drug or tofacitinib to TCZ versus to a TNFi. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism - February 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Seoyoung C. Kim, Daniel H. Solomon, James R. Rogers, Sara Gale, Micki Klearman, Khaled Sarsour, Sebastian Schneeweiss Tags: Full Length Source Type: research

Herpes Zoster and the Risk for Stroke in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases
Conclusion: In patients with autoimmune diseases, incident HZ was associated with up to a two‐fold increased risk for stroke in the subsequent few months. These data provide urgency for developing strategies to reduce the risk of VZV. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism - September 1, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Authors: L.H. Calabrese, F. Xie, H. Yun, K. Winthrop, J.W. Baddley, C. Calabrese, J.R. Curtis Tags: Full Length Source Type: research

New recommendations aim to improve safety of pain-relieving spinal steroid injections
More and more people are seeking injections of anti-inflammatory steroid medications for back and neck pain. In 2011, the last year for which complete information is available, doctors pushed the plunger on 2.3 million steroid injections into the spine — and that’s just among people covered by Medicare. These injections deliver drugs that mimic the effects of two hormones, cortisone and hydrocortisone, to reduce inflammation and help relieve pain. When they work — they don’t always — such injections can bring profound relief. “If you are in severe pain with a ruptured spinal disc and you get a stero...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Back Pain Drugs and Supplements anti-inflammatory steroid medications spinal injections spine steroid injections Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic differences in mortality and cardiovascular events among patients with end‐stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis
Conclusion: Among patients with LN ESRD, Asians and Hispanics experienced lower mortality and CV event risks, while African Americans had higher mortality and CV event risks compared to Whites. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - January 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jose A. Gómez‐Puerta, Candace H. Feldman, Graciela S. Alarcón, Hongshu Guan, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, Karen H. Costenbader Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Treat or Eat: Food Insecurity, Cost-related Medication Underuse, and Unmet Needs
Conclusions: Approximately 1 in 3 chronically ill NHIS participants are unable to afford food, medications, or both. WIC and public health insurance participation are associated with less food insecurity and cost-related medication underuse.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - January 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Seth A. Berkowitz, Hilary K. Seligman, Niteesh K. Choudhry Tags: Clinical research studies Source Type: research

Time trends of incidence of age-associated diseases in the US elderly population: medicare-based analysis
Conclusion: time trends of the incidence of diseases common in the US elderly population were evaluated. The results show dramatic increase in incidence rates of melanoma, goiter, chronic renal and Alzheimer's disease in 1992–2005. Besides specifying widely recognised time trends on age-associated diseases, new information was obtained for trends of asthma, ulcer and goiter among the older adults in the USA.
Source: Age and Ageing - June 17, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Akushevich, I., Kravchenko, J., Ukraintseva, S., Arbeev, K., Yashin, A. I. Tags: Research Papers Source Type: research