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Early Biologics Better in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Early Biologics Better in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

After 2 years, more patients on combo biologic/DMARD regimen had inactive disease. For patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),…
Hydroxychloroquine Maintenance Associated With Lower Flare Risk in Patients With SLE

Hydroxychloroquine Maintenance Associated With Lower Flare Risk in Patients With SLE

In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), reduction or discontinuation of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is associated with a 2-fold increased risk…
Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 Supplementation Reduce Incident Autoimmune Disease

Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 Supplementation Reduce Incident Autoimmune Disease

•Vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation reduces the risk of developing autoimmune disease by 25% to 30% in older…
Standard Rituximab Dose May Be Inadequate to Maintain B-Cell Depletion in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Standard Rituximab Dose May Be Inadequate to Maintain B-Cell Depletion in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

•The standard rituximab maintenance dosing of 500 mg every 6 months may be insufficient to maintain B-cell depletion in patients…
Denosumab vs Risedronate Improves Bone Mineral Density in Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis and RA

Denosumab vs Risedronate Improves Bone Mineral Density in Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis and RA

Compared with risedronate, denosumab was found to improve bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis…
Vitamin D and Target Exercises May Reduce Fall Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin D and Target Exercises May Reduce Fall Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin D replacement therapy, in conjunction with core strengthening and balance exercises, may be associated with improved balance, reduced fall…
Bone risk: Is time since menopause a better predictor than age?

Bone risk: Is time since menopause a better predictor than age?

Although early menopause is linked to increased risks in bone loss and fracture, new research indicates that, even among the…
TNF Inhibitors & Pregnancy: How Well Does the Treatment Guidance Work?

TNF Inhibitors & Pregnancy: How Well Does the Treatment Guidance Work?

Ghalandari et al. analyzed cord blood levels of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi’s) in post-partum women with rheumatic disease, seeking…
TNF Dose Reduction Succeeds in PsA, Axial Spondyloarthritis

TNF Dose Reduction Succeeds in PsA, Axial Spondyloarthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who were doing well on treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)…
Heart Failure in RA: Inflammation Matters

Heart Failure in RA: Inflammation Matters

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had high levels of inflammation at baseline were at increased risk for later heart…

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