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A comprehensive review of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) with thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis, renal insufficiency, and organomegaly (TAFRO) cases has led researchers to establish a validated definition for the disease. The findings are published in the...
Uveitis relapses are common among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who stop treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). Patients who stop DMARD...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer with the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ulcerative colitis drug tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR), compared with...
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may benefit from treatment with monoclonal antibody otilimab, according to a study published in The Lancet Rheumatology. In a multicentre, dose-ranging study, Christopher D. Buckley, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and colleagues...
The American College of Rheumatology has published new guidelines for treating and managing systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), oligoarthritis, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis. “Our overarching goal with the update project, including part 1 in 2019 and this current project,...

Conference Reports

By Eric Ramos

VIRTUAL -- September 1, 2021 -- Among patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin use was associated with a reduced risk of total joint replacement due to osteoarthritis, compared with patients who did not initiate treatment with metformin, according to a study presented at the...

By Eric Ramos

VIRTUAL -- September 1, 2021 -- The use of radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry improves identification of osteoporosis in women with lumbar spine osteoarthritis, representing an innovative diagnostic tool which seems to be able to assess bone quality and provide an...

By Eric Ramos

VIRTUAL -- September 1, 2021 -- Women with osteoporosis show a high rate of poor compliance with the patient instructions that accompany oral bisphosphonates, potentially reducing the drug’s efficacy, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 World Congress on...

By Erika Powers

VIRTUAL -- June 10, 2021 -- In children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a treat to target strategy aimed at inactive disease appeared to reduce pain, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (...

By Erika Powers

VIRTUAL -- June 10, 2021 -- Patients with psoriatic arthritis who were treated with upadacitinib 15 mg or 30 mg maintained responses for over 56 weeks, with rates numerically higher than treatment with adalimumab, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual...

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