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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,...
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has updated its guideline for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The new guideline, presented at the 2020 Virtual ACR Meeting was developed by a broad range of stakeholders in RA treatment, including rheumatologists, methodologists, and patients...
Measuring levels of certain small molecules produced from essential fatty acids in a person’s blood that are involved in regulating inflammation can help predict which patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will respond to treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to...

Conference Reports

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...

By Erika Powers

VIRTUAL -- June 9, 2021 -- Wearable transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation was more effective and better tolerated than weak opioids in the treatment of moderate-to-severe nociceptive knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021...

By Erika Powers

VIRTUAL -- June 9, 2021 -- Clinicians are recommending caution when treating patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with belimumab, and suggest active monitoring of renal parameters especially in patients with poor clinical and serological response to belimumab...

By Shazia Qureshi

VIRTUAL -- June 9, 2021 -- When added to standard therapy, intravenous belimumab was well tolerated and effective for patients with lupus nephritis, according to a 6-month open-label extension trial, presented at the Virtual 2021 Congress of the European Renal...

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