Friday, December 29, 2017

December Rheumatology Network Articles

My assignments for Rheumatology Network include reporting on recent scientific studies about rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases. Although these articles are intended primarily for a physician audience (and thus can get a bit technical and jargon-y) I know patients are also interested in scientific advances - so I still want to share links to these articles! But if you ever have additional questions, please don't hesitate to let me know!

The goal: to find a treatment target that protects against early damage accrual.

What underlies the disparity in life expectancy between men and women with SLE?

New Therapeutic Tool for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The aim of this study: to determine which patients need biologic therapy after starting methotrexate. 

FDA Safety Alert for Product Marketed for OA
Limbrel capsules linked to potentially life-threatening health problems.

FDA Approves First Drug for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
Mepolizumab gets the nod for the reare disease formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome.

Rain Not To Blame for Joint and Back Pain
A commonly held belief has been debunked.

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