My assignments for Rheumatology Network include reporting on recent scientific studies about rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases. For the month of October my articles focus on coverage of the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting that took place in Chicago, Illinois.
Although these articles are intended primarily for a physician audience, I know patients are also interested in scientific advances. If you ever have additional questions, please don't hesitate to let me know!
New recommendations cover pre-conception assessment, pregnancy-compatible medications, breastfeeding, and contraception for rheumatology patients.
New guidelines have been drafted for the treatment of JIA, specifically addressing therapeutic approaches for non-systemic polyarthritis, sacroiilitis, and enthesitis.
The pros and cons of HCQ dosing guidelines to limit potential eye toxicity were explored at this year's ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
Findings from the first study to incorporate a meta-analysis on TNFi dose adjustment in an axSpA population.
Seropositivity was strongly associated with ILD risk in this large prospective cohort study.
British researchers quantified the burden of continuing weight gain on the risk of PsA.
Be alert for the development of uveitis in older patients with gout, especially those who have multiple comorbidities.