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Biomarkers of Increased PAH Risk Identified in Patients With SLE

Biomarkers of Increased PAH Risk Identified in Patients With SLE

The risk for death associated with SLE remains high for patients with SLE-associated PAH and researchers have identified the biomarkers that may lead to early detection.

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Certain Osteoporotic Drugs Effective in Preventing Secondary Vertebral Fractures

Certain Osteoporotic Drugs Effective in Preventing Secondary Vertebral Fractures

Clinicians who treat osteoporotic fractures should prescribe anti-osteoporotic drugs to prevent secondary vertebral and non-vertebral fractures.

Association Between Low Levels of Blimp-1 Protein, Lupus

Association Between Low Levels of Blimp-1 Protein, Lupus

Researchers from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research may have identified a potential cause for lupus, which may lead to new treatment options.

Disease Activity on Foot MRI Despite Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Disease Activity on Foot MRI Despite Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A sizeable percentage of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are in clinical remission have evidence of disease activity on magnetic resonance imaging of the foot that is mostly affected.

Fish Consumption May Reduce RA Symptoms

Fish Consumption May Reduce RA Symptoms

Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Lesinurad Plus Febuxostat for Tophaceous Gout

Lesinurad Plus Febuxostat for Tophaceous Gout

In patients with tophaceous gout, combination therapy of lesinurad plus febuxostat is more effective at reducing serum urate levels than febuxostat monotherapy.

Risk Factor for Osteonecrosis in Patients With SLE

Risk Factor for Osteonecrosis in Patients With SLE

Cumulative steroid dosage is a risk factor for the development of osteonecrosis, which is the most frequent type of damage in lupus patients.

Opioid Use Patterns in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Opioid Use Patterns in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Longitudinal opioid prescribing patterns suggest that regular use among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is slightly declining.

Subcutaneous Belimumab Effective on SLE

Subcutaneous Belimumab Effective on SLE

Adjunctive subcutaneous belimumab plus standard care improves SLE Responder Index response and decreases disease flares

Detecting Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Detecting Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is superior to the Mini-Mental State Examination at detecting cognitive dysfunction in SLE.

Lesinurad Plus Febuxostat Effective for Tophaceous Gout

Lesinurad Plus Febuxostat Effective for Tophaceous Gout

Lesinurad combined with febuxostat showed superior serum urate reduction vs febuxostat alone in patients with tophaceous gout requiring additional therapy.