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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

This article discusses the most prevalent risk factors, as well as the clinical signs and symptoms, associated with RA.

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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.

Diagnostic Value of MRI for Unclassified Arthritis

Diagnostic Value of MRI for Unclassified Arthritis

MRI may assist in identifying patients with unclassified arthritis who will develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) — primarily in patients with UA presenting with oligoarthritis.

Association Between Osteoporosis and Multiple Sclerosis

Association Between Osteoporosis and Multiple Sclerosis

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower bone mineral density and greater rates of osteoporosis than healthy controls.

Low Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis After Tofacitinib Discontinuation

Low Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis After Tofacitinib Discontinuation

Approximately 1 in 3 patients with RA who discontinued tofacitinib maintained low disease activity after 1 year.

Additional Tool for Juvenile Dermatomyositis Diagnosis: Muscle MRI

Additional Tool for Juvenile Dermatomyositis Diagnosis: Muscle MRI

Muscle MRI may complement a physician's objective assessment in juvenile dermatomyositis, although negative MRI findings should not preclude treatment continuation.

Ultrasound Remission Not Correlated With Clinical Remission in RA

Ultrasound Remission Not Correlated With Clinical Remission in RA

No clear association was found between health status and ultrasound remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission.

Gout Prevention With Dietary Intervention

Gout Prevention With Dietary Intervention

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is effective for prevention of gout.

Serum Uric Acid Levels Associated With Gout Risk

Serum Uric Acid Levels Associated With Gout Risk

High serum uric acid levels are associated with a high risk of new-onset gout and gout recurrence, while lowering SUA levels can significantly reduce incident and recurrent gout.