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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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Guidelines for Biosimilar Use for Treatment of Rheumatologic Diseases

Guidelines for Biosimilar Use for Treatment of Rheumatologic Diseases

Consensus recommendations on the use of biosimilars for the treatment of patients with rheumatologic diseases were recently published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

No Increased Risk of SLE With Current Use of Statin Therapy

No Increased Risk of SLE With Current Use of Statin Therapy

No association was found between current statin use and the risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus.

SLE Disease Flares Associated With Childhood Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

SLE Disease Flares Associated With Childhood Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in childhood-onset SLE is associated with serious disease flares, and is complicated by sepsis and high mortality rate.

New SLE Candidate Criteria

New SLE Candidate Criteria

Researchers have created a set of 21 candidate criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus as apart of a multiphase development of a set of criteria for the disease.

FDA Approves Duzallo, Lesinurad Plus Allopurinol Combo Drug, for Gout

FDA Approves Duzallo, Lesinurad Plus Allopurinol Combo Drug, for Gout

The FDA approved Duzallo, a fixed-dose tablet combining lesinurad and allopurinol, for the treatment of uncontrolled gout.

Disease Activity Biomarker in Pediatric SLE

Disease Activity Biomarker in Pediatric SLE

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide monitoring may provide a potential biomarker of disease activity and signify the emergency of pulmonary involvement in children with SLE.

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.