Patients with HIV who underwent immediate ART saw significant decreases in bone mineral density; however, the benefits of beginning ART early outweigh the outcomes related to decreased BMD.
Etanercept therapy reduces clinical markers of disease activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis while stabilizing cardiovascular disease risk factors over a period of 5 years.
Patients with knee osteoarthritis and severe comorbidities showed significant improvements in physical function shown by WOMAC and 6MWT scores after undergoing a tailored exercise program.
Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis using anti-TNFIs have a significantly higher risk for infection compared with children using DMARDs.
A multidisciplinary group of international experts has released recommendations for the use of biologics in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
A high prevalence and risk for metabolic syndrome was found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation has released the first clinical practice guidelines for the disease, which includes recommendations on the management of fatigue, inflammatory musculoskeletal pain, and use of biologic agents.
There was no association between metabolic syndrome, its components, and incident knee osteoarthritis.