The ACR/AAHKS released updated guidelines for the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications among patients undergoing elective total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Researchers assessed the effect of the opioid epidemic in Finnish patients with early inflammatory arthritides.
In the Corrona registry, the HZ risk in RA patients taking prior or current methotrexate increased with older age and higher prednisone dose.
Eli Lilly and Company and Incyte announced results from a second Phase 3 trial with baricitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Use of the JAK inhibitor peficitinib in combination with certain csDMARDs results in a dose-dependent ACR20 response rate in patients with RA over 12 weeks.
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Drug selection, routes of administration should model other treatment protocols.
Tocilizumab was associated with significant improvements in hemoglobin and hematocrit over 2 years of treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients with inflammatory arthritis want to be informed about current, future treatment options.
Researchers note that their data provide an argument for updating disease activity cut-off points.
In a post hoc analysis, researchers assessed improvements in pain with baricitinib vs methotrexate among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.