EMR reminder did not improve cardiovascular disease risk screening among patients with RA
4/18/2017 “In an effort to improve [cardiovascular disease] CVD screening, we implemented an electronic reminder and decision support tool to increase provider awareness of the importance of assessing and managing CVD risk in [rheumatoid arthritis] RA,” Ayobami ...
Certolizumab pegol shows long-term safety in treating RA
4/18/2017 In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, certolizumab pegol - as monotherapy or combined with methotrexate - led to improvements in clinical and patient-reported outcomes that were maintained through 304 weeks and had a safety profile that was no ...
Calabrese details prevention of serious infections in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
4/18/2017 For the risk of tuberculosis (TB), Calabrese cited a study in Arthritis & Rheumatology which found glucocorticoid use of no more than 15 mg per day had a 2.8 odds ratio and use of at least 15 mg per day had a 7.7 odds ratio.
Ritchlin reviews treatments for psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
4/18/2017 He discussed bimekizumab, which showed high efficacy for skin and joints, as well as no major safety concerns, in a proof-of-concept study of patients with psoriatic arthritis that was presented at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2016.
Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'
4/18/2017 The options were to self-medicate in the comfort of my own home or go to hospital, where they would only be able to give me pain relief, but nothing to treat the direct source of the flare up, without consulting a rheumatologist. So, I ask you, is it ...
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) Therapeutics Market to Witness a Pronounce Growth During 2016 – 2024 ...
4/18/2017 According to the American College of Rheumatology, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects one in 1000 children, it is also inter related with ethnicity.
Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers given early and aggressive treatment live 'better and longer lives'
4/18/2017 Dr Natalie Carter, head of research liaison and evaluation at Arthritis Research UK, added: “This study confirms how important early diagnosis and the commencement of treatment is.
UA softball coach pitches in for arthritis center fundraiser
4/18/2017 “There is a shortage of rheumatologists nationwide and here in Tucson. We want to continue to expand our programs to try to meet the need for caring for patients with arthritis in clinics where different specialties can practice together to provide ...
3 Things You Should Know About Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis
4/18/2017 The drugs work by curbing the body's out-of-control immune system response that causes psoriatic arthritis. “DMARDs work by curbing your immune system, and, as a result, reduce inflammation,” says rheumatologist Howard R. Smith, MD. Doctors often ...
Health Care Policy Must Meet Growing Demand for Arthritis Care
4/18/2017 According to the report, 1 in 4 Americans now live with arthritis, and approximately 79 million will have arthritis by the year 2040.