03-04-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article
Omega-3 PUFAs may have limited benefits in PsA
News in brief
Trial results suggest that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation has no effect on disease activity but could reduce requirement for pain relief in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
30-03-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article
Knee replacement practice in OA patients questioned
Results of a study published in The BMJ suggest that total knee replacement has “minimal effects” on quality of life among patients with knee osteoarthritis, and restricting surgery to those with more severe disease would improve cost-effectiveness of the procedure in the USA.
BMJ 2017; 356: j1131
27-03-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article
Rituximab falls short in Sjögren's syndrome trial
Treatment with two courses of rituximab does not reduce fatigue or oral dryness among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome, results of the TRACTISS trial suggest.
Arthritis Rheumatol 2017; Advance online publication
20-02-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article
Baricitinib shows promise in patients with RA
Results of the RA-BEAM trial suggest that baricitinib may improve clinical outcomes relative to placebo or adalimumab among patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have an inadequate response to methotrexate.
N Engl J Med 2017; 376: 652–662
17-01-2017 | Pulmonary hypertension | News | Article
NT-proBNP promising biomarker for SSc-PAH
N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide may be more accurate than B-type natriuretic peptide for detecting and monitoring pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis, study findings suggest.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016; Advance online publication
15-08-2016 | Oncology | News | Article
RA diagnosis negatively affects cancer survival
Among elderly patients who develop cancer, the risk of mortality is higher for those with versus without rheumatoid arthritis, finds a US population-based study.
Arthritis Care Res 2016; Advance online publication