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Substantial role for diet in gout refuted


A meta-analysis published in The BMJ suggests that diet only explains a small proportion of variation in serum uric acid levels, with genetic variation making a much larger contribution to hyperuricemia risk.

19-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Exercise does not harm the knee joints in those with knee OA

Contrary to the belief of some patients, exercise does not harm the knee joints in those at risk for or with knee osteoarthritis, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.


Arthritis Care Res 2018; doi:10.1002/acr.23786

18-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

‘Excellent’ long-term outcomes with early remission-targeted DMARD therapy in RA patients

The majority of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis who are treated with an initial combination of conventional DMARDs and prednisolone have favorable clinical outcomes for up to 10 years, researchers report.


Arthritis Care Res 2018; doi:10.1002/acr.23782

18-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

No pain relief with etanercept for hand OA

Treatment with the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor etanercept does not reduce pain at 24 weeks, compared with placebo, in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, preliminary trial data show.


Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213202

17-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

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HIIT may be beneficial for PsA patients

Findings from a randomized trial indicate that high-intensity interval training may improve cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

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