What to Do After Anti-TNF Failure in RA

When a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has an inadequate response or doesn’t tolerate the first anti-TNF drug they’re prescribed, what is the next step? Three RA specialists weigh in.

No Higher Cancer Risk in SpA Patients on TNF Inhibitors

Are patients with spondyloarthritis who take a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) at increased risk for cancer? A new study says no.

Actemra Found Steroid Sparing in PMR

A small study showed that tocilizumab (Actemra) is effective for treating polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) with pronounced steroid-sparing effects.

PsA Patients See Benefit from Cosentyx

A new study shows clinically meaningful benefits on patient-reported outcomes for psoratic arthritis patients taking secukinumab(Cosentyx).

Pregabalin May Be Linked to Birth Defects

Pregabalin, approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain, was linked to an increased risk of major birth defects, according to a recent study published in the online issue of Neurology.

Allopurinol Treatment Tied to Lower Afib Risk

The gout drug allopurinol was associated with a decrease in atrial fibrillation, particularly when taken for long periods of time, a new study shows.

How to Avoid Misdiagnosis

A doctor-to-doctor session at the American College of Physicians in Washington revealed that the way your doctor feels about you could lead to diagnostic errors.

Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in RA

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, but is the risk high enough to warrant primary prevention with statins and aspirin for all patients? Expert physicians weigh in.

Cardiovascular Disease Risks High in Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study shows.

JIA Women at Risk of Heart Disease

Are women with a history of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at greater risk for heart disease? A new study says yes.

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