Increased Use of Biologics Contributes to Decreased Use of Assistive Devices for Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Could the decline in use of assistive mechanical devices among patients with rheumatoid arthritis be partially attributed to the increased use of targeted treatment approaches?

Denosumab May Improve Bone Quality in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment with Prolia (denosumab) injection for osteoporosis may actually stop the progression of bone erosion and increase bone mineral density or BMD in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who also take methotrexate.

Gout Is Associated with Heart Dysfunction

Recent study findings suggest that gout is associated with heart dysfunction

Targeting Inflammation Early May Help with Pain Prevention in Knee Osteoarthritis

A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology finds that inflammation, not bone marrow lesions, contribute to increased sensitivity to pain in knee osteoarthritis.

Who Is Likely to Go from Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis?

The number of patients with psoriasis who may go on to develop psoriatic arthritis is much higher than previously estimated, according to recent study findings.

Orencia (abatacept) Safe and Effective for Patients with RA and Inactive Hepatitis B Infection

Recently published study findings highlight the safety and efficacy profile of Orencia for patients with RA and inactive hepatitis B virus infection.

Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Delving Deep to Cover the Grey Areas

Dr. Megan Clowse, a specialist in rheumatology and pregnancy with Duke University, addresses important pregnancy-related questions for women with RA during the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting.

Steroid shots: Helpful for long-term in knee OA?

Steroid injections have shown to be effective for short-term pain relief associated with knee OA, but does it help with structural damage?

European Medicines Agency approves second biosimilar for Enbrel

The European Medicines Agency approves a second biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis.

RA patients with fibromyalgia may need to be assessed for pain more often

Researchers assessed patients with RA and fibromyalgia to examine quality of life and level of functioning.