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Comparing tofacitinib and baricitinib for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a real-world setting

Comparing tofacitinib and baricitinib for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a real-world setting

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of tofacitinib (Xeljanz) and baricitinib (Olumiant) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a real-world setting. The data showed that tofacitinib and baricitinib had similar effectiveness and safety but clinical responses may depend on previous use of anti-rheumatic drugs. Some...

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Can allergy and respiratory medications be used for rheumatoid arthritis?

Can allergy and respiratory medications be used for rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of rupatadine (RUP; Rupafin) and montelukast (MON; Singulair) as additive therapies for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that RUP and MON provided clinical and functional improvements in these patients. Some background RA is a chronic autoimmune,...

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How effective is bazedoxifene in preventing bone loss due to glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

How effective is bazedoxifene in preventing bone loss due to glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the effectiveness of bazedoxifene (Duavee) in the prevention of bone loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while receiving low-dose glucocorticoid (GC) treatments. The data showed improved bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced bone turnover markers (BTMs) in these patients. Some background RA is a...

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Can unacceptable pain be predicted in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis based on inflammation?

Can unacceptable pain be predicted in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis based on inflammation?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the duration, level, and predictors of unacceptable pain during the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with and without low inflammation. The authors concluded that over a 5-year period, more than one-third of patients studied had unacceptable pain that was linked to lower swollen joints. Some background...

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Is switching first-line targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis within 6 months of not reaching disease remission better than a traditional approach?

Is switching first-line targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis within 6 months of not reaching disease remission better than a traditional approach?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether switching a first-line targeted therapy (TT) within 6 months of not attaining low disease activity (LDA) enhances the chance of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) achieving their target at the 12-month visit. The data showed an increased chance of achieving a target of remission or LDA at the...

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Is filgotinib with background methotrexate an option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Is filgotinib with background methotrexate an option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the benefit of two doses of filgotinib (Jyseleca) with adalimumab (Humira) and placebo, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with methotrexate (MTX; Otrexup). The data showed that filgotinib reduced RA signs, improved physical activity, prevented structural joint damage progression, and was...

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Predicting the effectiveness of certolizumab pegol in rheumatoid arthritis by serum tumor necrosis factor alpha levels after 24 hours.

Predicting the effectiveness of certolizumab pegol in rheumatoid arthritis by serum tumor necrosis factor alpha levels after 24 hours.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-6, and serum certolizumab pegol (CZP; Cimzia) levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with CZP. The authors concluded that CZP was highly effective in patients with low serum TNFα levels at 24 hours after...

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Do biological DMARDs affect fracture risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Do biological DMARDs affect fracture risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the effect of using biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) on fracture risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data suggest no evidence that the use of bDMARDs impacts fracture risk in these patients. Some background RA is a chronic, systemic (affects the whole body) inflammatory...

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Can COVID-19 vaccines be used in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases?

Can COVID-19 vaccines be used in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study described the guidelines from the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs). The CRA recommended the use of Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccines for patients with ARDs. Some background ARDs include chronic, inflammatory conditions such as...

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How effective are resistance exercises in rheumatoid arthritis treatment?

How effective are resistance exercises in rheumatoid arthritis treatment?

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of resistance exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that resistance exercise can significantly improve disease activity in these patients. Some background RA is a progressive, autoimmune, inflammatory disease that affects multiple joints in the body. RA activity is...

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Can low disease activity be achieved with a modern treatment approach in pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis?

Can low disease activity be achieved with a modern treatment approach in pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether a modern treatment approach is suitable in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that were pregnant or intended to become pregnant. The authors concluded that low disease activity (LDA) and remission are possible with a modern approach in these women. Some background RA is an inflammatory disease....

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Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the link between smoking and seropositivity levels of specific autoantibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that patients with RA who were current smokers had significantly higher seropositivity levels than those that never smoked. Some background Smoking is an environmental risk...

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