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Compared with placebo, a team of researchers found that patients taking low-dose methotrexate (LD-MTX) experienced a variety of adverse events (AEs). They identified elevations in risks for skin cancer and gastrointestinal, infectious, pulmonary, and hematologic AEs. However, the authors noted in…
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By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with rheumatic diseases who are on tumor-necrosis-factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy can safely receive the live varicella zoster vaccine, without risking vaccine-related infection, a new study suggests. "Because patients with rheumatic diseases…
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Polypharmacy can predict clinical outcomes among persons with rheumatoid arthritis, according to results of a new study. The researchers evaluated data of 22,005 patients with RA enrolled in the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR-RA), an ongoing…
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According to recent study findings published online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, the recombinant zoster vaccine, as well as others, are associated with an increased risk of gout flares.   “The recombinant zoster vaccine containing a strong non-aluminium adjuvant is associated with…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday said two patents relating to Amgen Inc's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel (etanercept) were valid, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version. U.S. District Judge Claire Cecchi in Newark, New…
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Researchers at EULAR 2019 presented that remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is associated with 80% reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes, according to a press release.  Patients with the chronic inflammatory disease are known to be at higher risk for premature death compared…
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According to science presented at EULAR 2019, electrostimulation of the vagus nerve—the longest, most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves originating in the brain—could provide significant reductions in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.  “This is a really exciting development. For many patients…
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According to results from a study presented at EULAR 2019, new biomarkers ApoB:A1 ratio and metabolomic lipoprotein signatures have been identified for cardiovascular risk in  patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE). The researchers used in-depth metabolomics in order to…
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Opioids are often prescribed to individuals with acute gout who are discharged from an emergency department (ED), according to study findings. The researchers evaluated data from the Lifespan electronic health records system on 456 individuals with a primary diagnosis of gout who were discharged…
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Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are being prescribed opioids at a “concerning” rate, according to the researchers of a new study. To reach this conclusion, the researchers identified participants from the Truven MarketScan database from between January 1, 2012, and March 31, 2017. The…
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