News 11 June 2019

Tocilizumab may repair bone erosion in RA: study

Treatment with tocilizumab may aid repair of bone erosions in people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a small study suggests.
Specialist Update 07 June 2019 Clare Pain

Tocilizumab may repair bone erosion in RA: study

Treatment with tocilizumab may aid repair of bone erosions in people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a small study suggests.
Specialist Update 05 June 2019 Reuters Health

Upadacitinib monotherapy effective in refractory RA

Monotherapy with the JAK1-selective inhibitor upadacitinib is effective in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have an inadequate response to methotrexate, according to results of a phase 3 trial.
Specialist Update 23 May 2019 Clare Pain

5 recommendations for treating antiphospholipid syndrome

New guidelines for the management of antiphospholipid syndrome in adults have been published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases with low-dose aspirin, warfarin and heparin being recommended therapies.
Specialist Update 23 May 2019 Lydia Hales

Non-biologic treatments hit targets in children with JIA

Many children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) could achieve inactive or minimally active disease with non-biologic treatments, a study suggests.
Specialist Update 23 May 2019 Reuters Health

Do biologics put RA patients at risk of infection after arthroplasty?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are having a joint replacement are more likely to face an infection risk from glucocorticoids than from a biologic they may be prescribed, a US study suggests.
News 16 May 2019 Jocelyn Wright

Plasma injections cut pain in knee OA

Controversial injections of platelet-rich plasma used for so-called vampire facials and musculoskeletal injuries may reduce pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, a sports medicine doctor says.
News 16 May 2019 Heather Saxena

Glucosamine linked to lower CVD risk

People who take glucosamine for osteoarthritis pain could also be reducing their risk of stroke and death from heart disease, according to a large international study.
News 15 May 2019 Heather Saxena

Glucosamine linked to lower CVD risk

People who take glucosamine for osteoarthritis pain could also be reducing their risk of stroke and death from heart disease, according to a large international study.
News 13 May 2019

Why do women with inflammatory arthritis have smaller families?

Most women with inflammatory arthritis choose to limit the number of children they have, a survey shows.