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September 24, 2021

Holding Mycophenolate Helps Immune Response to COVID Vaccination Holding Mycophenolate Helps Immune Response to COVID Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Withholding mycophenolate around the time of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 proved safe and […]
September 24, 2021

Factors Differ for Early vs Late TNFi Switch in AS Patients Factors Differ for Early vs Late TNFi Switch in AS Patients

Older age, higher subjective disease activity, and exercising for more than 120 minutes per week were three factors linked to patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who […]
September 23, 2021

RA Therapy Responders Show Unique Differences in Gut Microbiome RA Therapy Responders Show Unique Differences in Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome, previously shown to have an association with rheumatoid arthritis, may also provide signals of a patient’s disease prognosis, researchers at the Mayo Clinic […]
September 21, 2021

Targeting IL-23 Could Still Be Important for Axial SpA Treatment Targeting IL-23 Could Still Be Important for Axial SpA Treatment

Interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibition may still have a role to play in the treatment of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA), suggests research presented at the 12th International […]
September 17, 2021

European Agency Recommends Two New Adalimumab Biosimilars European Agency Recommends Two New Adalimumab Biosimilars

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended marketing authorization this week for two new adalimumab biosimilars, Hukyndra and Libmyris. The biosimilars, […]
September 16, 2021

csDMARDs Could Add to TNF Inhibitors’ Benefits in SpA csDMARDs Could Add to TNF Inhibitors’ Benefits in SpA

Better retention and remission rates with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) have been observed in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA) who were also treated with a conventional […]
September 16, 2021

Low RA Flare Rate Reported After Pfizer COVID Vaccination Low RA Flare Rate Reported After Pfizer COVID Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis in remission had a rate of flare following […]
September 16, 2021

Menopause Society Issues First Osteoporosis Advice for 10 Years Menopause Society Issues First Osteoporosis Advice for 10 Years

In the first revision to its guidance on the management of osteoporosis in a decade, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has issued an updated position […]
September 16, 2021

Cannabidiol Found No Better Than Placebo for Hand Arthritis Pain Cannabidiol Found No Better Than Placebo for Hand Arthritis Pain

Use of cannabidiol (CBD) as an add-on pain management technique in patients with either hand osteoarthritis (OA) or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) did not significantly decrease pain […]
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