United Rheumatology Newsfeed
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps biologic drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told Healio Family Medicine.The agreement between the three countries announced on Nov. 30, but … Read moreHow US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research
Remission and low disease activity in psoriatic arthritis, as defined by the Disease Activity Index for Psoriatic Arthritis, better detected patients’ definition of remission and low disease activity compared to “very low disease … Read moreDAPSA-based remission better detects patient-perceived remission in PsA
The FDA has approved a mobile medical app that could increase the time a patient participates in an outpatient treatment program for opioid use disorder, according to a FDA press release.The app (reSET-O, … Read moreFDA clears app for patients in treatment for opioid use disorder
Juvenile dermatomyositis increases patients’ hospital stays and inpatient cost of care, particularly among Hispanic and other non-white populations, according to data published in Pediatric Rheumatology.“This study is important because it evaluates which children … Read moreHospitalizations longer, costlier for children with juvenile dermatomyositis
CHICAGO – Treatment with tofacitinib results in a numerically higher, but not statistically significant, risk for venous thromboembolism versus tumor necrosis factor inhibitors among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings presented at … Read moreTofacitinib does not confer meaningful increase in risk for venous thromboembolism
Learning how RA develops may ultimately allow doctors to detect and diagnose it sooner. The post How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Actually Start? New Study Confirms ‘Outside-In’ Hypothesis appeared first on CreakyJoints.
It’s normal to have questions (okay, a lot of questions) about taking methotrexate. Is it really a cancer drug? Can you drink alcohol? Get answers here. The post 11 Common Questions About Taking … Read more11 Common Questions About Taking Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis (and Answers to Relieve Your Anxiety)
Say hello to your new best friend: the heated mattress pad. The post 30 Tips and Tricks to Make Mornings with Arthritis Less Sucky appeared first on CreakyJoints.
Overdoing it on added sugar can contribute to inflammation. Here’s how to eat less sugar without quitting cold turkey. The post 10 Tricks to Cut Out Sugar and Improve Arthritis Symptoms (and Not … Read more10 Tricks to Cut Out Sugar and Improve Arthritis Symptoms (and Not Even Miss It)
There’s no burn with this version, patients report. The post What It’s Like to Take the Citrate-Free Version of Humira, According to Patients Who’ve Tried It appeared first on CreakyJoints.
A new study found that patients discharged from hospital during the December holiday period are less likely to have prompt outpatient follow-up and are at higher risk of death or readmission within 30 … Read moreHealthcare Roundup—Patients admitted during December holidays at higher risk of death, readmission
Healthcare has had its problems and it’s time to evolve again, according to Zubin Damania, M.D., better known as ZDoggMD on social media. Damania was one of several keynote speakers at the Institute … Read moreZDoggMD: It's time for healthcare to look to version 3.0
Quality measurement and improvement has become increasingly complex, and health system board members may struggle to keep up.
The Trump administration has touted its focus on drug prices, unveiling several policy initiatives aimed at reducing costs over the last year. In 2019, it may begin narrowing its focus to Part B, … Read moreCMS may narrow its focus on drug costs to Part B
The company and a top official pleaded guilty for failing to warn U.S. hospitals about the risk of infection from gastrointestinal scopes despite evidence of risk in Europe.
Rheumatology Advisor Newsfeed
JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of … Read moreUnproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics
Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an … Read moreTreat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs
The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid … Read moreBreast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?
In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse, … Read moreFDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized