Being inactive (zero 10-min bouts/week in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity [MVPA]) is associated with a higher risk of developing functional limitation in adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA), regardless of sedentary category, a study has found.
Treatment with tocilizumab, an interleukin (IL)-6 receptor antagonist, is effective for corticosteroid sparing in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA), suggests a study. However, tocilizumab allows for a prolonged remission in fewer than half of the patients following treatment discontinuation.
A team rehabilitation for 4 weeks confers benefits on body composition, level of physical functioning, activity, and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) for up to 12 months in patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA), a study has shown.
Among women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and/or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures, embryo transfer at the blastocyst stage and corticosteroid use prior to ART appear to improve chances of a live birth, a study has found.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), comorbidities tend to result in higher annual healthcare expenditure, lower likelihood of employment, higher rates of absenteeism, and lower income, according to a study. Heart failure (HF), despite its lower prevalence, is associated with the highest incremental expenditure and lowest chance of employment compared with other common comorbid conditions.
Use of apremilast does not provide any clinical benefit in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but the safety and tolerability of this treatment are consistent with its known profile, reports a study.
In patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), treatment with secukinumab leads to improvement in enthesitis at overall Maastricht AS Enthesitis Score (MASES) and axial sites, results of a recent study have shown.
Men diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis prior to and during the peak of reproductive age appear to have impaired fertility, with most being childless and having fertility problems, according to data from the iFAME-Fertility study.