Timely therapeutic strategies appear to effectively manage gastrointestinal (GI) risk in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients undergoing treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as shown in a recent study.
The risk of worse maternal and neonatal events tends to be higher among women with rheumatic arthritis (RA), while such risk is similar between women with and without spondyloarthritis (SpA), a recent study has shown.
In patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA), the presence of knee chondrocalcinosis (CC) does not appear exert any influence on the risk of arthroplasty or disease progression at 5 years, according to a study.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients who quit smoking may benefit from improved disease activity, better lipid profiles and reduced frequency of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, as suggested in a recent study.
Combination sequential therapy appears to be a beneficial alternative to monotherapy, leading to improved survival in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a study has shown.
Men with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are more likely to develop coronary artery calcifications (CAC) than age- and sex-matched controls, a recent study has shown. Such risk among patients with SLE is associated with older age, increasing chronic damage and cumulative dose of corticosteroids.