Adults with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with inadequate response or intolerance to biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) may benefit from treatment with the selective Janus kinase (JAK)-1 inhibitor filgotinib, the phase III FINCH 2* trial shows.
Progression of skin fibrosis* within 1 year is associated with long-term deterioration in lung function and worse survival in individuals with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc), according to data from the EUSTAR** cohort.
A transitional care rehabilitation programme incorporating occupational therapy and cognitive behavioural coaching informed by sensor monitoring effectively improves daily functioning at 6 months as compared with usual care among older adults recovering from hip fracture, as shown in a study.
Privacy and transparency are among the core points to consider when utilizing big data in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders (RMDs), according to the first EULAR-endorsed recommendations for use of big datasets in research.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 July 2019 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Switching to a monotherapy treatment with the oral JAK1*-selective inhibitor upadacitinib a monotherapy ofsignificantly improves clinical and functional outcomes compared with continuing the csDMARD** methotrexate in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an inadequate response to methotrexate, according to the SELECT-MONOTHERAPY study.
The antinerve growth factor fasinumab delivers significant analgesic effects in patients experiencing moderate-to-severe pain from osteoarthritis, including those benefitting little from a previous analgesic, according to the results of a phase IIB/III trial.
A combination of tocilizumab and methotrexate reduced disease activity at 2 years compared with methotrexate plus prednisone in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an effect not demonstrated with tocilizumab monotherapy.
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) updates its recommendations for diagnosing gout, putting emphasis on three diagnostic approaches: establishing monosodium urate crystal deposition via synovial fluid analysis, identifying suggestive and associated clinical features of gout and hyperuricaemia, or performing imaging studies for evidence of MSU crystals.
A new noninvasive risk score―incorporating factors such as waist circumference, age, sex, and histories of hyperglycaemia and diabetes in the family― reliably identifies those at high dysglycaemia risk, reports a new Saudi Arabia study.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.