Aerobic fitness programmes do not confer added benefits for either disease activity or physical function and biological parameters compared with standard physiotherapy in the management of patients with axial spondyloarthritis, a study has found.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease control appears to be better with continued 4-mg baricitinib treatment than with a 2-mg dose step-down approach, according to substudy data from the ongoing phase III RA-BEYOND extension trial.
A novel light therapy which combines infrared, red and violet light emitted through LEDs* appears safe and improves the conditions of finger ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), a pilot study shows.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk of developing hyperuricaemia or gout in the first year after diagnosis of OSA, regardless of body mass index, according to a study.
A recent study has shown an association between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and increased prevalence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy independent of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Such association supports the indication for thorough CVD risk assessment in AS patients.
Treatment with either anakinra or tocilizumab results in minimal disease activity in a significant number of patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a recent study has shown. Response to treatment appears to be similar despite better adherence observed with tocilizumab.
Initiation of abatacept (ABA) vs tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) leads to a 20-percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a large cohort of insured patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a US study has shown.
Continued therapy with the tumour necrosis factor inhibitor adalimumab appears to yield a higher rate of maintenance of remission in patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpa) as opposed to treatment withdrawal, according to the results of the ABILITY-3 study.
The clinical patterns and renal outcomes in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) – a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) – have become less severe over the last 5 decades, translating to better long-term renal survival, according to a study.
The causes, presentations and management of anaphylaxis vary considerably with age, according to a recent Singapore study, which reported that children are more likely to present with food anaphylaxis, while drug anaphylaxis is more common in adults.
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels remained high in many patients with stable or acute coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asia, despite having a very high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) events, indicating that the use of lipid-lowering therapies and lipid monitoring were inadequate.
Substituting diets high in carbohydrates with those high in monounsaturated fatty acids in the context of low saturated fatty acids do not appear to yield favourable effects on blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis.