In patients with sarcopenia, vitamin D supplementation in combination with protein increases muscle strength but falls short of improving muscle mass or performance, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) in combination with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) does not appear to be any better than TNFi monotherapy at improving disease activity or Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), reports a study. However, the combination therapy may improve TNFi survival.
Nearly one-fifth of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop ocular complications, as do one-quarter to one-third of those with connective tissue diseases and vasculitis, according to a recent study.
The use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), either alone or in combination with other glucose-lowering medications (GLM), does not seem to exacerbate the risk of sustaining fractures, a new study has found.
Patients with knee osteoarthritis may do well to spend more time in bare feet than wearing footwear and performing moderate physical activity, as the latter may increase instead of lower the risk of pain flares, a study reports.