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In Darwin’s Footsteps: Adaptation Through Innovation in Rheumatoid Arthritis – European Medical Journal

Prof Schett opened the session by explaining the overall theme and objectives of the symposium. Charles Darwin famously visited the Galápagos islands…

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Disease Burden in Axial Psoriatic Arthritis Differs Significantly by Gender

The burden of disease in patients with axial psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can differ significantly between genders, according to a new study published in Modern Rheumatology.

Systemic evaluation of the relationship between psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis: observational and Mendelian randomisation study

Objectives and methods With 432 513 samples from UK Biobank dataset, multivariable linear/logistic regression were used to estimate the relationship between psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and estimated bone mineral density (eBMD)/osteoporosis, controlling for potential confounders. Here, confounders were set in three ways: model0 (including age, height, weight, smoking and drinking), model1…

Contrasting contributions of TNF from distinct cellular sources in arthritis

Objectives Neutralisation of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is widely used as a therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, this therapy is only effective in less than a half of patients and is associated with several side effects. We hypothesised that TNF may possess non-redundant protective and immunomodulatory functions in vivo that cannot be blocked without a cost. The present work aimed to…

Sleep & Painsomnia – Living With Arthritis

By Rebecca Gillett, MS OTR/L – Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast Co-Host  Sleep and pain. These two words don’t play well together when you live with arthritis or any type of chronic illness that involves living with daily pain. Those of you who have joint pain know what I’m talking about when I say “painsomnia.” … Continue reading Sleep & Painsomnia →

Clinical outcomes of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune rheumatic diseases: a multicentric matched cohort study

Objectives The impact of inflammatory rheumatic diseases on COVID-19 severity is poorly known. Here, we compare the outcomes of a cohort of patients with rheumatic diseases with a matched control cohort to identify potential risk factors for severe illness. Methods In this comparative cohort study, we identified hospital PCR+COVID-19 rheumatic patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis (IA) or…

Most rheumatologists view Down syndrome-associated arthritis as synonymous with JIA

In a survey of adult and pediatric rheumatologists, 73% reported that they view Down syndrome-associated arthritis as the same disease as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, with 94% stating they use NSAIDs as treatment, according to findings published in Pediatric Rheumatology.“Traditionally, those with Down syndrome-associated arthritis have been approached similarly to patients with juvenile

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