Rheumatoid Arthritis   

Questions discussed in this category

Recent articles regarding the use of JAK-Inhibition in RA have suggested to avoid in patients with increased CV risk.  However, RA itself is cons...

For example, would it be appropriate to consider JAK inhibitor therapy as preferable to TNF-alpha inhibitor in patients with heart failure with reduce...

Hepatitis screening labs revealing Hep B ag and core positivity with positive PCR

How does a diagnosis of active RA inform your treatment approach for patients with breast cancer, if at all? 

Would you change the treatment to rituxan or continue orencia with regular dermatology follow up?

Would you discontinue Methotrexate and TNF inhibitors even if previously no side effects from these medications, and would you consider Cyclophosphami...

Would you use immunosuppression in patients several years after curative treatment for melanoma?

Does Quantiferon gold replace the need for baseline chest x-ray screen? 

Giving "rescue therapy" to patients in the combination group implies that there is room to escalate to the dose at enrollment. 

Withdrawal of methotrexate may lead to more disease flares and lack of recoverability with other TNF inhibitors.

Usual clinical practice is to add TNFi once methotrexate monotherapy has failed. If this is the case in these patients, it would seem to increase the ...

While classically described as seen in seropositive patients, have they been reported in seronegative RA?

Specifically: starting dose, rapidity of up-titration, frequency of lab monitoring, frequency of office visits, and timing of assessment for treatment...

Reduced requirements for documentation by CMS in 2021 with respect to billing and coding have raised new questions about what aspects of physician exa...

Due to the shortage of rheumatologists, primary care physicians may need to manage some rheumatologic issues.

Papers discussed in this category

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Arthritis Rheumatol, 2016 Jan

Clin. Rheumatol., 2017 Aug 18

Archives of internal medicine, 2008-09-22

Arthritis and rheumatism, 2010-06

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Eur J Rheumatol, 2017 Feb 23

Rev Bras Reumatol Engl Ed, 2016 Mar 16

Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.), 2016-11

Annals of the rheumatic diseases, 2019-04

Southern medical journal, 2016-11

Annals of the rheumatic diseases, 2011-05

Atherosclerosis, 2015 Aug 28

Clin Rheumatol, 2012 Nov 22

Ann Pharmacother,

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2016 Jan

JAMA network open, 2018-11-02

Rheumatol Int, 2020 Sep 18

N Engl J Med,

Mediterr J Rheumatol, 2020 Jun 11

J Rheumatol, 2014 Aug 15

Ann Clin Lab Sci,

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J, 2021 Feb 16

Clin Rheumatol, 2020 Mar 23

Ann Rheum Dis, 2019 Aug 14

Arthritis Rheumatol, 2021 Mar 24

Arthritis Rheum,

JAMA Netw Open, 2021 Feb 01

Rheumatology (Oxford),

Arthritis and rheumatism, 1992-08

Arthritis and rheumatism, 1995-12

Arthritis care & research, 2019-11

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2019 Dec

Int J Rheum Dis, 2020 Sep 10

J Rheumatol, 2015 Jul 15


Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.), 2016-01

Ann Intern Med, 2020 Sep 22

Ann Rheum Dis, 2021 May 28

RMD Open,

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2019 Nov 29

Semin Arthritis Rheum, 2008 Dec 31

Ann Intern Med, 2021 Aug 31

Lancet Oncol., 2013-10-01

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2021 Jul

Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken), 2018 Aug 22

Ann Rheum Dis, 2016 Oct 03

N Engl J Med,

Arthritis Rheumatol, 2021 Mar 24