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Prescribing rheumatologists discussed drug interactions, costs, contraindications, and severity of side effects with less than 50% of the patients in the study to whom they had prescribed disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
With ever-growing data that the inflammation in rheumatic conditions can go hand-in-hand with cardiovascular inflammation, two different studies seek to broaden rheumatology’s approach to dangerous conditions it may influence.
Nancy Lane, MD, shared a rheumatologist's perspective in treating patients who suffer pain and osteoporosis.
Nancy Lane, MD, discussed her team's study on abaloparatide, a new preparation of a hormone, and how it can stimulate bone formation.
Speaking at ACR 2016, the current chair of the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) presented data that showed that a combination of inflammatory drugs may inhibit ankylosis, the painful fusion of bones.
According to Lori Fitzpatrick, MD, additional findings showed that regardless of age, whether or not patients have had vertebral or non-vertebral fractures, treatment with abaloparatide worked.
Abaloparatide-sc can benefit postmenopausal women with osteoporosis by helping increase greater bone mineral density, since building bone strength is important for these women's health.
Researchers who evaluated adverse events in a large sample of patients taking NSAIDs for arthritis came to a surprising conclusion: celecoxib is the safest of three drugs studied.
A new study out of Ireland examined the prevalence of extra-articular manifestations in axial spondyloarthritis, and found that women were at significantly higher risk for inflammatory bowel disease and uveitis than men.

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