Friday, June 29, 2018

Forgetfulness a strong barrier to treatment adherence in lupus, vasculitis patients

While self-reported adherence to treatment appears to be high for both systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis, patient forgetfulness remains a strong barrier, according to a research.

Diacerein superior to glucosamine plus chondroitin for mild knee osteoarthritis

Diacerein appears to be more effective than glucosamine plus chondroitin for patients with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis, according to a study.

Lenabasum shows promise for diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis

The selective cannabinoid receptor type 2 agonist lenabasum exhibited an acceptable safety profile while improving outcomes in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis, according to results of a phase II study.

Maternal RA tied to increased risk of multiple adverse outcomes

Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to have premature delivery or baby of low birth weight compared with women without RA, according to a study.

Ixekizumab safe in patients with psoriatic arthritis

Analysis of pooled data from three phase III trials (SPIRIT-P1, -P2, and -P3) reveals that ixekizumab (IXE), a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A, is a safe treatment for patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), according to a study.

NSAIDs atop TNFi may reduce radiographic progression in AS

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) derived a greater benefit from tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in terms of less radiographic progression when they also took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), suggests a cohort study.

AS patients twice as likely to harm selves

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are nearly twice as likely to harm themselves compared with the general population, a Canadian study has shown, highlighting the need for tailored preventive strategies in these patients.

Forgetfulness a strong barrier to treatment adherence in lupus, vasculitis patients

While self-reported adherence to treatment appears to be high for both systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis, patient forgetfulness re...