Arthritis & Rheumatism

Consensus statement issued on management of foot, ankle gout

(HealthDay)—The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners-Orthopedics Specialty Practice Group have issued a new joint clinical consensus statement on the etiology, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Combo therapy not needed if low RA disease activity achieved

(HealthDay)—Once low rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity is achieved with tocilizumab (TCZ) plus methotrexate (MTX), patients can discontinue MTX without significant disease worsening, according to a study published ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood tests

New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity ...

Oncology & Cancer

Endoscopic evaluation advised in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(HealthDay)—For elderly adults diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endoscopic evaluation may be recommended even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a letter to the editor published in the August ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Tofacitinib ups rheumatoid arthritis treatment response

(HealthDay)—The addition of tofacitinib to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment regimens improves patient response to non-biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to a study published in the Aug. ...

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