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  1. Tocilizumab and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Direct Comparison Among Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients. Tocilizumab was associated with a CVD risk comparable to that for etanercept as well as a number of other biologics used for the treatment of RA. PubMed, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2019 Aug;71(8):1004-1018. (Also see Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Clinical Trials) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  2. Effect of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on bone structure and strength in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. Despite longer disease duration, bDMARD-treated PsA patients benefit from higher bone mass and better bone strength than PsA patients receiving methotrexate or no DMARDs. PubMed, Arthritis Res Ther, 2019 Jul 3;21(1):162. (Also see Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and Disease-Modifying Anti_Rheumatic Drugs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  3. The effects of methotrexate (MTX) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) combination therapy vs methotrexate monotherapy in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. In contrast to indirect comparison review data, MTX–HCQ seems somewhat more effective after 6 months than MTX monotherapy in early RA patients. Rheumatology, 09/06/2018. (Also see Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  4. Ability of disease–modifying antirheumatic drugs to prevent or delay rheumatoid arthritis (RA) onset: a systematic literature review and meta–analysis (MA). This MA demonstrates that early therapeutic intervention may significantly reduce the risk of RA onset in this very first phase of the disease. PubMed, Ann rheumatologist Dis, 06/08/2018. (Also see Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  5. The risk of malignancy and its incidence in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with biologic DMARDs. In early RA patients, bDMARD use decreases the overall risk of developing malignancies; however, it does not affect the risk of developing hematologic malignancies. PubMed, Arthritis Res Ther, 2017 Dec 15;19(1):277. (Also see DMARDs and Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  6. Dosing down and then discontinuing biologic therapy (bDMARD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a review of the literature. In patients who have achieved low disease activity or remission, down–titration and discontinuation of bDMARD therapy may be attempted, with careful monitoring. PubMed, Int J rheumatologist Dis, 12/04/2017. (Also see Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  7. Metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) : a systematic review and meta–analysis. HCQ may benefit the metabolic profile and to a lesser extent cardiovascular events in patients with RA, which suggests its usefulness combined with other conventional synthetic disease–modifying antirheumatic drugs. PubMed, Ann rheumatologist Dis, 09/25/2017. (Also see DMARDs and Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  8. Evaluation of a patient decision aid (PtDA) for initiating disease modifying anti–rheumatic drugs. The PtDA can be a valuable aid in improving patient participation in decision–making about disease modifying anti–rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). BioMed Central, Arthritis Research & Therapy, 10/28/2016. (Also see DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  9. Impact of disease activity and treatment of comorbidities on the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in rheumatoid arthritis. C–reactive protein (CRP) was associated with risk of MI and the results underline the importance of tight disease control taking not only global disease activity, but also CRP as an individual marker into account. Bio Med Central, Arthritis Research & Therapy, 08/05/2016. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  10. Treatment patterns and costs for anti–TNFα biologic therapy in patients with psoriatic arthritis. While the majority of patients received only one line of anti–TNFα therapy, a subset of patients switched to multiple lines of therapy during the 3–year follow-up period. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 06/14/2016. (Also see Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and DMARD's) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  11. Safety of treatments for primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Synthetic DMARDs have not shown much efficacy in earlier studies, while biologic DMARDs show promising results regarding efficacy and cause mostly mild adverse events. PubMed, Expert Opin Drug Saf, 01/25/2016. (Also see Treatments for Symptoms of Sjögren’s Syndrome and DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
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