Investigators identified risk factors for repeat surgical intervention after initial arthrotomy for presumed septic arthritis of the hip.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis with chronic hepatitis B virus infection demonstrated greater radiographic progression and poorer clinical response at 1 year.
Attaining low RA disease activity may reduce risk for serious infections.
Discontinuing methotrexate for 2 weeks following flu vaccine may improve the immunogenicity of the vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The objective of the study was to evaluate initial serologic responses to the 13-valent protein-conjugated and the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine.
Temporary cessation of methotrexate after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients with HCV are at risk for several extrahepatic sequelae. Find out what they are and the new treatment options for managing HCV in patients with rheumatic symptoms.
Temporarily stopping methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis improves the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccine.
Bi-directional mechanisms linking periodontal disease to the development of rheumatoid arthritis may offer biomarkers for the development of RA and treatment objectives that influence the courses of both inflammatory conditions.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Staphylococcus aureus infection have more complications and a higher mortality rate than those without rheumatoid arthritis.
An expert Q&A with Florian Kern, PhD, deputy director of research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK, who makes the case that cytomegalovirus is a major driver of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
A prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluates efficacy of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Three-dose tocilizumab combined with csDMARDs might increase the risk of HBV reactivation in RA patients with chronic HBV infection.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, low baseline hepatitis B surface antibody titers are significant risk factors for HBV reactivation.
Antibody concentrations against antigen epitopes of the oral pathogen P gingivalis appear to increase prior to the onset of RA symptoms, suggesting that P gingivalis may be associated with RA pathogenesis.
A latent cytomegalovirus infection causes chronic infection phenotype in CD8+ cells.
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