Precision Medicine: Maximising Treatment Benefit for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Precision Medicine: Maximising Treatment Benefit for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

July 26, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 9th June 2016 as part of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2016 in London, UK Chairperson: Ernest Choy1 Speakers: Ernest Choy,1 Eric Ruderman,2 Cem Gabay,3 Georg Schett4 1. Cardiff University School of Medicine and University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK 2. Northwestern UniversityRead More

Think Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Consequences, and Management

Think Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Consequences, and Management

July 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 9th June 2016, as a part of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 17th annual congress in London, UK Chairpersons: Josef Smolen,1 Costantino Pitzalis2 Speakers: Josef Smolen,1 Costantino Pitzalis,2 Simon Jones,3 Frank McKenna4 1. Medical University of Vienna and Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, Austria 2.Read More

Editor’s Pick: TYRO3, AXL, and MERTK Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: Is There Evidence of Direct Involvement in Development and Onset of Sjögren’s Syndrome?

Editor’s Pick: TYRO3, AXL, and MERTK Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: Is There Evidence of Direct Involvement in Development and Onset of Sjögren’s Syndrome?

July 26, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

Diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome has been made difficult as it exhibits a similar symptomatology to other autoimmune conditions. This is just one aspect of the disorder that has frustrated attempts to better understand its genetic, environmental, and immunological basis. In the following paper, Wanchoo et al. provide some welcome headwayRead More

The Relevance of Hyperuricaemia

The Relevance of Hyperuricaemia

July 26, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Jan T. Kielstein,1 Anne-Kathrin Tausche2 1. Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Hannover Medical School, Hannover; Academic Teaching Hospital, Braunschweig, Germany 2. Department of Rheumatology, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany *Correspondence to kielstein@yahoo.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 05.05.16 Accepted: 26.5.16Read More

Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 26, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Erin M. Scanlon,1 Rekha Mankad,2 *John M. Davis III1 1. Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 2. Division of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA *Correspondence to davis.john4@mayo.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 02.03.16 Accepted: 03.05.16 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2016;3[1]:106-113. Abstract People withRead More

Psoriatic Arthritis: A Review

Psoriatic Arthritis: A Review

July 26, 2016 at 8:21 AM 0 comments

*Farrouq Mahmood,1 Philip Helliwell2 1. Rheumatology Specialist Registrar, Dewsbury District Hospital, North Kirklees, UK 2. Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK *Correspondence to farrouqmahmood@doctors.org.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 08.03.16 Accepted: 16.06.16 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol.Read More

Therapies in the Pipeline for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Therapies in the Pipeline for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

July 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM 0 comments

*Juan Felipe Betancur,1 Jose Fernando Molina,2 Gabriel J. Tobón3 1. Department of Internal Medicine, Clínica Medellín, Medellin, Colombia 2. Rheumatology Department, Reumalab-centro integral de reumatología, CES University, School of Medicine, Medellín, Colombia 3. Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Fundación Valle del Lili Cali, Colombia, ICESI University, School ofRead More

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies; Association with Overlap Myositis and Syndromes: Classification, Clinical Characteristics, and Associated Autoantibodies

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies; Association with Overlap Myositis and Syndromes: Classification, Clinical Characteristics, and Associated Autoantibodies

July 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM 0 comments

*Pari Basharat University of Western Ontario, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, London, Ontario, Canada *Correspondence to Pari.Basharat@sjhc.london.on.ca Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 16.02.16 Accepted: 12.04.16 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2016;3[1]:128-135. Abstract Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are traditionally identified as a group of disorders that targetRead More

American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) 2015 Meeting Highlights:  New Data on Canakinumab

American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) 2015 Meeting Highlights: New Data on Canakinumab

April 21, 2016 at 8:34 AM 0 comments

*Caroline Charles Scilink Medical Writing, Biarritz, France *Correspondence to scilink.mw@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Support: The publication of this article was funded by Novartis. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily of Novartis. Received: 25.11.15  Accepted: 19.04.16 Citation: EMJRead More

From Bench to Bedside: Targeting the IL-1β Pathway in Autoinflammatory Diseases

From Bench to Bedside: Targeting the IL-1β Pathway in Autoinflammatory Diseases

April 21, 2016 at 8:32 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 1st October 2015 as part  of ISSAID 2015: the International Society of Systemic Auto-inflammatory Diseases’ 8th International Congress of Familial Mediterranean Fever and Systemic Auto-inflammatory Diseases in Dresden, Germany Chairperson: Gerd Horneff1 Speakers: Angelo Ravelli,2 Jasmin B Kümmerle-Deschner,3 Fabrizio De Benedetti4 1. Asklepios Clinic, Sankt Augustin, Germany 2.Read More