Slides summarize of a Twitter-based journal club, pondering a randomized study of tapering TNF inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis. Many questions about the study design; more about tapering practices already in clinical use, which are addressed in Part 2.
Expert rheumatologists examine patterns of treatment failure in gout, in light of six recent guidelines on the condition. This brief slide show based on their review summarizes basics about the guidelines and the clues to optimal treatment, linking to the review itself.
A new app-based registry focusing on rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis aims to use patient-generated data to resolve important unanswered clinical questions. Its rheumatologist sponsor urges you to encourage patients to join up.
Studies on banked cells from humans in different regions of the world reveal that many genes that control immune function behave differently in winter and summer. They are more pro-inflammatory in the winter.