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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Rheumatology Network's highlights from the week ending April 2, 2022.
“The effects of coffee consumption on SUA levels and gout risk are controversial,” investigators explained. “There have hitherto been no reports based on its effects that consider pleiotropy.”
Patients with rheumatic disease were more likely to have a Pulmonary X-Ray Severity score >9, were more likely to require mechanical ventilation, and had a higher risk of death when compared with controls.
Chronic stressors may play an important role in the development of chronic pain, leading to excess cortisol production and disruption to the body's sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
“[Some] Patients may benefit from switching to a fully human biologic, such as IV-golimumab, to control disease activity/improve drug tolerance," investigators stated.
Influenza vaccination rates remain low within patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Investigators urge rheumatologists to encourage vaccination acceptance as a part of routine care.