Rheumatology Network's Top 5: October 15, 2022

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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Rheumatology Network's highlights from the week ending October 15, 2022.

Ozoralizumab Effectively Treats Active RA Without Methotrexate Co-Therapy

The study examined ozoralizumab without concomitant therapy, as methotrexate cannot be given to all patients with rheumatoid arthritis due to inadequate efficacy and tolerability.

One-Point Glucocorticoid-Free Treatment Status Associated with Absence of Chronic Damage in SLE

Preventing chronic damage accrual is one of the top treatment targets, as it is linked to increased mortality and decreased quality of life.

Methotrexate Break Prevents Impairment of Variant Neutralization After COVID-19 Booster Dose

The neutralizing serum activity against variants in patients receiving methotrexate only increased 20-23-fold after booster vaccination, while the serum activity in those in the non-immunosuppressed group increased 67-73-fold.

Probiotics Supplementation may Improve Symptoms of Hyperuricemia and Gout

Supplementation with probiotics was shown to improve hyperuricemia and symptoms of gout, among other inflammatory diseases such as juvenile arthritis (JIA), osteoarthritis (OA), osteoporosis and osteopenia, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriasis (PsO).

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