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Take a few minutes to review the most noteworthy studies published on Rheumatology Network in 2022.
Despite gout being largely associated with White men, new data suggest gout and hyperuricemia impart a larger burden on other demographic groups, including Black men, Black women, and White women.
A statistically significant elevated risk of SLE was shown among women with low sleep, depression, and bodily pain when compared with those without these concomitant issues.
Investigators believe that coronary intervention, intensified medical therapy, and an aggressive risk factor optimization approach should be available to patients with rheumatic disease presenting with myocardial infarction whenever possible.
Holding methotrexate after the second COVID-19 vaccine dose is associated with similar immunogenicity and a lower risk of disease flare compared with withholding methotrexate after both vaccine doses.
Although investigations have been performed on the association between inflammatory conditions and cardiovascular events, the effect of different conditions on cardiovascular diseases has not been analyzed on a large scale.