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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Rheumatology

Rheumatology current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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June 2024

CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cell treatment: unraveling the role of B cells in systemic lupus erythematosus 10.1002/art.42784  

Difficult-to-treat psoriatic arthritis: a conceptual approach 10.1002/art.42780  

Effectiveness of longstanding exercise therapy compared with usual care for people with rheumatoid arthritis and severe functional limitations: a randomised controlled trial 10.1136/ard-2023-224912

Effects of exercise-based interventions on inflammatory markers in patients with fibromyalgia: A systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2024.152377

EPO promotes the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by inducing desialylation via increasing the expression of neuraminidase 10.1136/ard-2023-224852

Exposure to air pollutants and rheumatoid arthritis biomarkers: a scoping review  10.1016/j.semarthrit.2024.152365

Factors associated with diagnostic delay in axial spondyloarthritis: impact of clinical factors and social vulnerability 10.1002/acr.25264 

Incidence of uveitis in patients with axial spondylarthritis treated with biologics or targeted synthetics: a systematic review and network meta-analysis 10.1002/art.42788  

The management of cardiovascular risk in psoriatic disease: A bridge over troubled water 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2024.152389

Pathogenesis of gout: exploring more therapeutic target 10.1111/1756-185X.15147 

Prognostic model to predict the incidence of radiographic knee osteoarthritis 10.1136/ard-2023-225090

Qualitative evaluation of connective tissue disease with cytomegalovirus infection: a meta-analysis of case reports 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2024.152396

Reverse total shoulder replacement versus anatomical total shoulder replacement for osteoarthritis: population based cohort study using data from the National Joint Registry and Hospital Episode Statistics for England 10.1136/bmj-2023-077939

Shift in perspective: autoimmunity protecting against rheumatoid arthritis 10.1136/ard-2023-225237

A stepwise approach to analyzing musculoskeletal imaging data with artificial intelligence 10.1002/acr.25260 

Weight loss for patients with gout and concomitant obesity: a proof-of-concept randomized trial 10.1002/art.42790

Weight loss induced by antiobesity medications and all-cause mortality among patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis 10.1002/art.42754


Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Apr-May); Arthritis and Rheumatology (Apr-May); Arthritis Care and Research (Apr-May); BMJ, The (30th Apr); International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases (Apr); Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism (Apr)

April 2024

Are systemic corticosteroids effective and safe for treating patients with radicular and non-radicular low back pain? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary 10.1111/1756-185X.15058  

Bony proliferations in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography 10.1111/1756-185X.15068

Causal factors for osteoarthritis: a scoping review of Mendelian randomization studies 10.1002/acr.25252  

Counteracting tryptophan metabolism alterations as a new therapeutic strategy for rheumatoid arthritis 10.1136/ard-2023-224014  

Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound for assessment of synovial abnormalities among patients with knee pain: a meta-analysis 10.1002/acr.25205  

Evaluation of assessable telemedicine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 10.1111/1756-185X.15007  

Impact of risk factors on COVID-19 outcomes in unvaccinated people with rheumatic diseases 10.1002/acr.25220  

Implication of intestinal microbiota in the etiopathogenesis of fibromyalgia 10.1111/1756-185X.15021  

Is it possible to predict which patients are most likely to benefit from intra-articular corticosteroid injections?  10.1111/1756-185X.15005  

Meta-analysis reveals that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with worse clinical outcomes among patients with COVID-19 10.1111/1756-185X.15049  

Methotrexate for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (updated Cochrane review) 10.1002/14651858.CD003129.pub2

New approach to testing treatments for osteoarthritis: FastOA 10.1136/ard-2023-224675

Prevalence, severity, and measures of anxiety in rheumatoid arthritis 10.1002/acr.25245

Rheumatology and Long COVID: lessons from the study of fibromyalgia 10.1136/ard-2023-224250

Selectivity, efficacy and safety of JAKinibs: new evidence for a still evolving story 10.1136/ard-2023-223850

Systematic review of health-related quality of life impact in juvenile localized scleroderma 10.1002/acr.25243  

Transcranial direct current stimulation for knee osteoarthritis 10.1002/acr.25249

What is the role of risedronate in the primary and secondary prevention of fractures associated with osteoporosis in postmenopausal women? A Cochrane review summary with commentary 10.1111/1756-185X.14940


Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Feb-Mar); Arthritis Care and Research (Feb-Mar); Cochrane Library (Feb-Mar); International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases (Jan-Mar)

February 2024

2022 American College of Rheumatology guideline for the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis DOI: 10.1002/acr.25240

2023 American College of Rheumatology and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons clinical practice guideline for the optimal timing of elective hip or knee arthroplasty for patients with symptomatic moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis or advanced symptomatic osteonecrosis with secondary arthritis for whom nonoperative therapy is ineffective DOI: 10.1002/acr.25175

Barriers and enablers in the use of parenteral methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a scoping review DOI: 10.1002/acr.25141

Burden of knee osteoarthritis in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 DOI: 10.1002/acr.25158

Contributions of joint damage-related events to gout pathogenesis: new insights from laboratory research DOI: 10.1136/ard-2023-224679

COVID-19 and Rheumatology: Emerging Insights and Impacts (special issue of Arthritis Care and Research)

Global, regional and national temporal trends in prevalence for musculoskeletal disorders in women of childbearing age, 1990–2019: an age-period-cohort analysis based on the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 DOI: 10.1136/ard-2023-224530

HLA-B27, axial spondyloarthritis and survival DOI: 10.1136/ard-2023-224434

Impact of obesity and overweight on C-reactive protein concentrations and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.14948

Major adverse cardiovascular events and mortality with opioids versus NSAIDs initiation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis DOI: 10.1136/ard-2023-224339

Prevalence of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs prescribed for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies DOI: 10.1002/acr.25157

Role of hydrogels in osteoarthritis: A comprehensive review DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.14968

Sex differences in pain and quantitative sensory testing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis DOI: 10.1002/acr.25178

T follicular helper cells and T peripheral helper cells in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases DOI: 10.1136/ard-2023-224225

Time and dose-dependent effect of systemic glucocorticoids on major adverse cardiovascular event in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based study DOI: 10.1136/ard-2023-224185

Treat-to-target recommendations in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica DOI: 10.1136/ard-2022-223429

Sources used: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Nov, Dec, Jan); Arthritis Care and Research (Nov, Dec, Jan); International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases (Dec)