Rheumatology

Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapyof rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

Trial of sirukumab for lupus nephritis falls flat

PARIS – The investigational interleukin-6 blocker sirukumab provided no benefit to patients with lupus nephritis but put them at a very high risk of developing a serious infection in a small,...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Real-world use supports belimumab clinical trial data

PARIS – Belimumab produced significant clinical improvement in 74% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who took it over a 6-month period, reducing disease symptoms and steroid use and...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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SLE patients in remission safely stop immunotherapy

PARIS – When patients with lupus who were in remission on an immunosuppressant drug and a low dosage of prednisone stopped their immunosuppressant, 70% remained flare free 2 years off...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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