Secukinumab tames psoriatic arthritis in FUTURE 2 trial

BOSTON – Secukinumab improved quality of life and symptoms in patients with psoriatic arthritis, regardless of whether they had received prior anti-tumor-necrosis factor therapy or were concurrently...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Early discoid lupus onset protective against nephritis

BOSTON - Among 839 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and no evidence of lupus nephritis at the time of diagnosis, the presence of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) at SLE onset was...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Early discoid lupus onset protective against nephritis

BOSTON - Among 839 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and no evidence of lupus nephritis at the time of diagnosis, the presence of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) at SLE onset was...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Tapering TNFi’s safe and much cheaper in RA

BOSTON – Tapering but perhaps not completely stopping tumor necrosis factor inhibitors can result in good control of rheumatoid arthritis with considerable cost savings, according to investigators in...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Nonsteroidal ‘DAGR’ looks sharp against RA

BOSTON – A nonsteroidal investigational drug that acts on the glucocorticoid receptor was superior to placebo and noninferior to higher-dose prednisone in adults with rheumatoid arthritis,...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018


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