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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved burosumab-twza (Crysvita) injection to treat patients aged 2 years and older with tumour-induced osteomalacia (TIO).

“Treatment for TIO focuses on identifying and removing the tumour that causes the disease; however, when that is not...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved canakinumab (Ilaris) injection for the treatment of active Still’s Disease, including adult-onset Still’s Disease (AOSD).

“Prior to today’s approval, patients had no FDA-approved treatments for their disease, which can include...

The percentage of patients with hip osteoarthritis who had a hip replacement within 2 years of hip arthroscopy was unacceptably high at 68%, according to a study of more than 2,600 patients published in HIP International.

Within 2 years of having had arthroscopy, about two-thirds...

Women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors did not have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with women with breast cancer who did not take either therapy, according to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Using...

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published new guidelines for the management of gout.

The updated guideline, published in Arthritis Care & Research, reflects new clinical evidence that became available since the ACR last released a treatment guideline for the...

Autoimmunity appears to be increasing in the United States, according to a study published in Arthritis and Rheumatology.

Frederick Miller, MD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues...

Individuals taking glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies, and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a an editorial...

Cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased hypertension, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“The cumulative effect of oral steroid doses on hypertension is substantial, and...

Use of low-dose methotrexate is associated with small to moderate elevations in risks for skin cancer and gastrointestinal, infectious, pulmonary, and haematologic adverse events, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Methotrexate is the most commonly...

Amlodipine lowered long-term gout risk, compared with lisinopril or chlorthalidone, in older adults with hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Hypertension.

“Our study is clinically relevant as the prevalence of gout has been rising in the United States and...

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