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IBD, Diet, and Nutrition

Whether diet or nutrition cause IBD is a question Jordan Axelrad, MD, MPH, gets "all the time." While the causative role of diet in IBD is not fully understood, malnutrition in established IBD is a very common problem and should be assessed for frequently, he explains. (2:35)

‘Difficult to Treat’ IBD: Is There a Consensus?

Q&A: Rahul S. Dalal, MD, MPH on C. Diff in IBD Patients

In this interview, Dr. Dalal discusses the unique clinical challenges Clostridium difficile infection brings in patients with irritable bowel disease.

Q&A: Matthew Ciorba, MD, and Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, on IBD-Related Acute Arterial Events

Drs. Deepak and Ciorba discuss findings from their study revealing a 19% increased risk of acute arterial events in patients with IBD, independent of other risk factors.

In Rheumatoid Arthritis, What Role for Lifestyle Changes?

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Defining the ‘Difficult to Treat’ PsA Patient

While there's no consensus definition for "difficult to treat" PsA patients, Anand Kumthekar, MD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has his own criteria. A systematic approach with these patients is important, he explains. (2:09)

Axial Spondyloarthritis: Not Just a Male Disease

Axial Damage in PsA and SpA: Insights from a Radiographic Cohort Study

A Belgian study comparing axial damage in psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis revealed an overall low incidence of radiographic damage, but notable differences were observed.

New Infection-Prevention Guidance for Rheumatologists

The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) has published its first recommendations regarding screening and prophylaxis against chronic and opportunistic infections for patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Here are the highlights.

Eosinophilia is Common in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis on IL-1/IL-6 Inhibitors

Patients with JIA often develop eosinophilia when treated with IL-1/IL-6 inhibitors, and severe disease may be associated with both eosinophilia and lung disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Conditions: Searching for a Common Architecture

The results of an analysis that relied on genetic risk scores to help find associations between various conditions suggest that diseases that share genetics with rheumatoid arthritis have the potential to be treated similarly.