rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis

Biologics compared for infection risk after arthroplasty for RA

Rates of serious postoperative infection and 30-day readmissions after total joint arthroplasty are similar in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) regardless of their exposure to different biologic therapies. However glucocorticoid use is associated with a greater risk of adverse outcomes, suggesting that minimising their use should be a bigger focus for perioperative management. The retrospective ...

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