American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACR, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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PATCH study: Hydroxychloroquine may prevent recurrence of congenital heart block in neonates

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Among mothers with anti-Ro antibodies who had previously delivered a baby with congenital heart block, hydroxychloroquine was…
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Great Debate tackles first-line anabolic therapy for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 iteration of the ACR/ARP Great Debate tackled the issue of whether anabolic therapies are appropriate for patients with…
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Age at psoriasis onset reveals whether patients with PsA develop psoriasis or arthritis first

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Age at onset of psoriasis determines whether psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis starts first in patients with psoriatic arthritis…
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Few patients starting biologics, DMARDs screened for HBV, HCV

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Less than a quarter of patients in a national rheumatology registry were screened for hepatitis B or C prior to initiating biologics…
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GCA, Takayasu’s and polyarteritis nodosa: Implementing ACR guidelines

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — A panel at ACR/ARP 2019 offered an overview of the new guidelines for giant cell arteritis, Takayasu’s syndrome, and…
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Opioid-related hospitalizations surge for rheumatic diseases, rise led by OA, fibromyalgia, RA

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of opioid-related hospitalizations among patients with musculoskeletal conditions increased markedly over the past 2…
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Early trainee level, younger age linked to burnout, fatigue in rheumatology fellows

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — A national survey of rheumatology fellows found that early trainee level and young age are associated with worsening degrees of…
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More than 30% of PCPs fail to follow physical activity guidance for RA patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — Nearly one-third of primary care providers who treat patients with arthritis failed to follow Exercise Is Medicine guidance for…
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Cardiovascular events in SLE peak 1-2 years post diagnosis, highest risk among black patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of cardiovascular events related to systemic lupus erythematosus peaks at 1 to 2 years following diagnosis, with an…
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Repeat rituximab superior to azathioprine for preventing relapse in ANCA-associated vasculitis

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Treatment with repeat doses of rituximab is superior to daily azathioprine for preventing relapse among patients with ANCA-associated…