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.

Meeting News

Novel algorithms identify patients with axSpA

November 8, 2018
CHICAGO — Researchers developed three algorithms that successfully identified patients with axial spondyloarthritis. During a presentation at…
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Recapping the ACR Review Course: What You May Have Missed This Year

November 8, 2018
I always look forward to the ACR yearly review course for an engaging way to get updates on various topics in the field of rheumatology. It’s…
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Secukinumab sustains safety, efficacy against ankylosing spondylitis over 5 years

November 8, 2018
CHICAGO — Research presented at the ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting showed that secukinumab, a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis, was effective…
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Access to rheumatology care reduces hospital stay for patients with SLE

November 8, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with high-risk systemic lupus erythematosus have a lower risk for hospitalization and a shorter length of stay as their…
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Recurrent lupus nephritis less frequent after kidney transplant

November 7, 2018
CHICAGO — Lupus nephritis is recurring less frequently among patients with end-stage renal disease who undergo kidney transplant, possibly due…
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Bone marrow edema location can help identify axial SpA

November 7, 2018
CHICAGO — Analysis of bone marrow edema, including the anatomical location, may help differentiate axial spondyloarthritis from other…
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Draft criteria for IgG4-related disease diagnosis emphasize multi-factorial presentation

November 6, 2018
CHICAGO — A diagnosis of IgG4-related disease must take into account a variety of factors, including the patient’s clinical presentation…
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AVERT-2 fails to meet primary endpoint, but data advances the field for RA

November 6, 2018
CHICAGO — Although the AVERT-2 study failed to meet the primary endpoint of a statistically significant difference in SDAI ≤3.3 at 24
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IgG antiphospholipid antibodies linked to heart attack

November 5, 2018
CHICAGO — The presence of IgG antiphospholipid antibodies is strongly and independently associated with myocardial infarction, according to…
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Extended-release injection shows promise for bilateral knee OA

November 5, 2018
CHICAGO — An intra-articular injection of extended-release triamcinolone acetonide administered to both knees of patients with bilateral knee…