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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Smoking cessation in women decreases risk for RA

November 26, 2018
CHICAGO – Risk for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis among women declined substantially after smoking cessation, although increased risk for…
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MEASURE 3: Higher secukinumab dose safe in patients with AS

November 23, 2018
CHICAGO — Phase 3 data from the MEASURE 3 trial showed that a 300-mg dose of secukinumab sustained improvements in the signs and symptoms of…
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Opioid use common before total joint replacement surgery

November 21, 2018
CHICAGO — More than 60% of older patients with moderate-to-severe hip or knee arthritis used opioids before undergoing total joint replacement…
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Small increase in physical activity prevents cancer, diabetes, CVD in OA patients

November 20, 2018
CHICAGO — A recent mathematical modeling analysis revealed that a modest increase in physical activity among patients with knee osteoarthritis…
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Phase 3 data confirms safety, efficacy of filgotinib for RA

November 20, 2018
CHICAGO – Filgotinib improved the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis among previously treated patients with highly active disease…
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New referral strategy accurately detects SpA in low-prevalence setting

November 19, 2018
CHICAGO — A newly developed referral strategy for spondyloarthritis had a better balance of sensitivity and specificity than other existing…
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Certolizumab pegol superior to placebo for non-radiographic axSpA

November 17, 2018
CHICAGO — Certolizumab pegol significantly reduced disease activity and signs of inflammation compared with placebo among patients with…
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Statin use reduces disease activity in AS

November 16, 2018
CHICAGO — Statin use, in combination with NSAIDs, significantly reduced disease activity among patients with ankylosing spondylitis, according…
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Long-term outcomes similar for operative vs. nonoperative meniscal tear management

November 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with degenerative meniscal tear who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy had substantial and similar improvements in…
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SLE leads autoimmune diseases for lost life years among young women

November 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Systemic lupus erythematosus is the number one cause among autoimmune diseases of lost potential life years in women aged 15 to 24…