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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Internet-based education tool improved self-management, QoL in teens with JIA

November 8, 2017
SAN DIEGO — An internet-based education and management program, paired with monthly health coaching, significantly improved health-related…
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Behavioral intervention improved healthy behaviors, reduced flare frequency in RA

November 8, 2017
SAN DIEGO — A telephone-based behavioral intervention was associated with more frequent exercise and reduced tobacco and alcohol consumption in…
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VIDEO: Women with osteoporosis had reduction in vertebral, nonvertebral fractures with abaloparatide, alendronate

November 8, 2017
SAN DIEGO — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Robin K. Dore, MD, spoke about results of the ACTIVExtend trial of…
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VIDEO: Improved physical function for patients with RA when switched from adalimumab to sarilumab

November 8, 2017
SAN DIEGO — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Gerd R. Burmester, MD, spoke about the efficacy and safety of switching…
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Pre-surgical patients with osteoarthritis commonly use opioids to manage pain

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Thirty percent of patients with end-stage knee, hip or spine osteoarthritis used opioids to manage chronic pain before surgery…
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Mobile app consultation reduced health care costs for patients with RA

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Consultation with rheumatologist via a novel, mobile application demonstrated significant health care cost savings for patients…
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Obesity worsens physical function, QoL in axial spondyloarthropathy

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients with both obesity and axial spondyloarthropathy have higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of…
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Obesity associated with lower remission, higher disability rates in RA

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — People with rheumatoid arthritis and obesity had lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, according to data…
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RISE registry reveals widespread MIPS score disparity for rheumatologists

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Quality measurements reported by rheumatology practices through the RISE registry varied widely in performance during the first…
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Patients with SLE show over-representation of Blautia genus in microbiome

November 6, 2017
SAN DIEGO — The pathogenesis of lupus nephritis may be linked to immunity to an intestinal commensal Lachnospiraceae species, according to…