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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Plasma exchange fails to reduce renal disease, mortality risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis

November 5, 2018
CHICAGO — Plasma exchange does not reduce the risk for end-stage renal disease or mortality among patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis…
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New biomechanical footwear system relieves knee OA pain

November 4, 2018
CHICAGO — A new biomechanical footwear system was effective in relieving pain and improving physical function among patients with knee…
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Pre-operative synovitis assessments predict TKR outcomes

November 2, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with knee osteoarthritis who had higher volumes of effusion-synovitis and moderate-to-severe Hoffa-synovitis before…
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Children with JIA have higher rate of adverse childhood experiences

November 2, 2018
CHICAGO — Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis demonstrate a higher prevalence of adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and…
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Certain inflammation markers may predict advanced knee OA years before onset

November 1, 2018
CHICAGO — High effusion-synovitis volume levels and the presence of infrapatellar fat pad signal intensity alteration were predictive of…
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Biologic tapering successful, cost-effective in low-activity RA

November 1, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who achieve low disease activity can successfully taper their biologic drugs, saving them money…
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Genetic testing decoded: Discussing goals, limitations of direct-to-consumer tests

November 1, 2018
CHICAGO — In light of the explosive popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and its impact on the conversations between physicians
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Half of patients with RA do not modify therapies to meet treat-to-target guidelines

October 31, 2018
CHICAGO — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis with moderate/high disease activity, one-third to two-thirds failed to change therapies over…
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Baricitinib maintains safety profile in RA, shows promise for lupus

October 31, 2018
CHICAGO — Terence Rooney, MD, senior medical director for Eli Lilly, highlights recent findings from an updated integrated safety analysis of
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ACR announces draft guidelines for reproductive health management

October 30, 2018
CHICAGO — Researchers have issued draft clinical practice guidelines for the management of reproductive issues among patients with rheumatic…