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

Failure to achieve serum urate target increases death risk in gout

October 25, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with gout who fail to reach a serum urate target level of 6 mg/dL have a higher risk for death, according to Fernando Perez
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Ustekinumab shows sustained clinical benefit in SLE through 1 year

October 25, 2018
CHICAGO — The anti-IL 12/23 p40 monoclonal antibody ustekinumab was associated with improved global and organ-specific systemic lupus…
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No correlation between race, poverty and risk for TKR failure

October 24, 2018
CHICAGO — Although it has been shown that risk for total knee replacement revision is higher among black patients compared with white patients…
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Lupus research takes center stage at ACR/ARHP annual meeting

October 24, 2018
CHICAGO — Despite its long history of therapeutic setbacks and disappointing clinical trials, particularly in recent years, lupus has emerged
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Acthar Gel offers potential alternative for unresponsive persistent RA

October 24, 2018
CHICAGO — Repository corticotropin injection was determined to be a potentially safe and effective treatment option among patients with…
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Filgotinib effective in patients with PsA

October 24, 2018
CHICAGO — Filgotinib, an oral, selective JAK1 inhibitor in development for inflammatory diseases, demonstrated efficacy compared with placebo…
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for scleroderma durable after 6 to 11 years

October 23, 2018
CHICAGO — A long-term follow-up to the Scleroderma: Cyclophosphamide or Transplantation trial demonstrated that the clinical benefits of…
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Hundredfold increase in hospitalizations among gout patients underscores disease burden

October 23, 2018
CHICAGO — All-cause hospitalization increased 410% among patients with gout during the last 22 years, nearly 100 times more than the overall…
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Baricitinib 4 mg linked to SLE improvements

October 23, 2018
CHICAGO — Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, a daily 4-mg dose of baricitinib was associated with significant clinical…
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Denosumab superior to risedronate for spine, hip BMD through 2 years

October 23, 2018
CHICAGO — Denosumab was superior to risedronate for increasing spine and hip bone mineral density, with both treatments demonstrating similar…