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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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…
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Patient health data gathered via mobile apps could improve care

October 23, 2018
CHICAGO — Collecting patient-generated health data via smart watches or mobile apps has the potential to benefit clinical care by improving…
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Leflunomide noninferior to azathioprine for lupus nephritis

October 22, 2018
CHICAGO — Leflunomide was noninferior to azathioprine for the treatment of lupus nephritis with regard to efficacy and safety, and as a…
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B-cell receptor clones predict high risk for rheumatoid arthritis

October 22, 2018
CHICAGO — A high number of dominant B-cell receptor clones in peripheral blood can predict significant short-term risk for rheumatoid arthritis…
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Vascular ultrasound highly sensitive, specific for large-vessel GCA diagnosis

October 22, 2018
CHICAGO — Vascular ultrasound, when performed by experienced sonographers, demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of…
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Hollywood exec: Make sure your patients know ‘you expect them to fight’

October 22, 2018
CHICAGO — Fighting for others is much more powerful than fighting for oneself, according an Emmy award-winning producer who was admitted to
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MDHAQ questionnaire effective in identifying fibromyalgia

October 22, 2018
CHICAGO — The multidimensional health assessment questionnaire is as effective in identifying fibromyalgia as the 2011 fibromyalgia criteria…