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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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…
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Experts debate hydroxychloroquine dosing guidelines in lupus

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Hydroxychloroquine has many indications, including systemic lupus erythematosus. In this setting, it has been shown to reduce flares…
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Upadacitinib superior to placebo, adalimumab in active RA on methotrexate

October 26, 2018
CHICAGO — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who experienced an inadequate response to methotrexate, a daily 15-mg dose of the JAK1…
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‘Be Fierce. Take Control.’ campaign tackles racial disparity in lupus diagnosis

October 26, 2018
CHICAGO — In an effort to diminish time-to-diagnosis among black and Latino women at elevated risk for lupus, the ACR and the Lupus Foundation
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Hard-to-treat patients with sclerosis respond to stem cell transplantation

October 26, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with sclerosis assigned to a fibroproliferative subset, who are typically unresponsive to immunosuppressive drugs such as…
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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…