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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VIDEO: Validated definition for flares in patients with gout

November 14, 2017
SAN DIEGO — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Angelo L. Gaffo, MD, MSPH, discussed a study that determined a…
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Patients with greater SLE damage incur higher direct, total annual costs

November 14, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in the most severe category of damage states as assessed by the Systemic Lupus…
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Obesity linked to worse outcomes of pain, fatigue, depression in women with lupus

November 13, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Among women with systemic lupus erythematosus, obesity appears to be independently linked to worse patient-reported outcomes…
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MRI reveals sacroiliac inflammation in both healthy runners, patients with spondyloarthritis

November 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Although sacroiliac MRI has been extensively relied on to diagnose axial spondyloarthritis, research presented at the American…
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Omega-3 fatty acid intake may improve some patient-related outcomes in patients with SLE

November 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, dietary consumption of omega-3 appears to be associated with improvement in some…
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VIDEO: Factors linked with cardiac dysfunction in children with neonatal lupus

November 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Amit Saxena, MD, spoke about a study that determined long-term pacing…
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In young patients with SLE, psychiatric comorbidity linked to greater use of health care

November 9, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Young patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and co-existing psychiatric conditions appear to have greater health care…
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Renal transplantation linked with reduced mortality in end-stage disease due to GPA

November 9, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Renal transplantation reduced the mortality risk compared with remaining on a waitlist among patients with end-stage renal disease…
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk for renal disease in patients with SLE

November 9, 2017
SAN DIEGO —  Low levels of vitamin D were associated with elevated rates of end-stage renal disease among patients with systemic lupus…
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Age, low CRP levels increase odds of successful tapering of biologics in RA

November 8, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Younger age, no concomitant steroid use and low C-reactive protein increased the rate of successful tapering of biologic drugs in…