Congress of Clinical Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Congress of Clinical Rheumatology annual meeting, and the accompanying North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from CCR, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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'No holiday from denosumab' preserves bone density gains

October 14, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Taking a ‘holiday’ from many osteoporosis drugs can frequently negate gains in bone density, according to a…
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Earlier, aggressive therapy prompts 'good news' for RA outcomes

October 10, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Early recognition and targeted, aggressive treatment have led to improved outcomes and fewer hospitalizations in rheumatoid…
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Electromyogram report crucial for patients with suspected myositis

October 9, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The use of electromyograms and nerve conduction studies are essential to excluding alternative diagnoses and confirming muscle…
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Expert stresses medication awareness to circumvent 'dramatic bone loss,' fracture risk

October 7, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Understanding which drugs and drug classes contribute to adverse bone effects, including bone loss and fractures, may be extremely…
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Managing adverse events from checkpoint inhibitors in a ‘data-free zone’

October 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Increasing use of checkpoint inhibitors in cancer therapy is leading to an uptick in immune-related adverse events for…
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Addressing arthritis pain without the opioids physicians 'love to hate'

October 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — As the health care community moves away from opioids for pain management, a number of approaches may be set to fill the gap…
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Nintedanib approval provides 'exciting news' for other CTD-associated ILD

October 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A recent FDA approval for systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung diseases may portend a new hope for clinicians managing…
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Rheumatologists challenged to embrace nonoperative options for OA

September 30, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Reducing use of accepted surgical and pharmacological interventions in favor of diet and exercise may be the way forward in…
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Strategies for improving on ‘crummy’ gout management

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Prolonged adherence to urate-lowering therapies is critical for patients to manage gout, yet only a fraction of patients receive…
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Dermatology pearls: Encourage sun protection, optimize steroids for cutaneous lupus

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — While encouraging patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus to use adequate sun protection, rheumatologists should be treating…