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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Cyclophosphamide 'not dead yet' for ANCA-associated vasculitis

October 21, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although fading from use in vasculitis management strategies, cyclophosphamide still offers several benefits for a minority of…
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Chronic pain, depression link presents 'chicken or the egg' puzzle

October 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although chronic pain impacts more than 100 million patients in the United States, contributing significantly to national medical…
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Deciphering telltale symptoms of vasculitis, Erdheim-Chester disease

October 16, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists should exercise caution when diagnosing patients with suspected vasculitis as several lesser-known diseases can…
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Hydroxychloroquine alone insufficient to manage dermatomyositis

October 15, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although patients with dermatomyositis are often advised to use adequate sun protection and prescribed similar therapies as…
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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…