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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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…
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Early diagnosis in systemic sclerosis key to limiting comorbidities

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Early screening and early diagnosis are critical to managing systemic sclerosis, according to a presentation at the 2019 Congress…
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Reconsidering, retiring the controversial ‘lupus headache’

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although “lupus headache” remains a disease-related entity in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index…
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Minimizing prednisone, nephrotoxic agents crucial for lupus nephritis outcomes

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists treating patients with lupus nephritis should make a concerted effort to reduce or avoid use of NSAIDs and other…
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Dispelling the myths of early RA

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Challenging accepted treatment paradigms may lead to better outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings presented…
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Rheumatologists urged not to fear proliferation of autoinflammatory diseases

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A growing body of knowledge of autoinflammatory conditions may aid clinicians in managing these diseases, according to findings…
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Rheumatologist input absent in disputed hydroxychloroquine guidelines

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The 2016 recommendations by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on “proper” dosage of hydroxychloroquine lacked…