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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Wearable tech can help assess disease flares

May 7, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Wearables are being used by patients with rheumatologic disease and research has indicated that clinicians can use activity…
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Heterogeneity still major challenge in connective tissue diseases

May 6, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Among the chief challenges in treating many connective tissue diseases is the significant amount of heterogeneity, particularly…
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Dermatology pearls for the rheumatologist: cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis

May 6, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — In a session here at Congress of Clinical Rheumatology, Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and…
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Young investigator forum highlights research from fellows, junior faculty

May 5, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — More than 100 fellows and junior faculty members flocked to the 2019 North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum, where…
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Temporal link exists between cancer, scleroderma onset

May 5, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — There is a close temporal link between cancer and the onset of scleroderma in patients with anti-RNA polymerase III, as well as…
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Handheld dynamometry effective for muscle strength assessment in polymyositis

May 5, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Handheld dynamometry, a new, inexpensive and quantitative compact device, proved reliable and effective in evaluating muscle…
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Future of treatment for Behçet syndrome holds promise

May 4, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Behçet's syndrome — which is classified as a vasculitis — is marked by distinct features that differentiate…
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Counseling patients with Sjögren’s syndrome critical

May 4, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — An expert emphasized how important it is to counsel patients with
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Patients with both gout, chronic kidney disease undertreated

May 4, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Patients with gout in chronic kidney disease are undertreated, and health care providers need to do more to help patients with…
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T follicular helper cells linked to active RA development

May 4, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — T follicular helper cells, which are predominantly located in splenic lymphoid follicles, and their accumulated circulation in…