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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Statins protective against myocardial infarction in SLE

May 2, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Statins demonstrate a protective effect in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus regardless of cardiovascular disease risk…
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Hydroxychloroquine linked to reduced risk for atrial fibrillation in SLE

May 2, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Treatment with hydroxychloroquine was associated with a 67% reduced risk for atrial fibrillation in patients with systematic…
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Gout linked to 50% increase in cancer risk

May 2, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Patients with gout are 50% more likely to develop cancer, with prostate cancer being the most common among that population…
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Only 17% of patients with uveitis receive systemic disease evaluation, diagnoses

May 1, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Despite its common association with autoimmune diseases, just 17% of patients with uveitis are evaluated for, or diagnosed with…
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Medicare spending on DMARDs 'increased dramatically' over 4 years

May 1, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — The amount of Medicare spending for conventional DMARDs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis ballooned from $98 million in 2012 to…
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Nephritis less prevalent in patients with common variable immunodeficiency in SLE

May 1, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Nephritis is less prevalent among patients with both systemic lupus erythematosus and common variable immunodeficiency disease…
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Congress of Clinical Rheumatology to feature both well-known, 'off the circuit' speakers

April 30, 2019
More than 620 registered attendees from 45 states and 11 countries are traveling to Destin, Florida, this week for the 2019 Congress of Clinical…
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Rheumatologist, dermatologist collaboration key to identify early PsA

June 11, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Rheumatologists should collaborate more closely with dermatologists to recognize and diagnose early cases of psoriatic…
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Fibromyalgia best treated as inflammatory disease

May 29, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Fibromyalgia is best understood and treated as a central inflammatory syndrome, and rheumatologists should understand that pain…
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Anabolic agents, sequential monotherapy ideal for high-risk patients with osteoporosis

May 24, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Among previously untreated patients with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture, proactive therapy with anabolic agents…