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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Cush offers drug 'safety rules to live by' for rheumatologists

May 3, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — The riskiest thing you can do, when it comes to managing treatments for patients with rheumatic diseases, is to “play it…
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Expert cautions: 'No set of criteria can replace clinical judgment'

May 3, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — In a session here, Ronald F. van Vollenhoven, MD, PhD, of the Amsterdam University Medical Center, discussed the clinical…
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Sepsis, pneumonia leading causes of readmission in ANCA-associated vasculitis

May 3, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Sepsis and pneumonia are among the leading causes of 30- and 90-day hospital readmission among patients with ANCA-associated…
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Prevention remains the ‘holy grail’ for RA, and closer than ever

May 2, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Although early detection of
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JAK inhibitors, ustekinumab show promise in SLE, more data needed

May 2, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — JAK inhibitors and ustekinumab have emerged as promising treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus, and more research is…
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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…