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.
Meeting News

Weekly Actemra improves health-related quality of life, fatigue in GCA

May 20, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — In patients with giant cell arteritis, a regimen of tocilizumab given 162 mg weekly plus a 26-week prednisone taper demonstrated…
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GPA, PR3-ANCA predictors of vasculitis relapse

May 20, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Practical, individualized care for patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis should use the…
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Lupus nephritis in first year of SLE predicts 'absolute worst' for patient

May 20, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Patients who develop lupus nephritis within their first year of being diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus have a 23.2%…
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Stem cell transplant, Rituxan hold 'tremendous promise' for ILD with systemic sclerosis

May 19, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Stem cell transplantation, rituximab and tocilizumab show considerable promise as treatments for interstitial lung disease in…
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Enbrel biosimilar demonstrates equivalent safety, efficacy in DMARD-refractory RA

May 19, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — The etanercept biosimilar, etanercept-szzs, demonstrated an equivalent clinical efficacy and safety profile to etanercept among…
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Questions persist for 400% increase in hospitalizations among gout patients

May 19, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — All-cause hospitalization increased 410% among patients with gout during the last 22 years, nearly 100 times more than the…
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VIDEO: Checklist may help rheumatologists tackle 'evolving payment models'

May 18, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — During a presentation at the 2018 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology, Jon Glaudemans, chief executive of United Rheumatology…
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More research needed to evaluate role of abatacept, tocilizumab for GCA

May 18, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Emerging drugs for giant cell arteritis, including abatacept and the interleukin-6 blocker tocilizumab, although promising…
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VIDEO: RNA blood test may aid in reducing diagnostic error for fibromyalgia

May 18, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — The use of a blood sample to test if a patient’s gene expression pattern is consistent with fibromyalgia could assist…
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RA mortality rising despite decline for other rheumatologic diseases

May 18, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Rheumatoid arthritis demonstrated a statistically significant increase in mortality between 2005 and 2015, bucking a downward…