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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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…
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VIDEO: Forum fosters interaction, networking between fellows, rheumatology elites

May 17, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — During the annual North American Young Rheumatology Forum, rheumatology fellows had the opportunity to exchange feedback…
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'Big data' may bring health care disruption to rheumatology

May 17, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — The emergence of “big data” could bring a disruption to the field of medicine and specifically rheumatology in the…
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Nearly 30% of patients with SLE have statin prescription

May 17, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, 16% also met the criteria for myocardial infarction and 28.8% had…
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RA, SLE linked to higher prevalence of depression

May 17, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — There is a 53% higher prevalence of depression associated with rheumatoid arthritis, and a 21% higher prevalence in systemic…
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VIDEO: Youth rheumatology forum provides 'key' venue for trainees

May 16, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — The 12th annual North American Young Rheumatology Forum provides a unique opportunity for rheumatology trainees, as well as…