Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician

Healio brings you the highlights from Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician annual conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from the meeting, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

Rheumatologists 'very poor' at managing cardiovascular risk in RA

February 21, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rheumatologists are often less familiar with, and need to better manage, cardiovascular risk factors in patients with…
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Tocilizumab better than placebo in preserving forced vital capacity in systemic sclerosis

February 20, 2019
In two recent randomized clinical trials studying tocilizumab in patients with systemic sclerosis, a weekly regimen of 162 mg was more effective than…
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'Healthy living' could be the best armament against IMIDs

February 20, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Growing evidence suggests that behavioral choices, including avoidance of excess alcohol, drugs and smoking, as well as…
In the Journals

Lupus nephritis linked to severe gut microbiome imbalances

February 19, 2019
Patients with lupus demonstrate characteristic gut microbiome dysbiosis patterns, which appear to directly correspond to disease activity, according…
Meeting News

Heterogeneity of PsA hinders 'sharing' RA, psoriasis therapies

February 19, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Due to the diversity of its expression, psoriatic arthritis is not often able to take full advantage of treatments for…
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Despite differences, JAK inhibitor safety similar across options

February 18, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite various options, there is a similar safety profile across JAK inhibitors, according to an expert at the Annual…
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JAK inhibitor therapy shows renewed promise for dermatomyositis

February 18, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Although the role of type I interferon has been well-established for systemic lupus erythematosus, a type I interferon…
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Expert lays out mystery of why some gout is non-inflammatory

February 16, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clinicians know that patients can vary widely by onset, location and serum uric acid levels, but reason for the variance…
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Immunotherapy 'tidal wave' demands interdisciplinary approach

February 16, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In the face of the “tidal wave of cancer immunotherapy,” collaboration across disciplines is required to manage…
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Potential drug therapies persist amid 'lupus trial graveyard'

February 15, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite a series of recent clinical setbacks, the latest in “a very large and growing graveyard” for systemic…