Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from RNS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Only 1% of patients with RA screened for depression despite increased adverse event risk

August 29, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Comorbid depression and rheumatoid arthritis are associated with increased adverse outcomes, including pain, inflammation…
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Methotrexate standing orders boost nurse autonomy, reduce physician workload

August 28, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Rheumatology clinics that introduced methotrexate standing orders for nurses were able to successfully decrease…
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Psoriasis with less than 10% body surface area can still be severe

August 24, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Patients with psoriasis affecting less than 10% body surface area can be considered severe cases, especially among those…
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Bridging the treatment gap between pediatric, adult rheumatology care

August 22, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — With only approximately 300 pediatric rheumatologists practicing in the United States, many adult rheumatologists are…
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Salivary gland ultrasound predictive in more severe Sjögren's cases

August 21, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Although salivary gland ultrasonography is not a reliable diagnostic predictor of Sjögren’s syndrome in all cases, it…
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Patients with prior Kawasaki's disease need to plan pregnancies carefully

August 20, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Nurses and providers should counsel patients with previous Kawasaki’s disease to “plan their pregnancy…
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Nurses can follow 'subtle signs' to prevent infusion reactions

August 16, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Rheumatology nurses who serve patients in infusion centers can help prevent reactions by being aware of “subtle…
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Misdiagnosed septic arthritis in gout increases joint damage, fatality risk

August 15, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Although gout is well known for imitating several other conditions, clinicians should exercise caution to eliminate septic…
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Training, trust in advance practice clinicians may forestall rheumatology workforce shortage

August 13, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — With the need for rheumatologists expected to outpace national demand by 2030, employing more advance practice clinicians…
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Vigilance needed in screening juvenile patients for uveitis

August 12, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas — Uveitis among young patients with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis is often asymptomatic, but comes with a very…