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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Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies predict high health care use in RA

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the presence of serum anti-citrullinated protein antibodies with erosive disease is a…
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Sexual dysfunction more common in women with RA, PsA

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Decreased sexual functioning is more common among female patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, which should…
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High suspicion ‘critical’ to avoid misdiagnosis of vasculitis mimics, treatment errors

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology providers should “maintain a high index of suspicion” when diagnosing patients with suspected vasculitis as…
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Providers, patients wary to navigate 'confused system' of CBD laws, labels

August 9, 2019
ORLANDO — Physicians, nurses and patients must be vigilant when attempting to navigate the often contradictory, seemingly “confused…
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Patient disease education should lay groundwork without getting 'lost in the weeds'

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with rheumatologic diseases who are educated about the disease process and the pharmacodynamics of their treatments are more…
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Complex rheumatology therapies require physicians, nurses to work together

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — As rheumatology treatments continue to advance and grow more complex, the need for teamwork among physicians, nurse practitioners…
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MRI benefits to rheumatology care offset by cost, access issues

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Although magnetic resonance imaging has played a limited role in arthritis care, the emphasis on reducing patient radiation exposure…
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Infusion rooms should drill nurses, staff for anaphylactoid emergencies

August 7, 2019
ORLANDO — All infusion suite staff, including nurses and physicians, should participate in code drills to help them prepare for anaphylactoid…
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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…