Meeting NewsPerspective

Vasculitis guidelines support first-line biologic therapies in certain patients

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Increased use of glucocorticoid-sparing agents is one of the key recommendations in a guideline document that covers seven vasculitis…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
Meeting News

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improves diagnostic accuracy in polymyalgia rheumatica

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improved diagnostic accuracy in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and helped predict disease recurrence…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
Meeting News

Low clinical value in repeat latent tuberculosis tests in patients taking biologics

November 14, 2019
Repeat, routine testing for latent tuberculosis infection among patients receiving biologics is both costly and of low clinical value, according to…
Meeting News

‘Stop and think’ each time you use social media professionally

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Because social media guidelines at the institution, practice setting and professional organizations are often vague or open to…
Meeting News

Exercise remains only nondrug intervention for OA as draft guidelines progress

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Exercise is the one nonpharmacological intervention for which there is a strong recommendation in hip, knee, and hand osteoarthritis…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
Meeting NewsPerspective

PATCH study: Hydroxychloroquine may prevent recurrence of congenital heart block in neonates

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Among mothers with anti-Ro antibodies who had previously delivered a baby with congenital heart block, hydroxychloroquine was…
Meeting News

Great Debate tackles first-line anabolic therapy for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 iteration of the ACR/ARP Great Debate tackled the issue of whether anabolic therapies are appropriate for patients with…
Meeting News

Age at psoriasis onset reveals whether patients with PsA develop psoriasis or arthritis first

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Age at onset of psoriasis determines whether psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis starts first in patients with psoriatic arthritis…
Meeting News

Few patients starting biologics, DMARDs screened for HBV, HCV

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Less than a quarter of patients in a national rheumatology registry were screened for hepatitis B or C prior to initiating biologics…
Meeting News

GCA, Takayasu’s and polyarteritis nodosa: Implementing ACR guidelines

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — A panel at ACR/ARP 2019 offered an overview of the new guidelines for giant cell arteritis, Takayasu’s syndrome, and…
Meeting News

Opioid-related hospitalizations surge for rheumatic diseases, rise led by OA, fibromyalgia, RA

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of opioid-related hospitalizations among patients with musculoskeletal conditions increased markedly over the past 2…
Meeting News

Patients with lupus nephritis in remission have wide fluctuations in serum creatinine

November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers of a poster presented at ASN Kidney Week observed wide fluctuations in serum creatinine in patients with lupus…
Meeting News

Early trainee level, younger age linked to burnout, fatigue in rheumatology fellows

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — A national survey of rheumatology fellows found that early trainee level and young age are associated with worsening degrees of…
Meeting News

More than 30% of PCPs fail to follow physical activity guidance for RA patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — Nearly one-third of primary care providers who treat patients with arthritis failed to follow Exercise Is Medicine guidance for…
Meeting News

Cardiovascular events in SLE peak 1-2 years post diagnosis, highest risk among black patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of cardiovascular events related to systemic lupus erythematosus peaks at 1 to 2 years following diagnosis, with an…
Meeting News

Repeat rituximab superior to azathioprine for preventing relapse in ANCA-associated vasculitis

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Treatment with repeat doses of rituximab is superior to daily azathioprine for preventing relapse among patients with ANCA-associated…
Meeting News

Fatigue, gastrointestinal issues top complaints among patients taking methotrexate

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Fatigue and gastrointestinal complaints were the most common patient-reported adverse events associated with methotrexate among…