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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Risk for death after coronary revascularization doubled in patients with SLE vs. diabetes

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Patients on Medicaid with systemic lupus erythematosus who underwent coronary revascularization procedures had 1.7 times higher…
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Guselkumab efficacious for joint, skin symptoms, physical function in PsA

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Guselkumab, administered either every 4 or 8 weeks, is efficacious for joint and skin symptoms, as well as physical function and…
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Live zoster vaccine safe, effective in patients taking TNF inhibitors

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Data from the Varicella Zoster Vaccine study demonstrate that administering live, attenuated varicella vaccine to patients taking TNF…
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Guideline-based registry shows value for studying systemic sclerosis

November 11, 2019
Guideline-based registries designed by physicians, patients and information technology experts demonstrate high data completion and value, with the…
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VIDEO: Patients who develop gout after transplantation more likely to return to dialysis

November 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Abdul A. Abdellatif, MD, FASN, presented results that assessed the relationship between gout and return to…
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Sudden weather changes may trigger organ-specific lupus flares

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Atmospheric changes and associated environmental stressors within 10 days of a clinic visit were linked to organ-specific lupus…
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ACR speaker gender gap lingers despite improvements since 2017

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — Over the past 2 years, women have represented 44.9% of speakers and moderators at the American College of Rheumatology annual…
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Price increases doubled public spending on biologic DMARDs

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — Annual public spending by Medicare and Medicaid on biologic DMARDs more than doubled, from $5.3 billion in 2012 to $10.3 billion in…
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ACR president: ‘All of us in rheumatology are embattled’ with burnout

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — Rheumatologists across the United States are currently besieged by a combination of time-consuming administrative work, restricted…
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Methotrexate inhibits progressive joint damage in hand OA, fails to improve pain, function

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — Methotrexate significantly reduced the progression of joint damage among patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, but demonstrated…
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Say yes — and no — to eliminate physician burnout

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — The ability to say yes and no can make a significant difference in the ability to prevent or eliminate physician burnout, according…