Meeting News

Addressing arthritis pain without the opioids physicians 'love to hate'

October 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — As the health care community moves away from opioids for pain management, a number of approaches may be set to fill the gap…
In the JournalsPerspective

Continuous NSAID use for AS linked to increased hypertension risk

October 3, 2019
Continuous use of NSAIDs for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis is associated with a 12% increased risk for incident hypertension, compared to…
Meeting News

Rheumatology managers should provide 'fine reputation to live up to'

October 2, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rheumatology managers who seek to make changes in their workplace must appeal to physicians’ and staff…
In the Journals

BMI, diet, alcohol use significantly drive hyperuricemia cases

October 1, 2019
Maintaining a healthy BMI, adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet, and reductions in alcohol and diuretic use may…
Meeting News

Nintedanib approval provides 'exciting news' for other CTD-associated ILD

October 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A recent FDA approval for systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung diseases may portend a new hope for clinicians managing…
In the JournalsPerspective

Young adults with chronic diseases report more daily marijuana use

September 30, 2019
Patients with medical conditions are more likely to use marijuana than those without, with 11.2% of young adults living with chronic disease using it…
FDA News

FDA, DEA clamp down on ‘rogue’ opioid website operators

September 30, 2019
The FDA announced that it and the Drug Enforcement Administration sent warning letters to four online networks that operate 10 websites for illegally…
Meeting News

Rheumatologists challenged to embrace nonoperative options for OA

September 30, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Reducing use of accepted surgical and pharmacological interventions in favor of diet and exercise may be the way forward in…
Meeting News

Strategies for improving on ‘crummy’ gout management

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Prolonged adherence to urate-lowering therapies is critical for patients to manage gout, yet only a fraction of patients receive…
Meeting News

Dermatology pearls: Encourage sun protection, optimize steroids for cutaneous lupus

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — While encouraging patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus to use adequate sun protection, rheumatologists should be treating…
Meeting News

Early diagnosis in systemic sclerosis key to limiting comorbidities

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Early screening and early diagnosis are critical to managing systemic sclerosis, according to a presentation at the 2019 Congress…
Meeting News

Reconsidering, retiring the controversial ‘lupus headache’

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although “lupus headache” remains a disease-related entity in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index…
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Minimizing prednisone, nephrotoxic agents crucial for lupus nephritis outcomes

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists treating patients with lupus nephritis should make a concerted effort to reduce or avoid use of NSAIDs and other…
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Dispelling the myths of early RA

September 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Challenging accepted treatment paradigms may lead to better outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings presented…
Meeting News

Rheumatologists urged not to fear proliferation of autoinflammatory diseases

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A growing body of knowledge of autoinflammatory conditions may aid clinicians in managing these diseases, according to findings…
FDA News

FDA expands Rituxan indication for children with vasculitis diseases

September 27, 2019
The FDA announced the approval of Rituxan injection to treat granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis in children 2 years and…
Meeting News

Rheumatologist input absent in disputed hydroxychloroquine guidelines

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The 2016 recommendations by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on “proper” dosage of hydroxychloroquine lacked…

ACR: Safe Step Act would limit 'inappropriate' step therapy use

September 27, 2019
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would establish guidelines to prevent the inappropriate use of step therapy in…
Meeting News

Clinicians urged to act on modifiable factors in osteoarthritis

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Acting on modifiable factors such as obesity and joint injury prevention could have a huge impact on osteoarthritis pathogenesis…
Meeting News

Risk for developing PsA remains ‘linear’ among psoriasis patients

September 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Contrary to previous findings, the risk for psoriatic arthritis was persistent among patients with psoriasis and did not wane over…