Vasculitis and Giant Cell Arteritis

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Elevated stroke, myocardial infarction risks found for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis

June 20, 2017

MADRID — ANCA-associated vasculitis demonstrated a significant association with stroke risk and a trend toward myocardial infarction, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.

Gregory Pugnet, MD, of the Service de Medecine Interne, CHU Toulouse Purpan, in France, and colleagues aimed to investigate these risks and whether there was an associated increase in mortality. They compared outcomes in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) to those reported in the general French population.

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Rituximab pharmacokinetics not associated with response in ANCA-associated vasculitis

June 19, 2017
MADRID — No association was observed between pharmacokinetic levels of rituximab and clinical response in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, according to
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Unspoken and Undiagnosed: Addressing Sex and Intimacy Issues in Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, June 2017
Sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues may rank high among the complaints reported by patients with rheumatic diseases, but these complaints often remain unaddressed in…
In the Journals

ANCA-negativity prior to maintenance therapy linked with reduced risk for relapse

June 9, 2017
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-negativity prior to maintenance therapy was linked with a reduced risk for relapse in patients with vasculitis, according to a…
CME

Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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VIDEO: How to optimize outcomes for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis

May 10, 2017
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EULAR Annual Congress

EULAR Annual Congress

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Operative Management Options for Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: September 2015

Anterior instability of the glenohumeral joint is a relatively common problem in the young population. Identification…
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Meeting News

Elevated stroke, myocardial infarction risks found for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis

June 20, 2017
MADRID — ANCA-associated vasculitis demonstrated a significant association with stroke risk and a trend toward myocardial infarction, according…

Meeting News

Rituximab pharmacokinetics not associated with response in ANCA-associated vasculitis

June 19, 2017
MADRID — No association was observed between pharmacokinetic levels of rituximab and clinical response in patients with ANCA-associated…

Feature

Unspoken and Undiagnosed: Addressing Sex and Intimacy Issues in Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, June 2017
Sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues may rank high among the complaints reported by patients with rheumatic diseases, but these complaints often…

In the Journals

ANCA-negativity prior to maintenance therapy linked with reduced risk for relapse

June 9, 2017
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-negativity prior to maintenance therapy was linked with a reduced risk for relapse in patients with vasculitis…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Actemra for giant cell arteritis

May 22, 2017
The FDA has approved Actemra for the treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis. “Rheumatologists will finally have available an option for…

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Closer Look at Giant Cell Arteritis

Healio Rheumatology, May 2017
At last year’s American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, preliminary results of the GiACTA study made a splash among clinicians who deal…

Editorial

Giant Cell Arteritis: What a Long Strange Trip It Has Been

Healio Rheumatology, May 2017
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
In this issue of Healio Rheumatology, we feature an update on giant cell arteritis as provided by a panel of experts, which charges me with…

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VIDEO: Biologics show efficacy, safety in patients with giant cell arteritis

May 11, 2017
DESTIN, Fla. — At the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Robert F. Spiera, MD, from Hospital for Special Surgery, spoke about…

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VIDEO: How to optimize outcomes for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis

May 10, 2017
DESTIN, Fla. — At the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, spoke about how to optimize outcomes for…

In the Journals

Interferon-alpha led to remission in patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

April 26, 2017
Among 30 patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, treatment with interferon-alpha led to remission in 25 patients, according to a…

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