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Article ID: 700835

NOW AVAILABLE: Abstracts to be presented at the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2018

American Neurological Association (ANA)

Embargoed abstracts to be presented at the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta are now available to journalists upon request.

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21-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700198

American Neurological Association highlights abstracts to be presented at the 143rd Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2018 in Atlanta

American Neurological Association (ANA)

Methods to more precisely inject stem cells into the spinal cord; an enzyme that enhances the synthesis of dopamine in people with Parkinson’s disease; a drug that protects against chemotherapy-induced neuropathy – these are just a few of the exciting research findings that will be presented at the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

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Article ID: 701750

Genetic Risk Score May Identify Ankylosing Spondylitis Earlier

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Genetic risk scoring may be a clinically useful way to help identify ankylosing spondylitis far earlier, and at a lower cost, than current testing methods, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701753

IgG Antiphospholipid Antibodies Commonly Overlooked Finding in Heart Attack Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

According to new research findings presented this week at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, IgG antiphospholipid antibody positivity and myocardial infarction (MI) – also known as a heart attack – are strongly and independently associated, suggesting it may be an important, often-overlooked risk factor for heart attack in the general population.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701759

Bone Marrow Edema Location Helps Distinguish Axial Spondyloarthritis From Similar Conditions

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Detailed analysis of bone marrow edema and their anatomical location can help rheumatologists differentiate patients with axial spondyloarthritis from those with similar, more common conditions according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702211

PET/CT Accurately Diagnoses Giant Cell Arteritis Compared to Temporal Artery Biopsy

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

A combined scan of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) has good diagnostic accuracy compared with temporal artery biopsy in patients newly suspected of having giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting (Abstract #L15).

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702218

Gout Patients Who Fail to Reach Optimal Serum Urate Target Have Higher Death Risk

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Failure to reach a serum urate target of 6 mg/dl independently predicts mortality in patients with gout, and a treat-to-target gout control strategy should be considered as a way to improve a patient’s chance of survival, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

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Article ID: 702229

Access to Rheumatology Care Decreases Hospitalizations for High-Risk Lupus Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patients with high-risk systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may have a decreased risk of hospitalization and a shorter length of stay when their access to rheumatologic care is improved, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702233

Higher Intensity Walking May Lower Risk of Knee Replacement in People with OA

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who walk at a moderate-to-vigorous intensity may lower their risk of total knee arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702235

Subset of Harder-to-Treat Systemic Sclerosis Patients May Respond to Stem Cell Transplantation

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation showed benefit in a subset of patients with systemic sclerosis who tend not to improve on immunosuppressive therapies like mycophenolate mofetil, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT

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