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Biologic Tapering Successful and Cost-Effective in RA Patients with Low Disease Activity

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Rheumatoid arthritis patients who achieve low disease activity or remission may successfully taper their biologics, saving costs as a result, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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Lupus Online Awareness and Education Campaign Tests Well Among Young, at-Risk African-American and Latino Women

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Using a culturally competent, well-designed online resource helps increase awareness of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its symptoms in at-risk patient populations, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting .

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Article ID: 702263

High-Dose Vaccine Enhances Production of Antibodies Against Flu in RA Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

High-dose influenza vaccination substantially improves immune responses against influenza in adults with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting .

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Article ID: 702265

American College of Rheumatology Presents Draft of First Guideline on Reproductive Health in Rheumatic Diseases

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will present the draft of a new clinical practice guideline for the management of reproductive health in patients with rheumatic diseases during a session at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Reproductive Health in Rheumatic Diseases Guideline is the first evidence-based, clinical practice guideline related to the management of all reproductive health issues for patients across the spectrum of rheumatic diseases.

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ACR and EULAR Present Drafts of New Classification Criteria for Large-Vessel Vasculitis

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) will present advanced drafts of two updated classification criteria for giant cell arteritis and Takayasu’s arteritis, the two major categories of large-vessel vasculitis, during a session at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Stem Cell Transplantation Significantly Improves Survival and Function in Severe Scleroderma: 6-11-Year Follow-Up

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting builds on current evidence that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can significantly improve long-term outcomes for patients with severe scleroderma when compared to use of conventional treatment with cyclophosphamide.

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Kids with Arthritis Have Higher Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Depression, anxiety, and physical impairment are more prevalent in children with arthritis who have high adverse childhood experiences, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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ACR AND EULAR Present Draft of the First Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) will present a draft of the Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease, the first classification criteria developed for this recently recognized disease, during a session at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week at McCormick Place in Chicago. The classification criteria are currently under review by the ACR and EULAR for endorsement.

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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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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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