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

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

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...
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Vascular Ultrasound Accurate, First-Line Imaging Test for Large Vessel Giant Cell Arteritis

Vascular ultrasound is sensitive enough to use as a first-line imaging test in patients suspect to have giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
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Biologic Tapering Successful and Cost-Effective in RA Patients with Low Disease Activity

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

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

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

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

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...
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