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National Rheumatology and Psoriasis Organizations Release Joint Guideline for Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) have released a joint treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) that provides evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic recommendations on caring for...
3-Dec-2018 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2019 Winter Rheumatology Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 26 to February 1, 2019.
21-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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...
16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., the American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,400 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit www.rheumatology.org.

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