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Study Observes Worse COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Patients Taking Glucocorticoids or B-Cell Therapies

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that people with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who take ...
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Study Finds TNF Inhibitor More Effective with Regular Serum Assessment to Adjust Dose

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that proactive therapeutic drug monitoring, a newer treatment strategy where a patient’s drug serum ...
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New Artificial Neural Network Detects Radiographic Sacroiliitis with Accuracy

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that an innovative new artificial neural network can detect radiographic sacroiliitis in patients with suspected axial...
2-Nov-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Statins Lower CVD and Mortality in People with RA, Only Modestly Increase Diabetes Risk

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that statins are associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in people with...
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Study Finds Treat-to-Target ULT Strategy Manages Gout Effectively and Safely with No Cardiovascular Toxicity

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that allopurinol and febuxostat may effectively lower urate levels when used in a treat-to-target approach....
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Study Finds Disparities in RA Disease Activity and Physical Function Across Racial and Ethnic Groups

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that racial and ethnic disparities for disease activity persist in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Black ...
2-Nov-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Infection Rates in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients on Biologics Have Decreased, According to National Data

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows significant decreases in infections among people with psoriatic arthritis over the years 2012-2017.
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