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ACC: Febuxostat Noninferior to Allopurinol for Gout, CVD

March 12, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Noninferior for rates of adverse cardiovascular events; tied to higher all-cause, cardiovascular mortality Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

ACR: Successful Tapering of DMARDs in RA Explored

November 06, 2017 Low level of serum CRP at baseline linked to successful down-titration in multivariate analysis

ACR: Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Affects Outcomes in SLE

November 06, 2017 And low vitamin D linked to later total organ, renal damage in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

November 06, 2017 Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength

ACR: Temporary Cessation of MTX Ups Flu Shot Immunogenicity

November 06, 2017 Findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking a stable dose of methotrexate

ACR: High Demand for CVD-Preventive Meds in IJD

November 15, 2016 High indication for medications, but initiation is infrequent in inflammatory joint disease cohort

ACR: Demand Exceeds Supply for Rheumatologists

November 14, 2016 By 2030, excess demand expected to be 138 percent more than supply, versus 36 percent currently

ACR: First-Line Rituximab May Improve Survival in RA-ILD

November 14, 2016 For RA patients with interstitial lung disease, rituximab linked to improved survival versus TNFi

ASBMR: Romosozumab Linked to Reduced Fracture Risk

September 19, 2016 Reduced vertebral fracture risk at 12 months among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Some Opioid Users May Be Taking Gabapentin Without an Rx

August 03, 2016 Findings reveal need for more robust testing

Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk for Other Health Issues

July 29, 2016 Inflammatory effects of disease can impact entire body, expert says

Health Care Workers’ Gloves Strong Source of Contamination

June 27, 2016 Clear evidence that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria

Many Americans Turn to ‘Laying on of Hands’ to Promote Healing

April 25, 2016 And, nearly nine out of 10 have asked for divine intervention for someone else

Hip, Vertebral Fracture Risk May Jump Post Knee Replacement

April 18, 2016 Swedish study found that people with new knees had slight increase in spinal fractures, too

ACR: Steroids Little Help, Ozone Injections Promising for Knee OA

November 11, 2015 Two studies test out old and new treatments for knee osteoarthritis

ACR: Tai Chi Offers Similar Benefits to PT for Knee OA

November 11, 2015 WOMAC pain score improvement similar at 12 weeks; pain medication use reduced in both groups