2016 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting

2016 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting | ACR 2016

At the ACR/ARHP annual meeting, attendees will "learn about groundbreaking science changing our understanding of autoimmunity and cutting-edge clinical trends to help you optimize patient care." Attendees will also "discover tools and tips to make your rheumatology practice thrive."

Conference Coverages

Black, Asian Lupus Patients Referred to Specialists Less Often
Black, Asian Lupus Patients Referred to Specialists Less Often
In a study announced at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, lupus patients with less education were also likely to wait longer for referral to a specialist.
Dr. Leslie Harrold Talks Corrona Registry, Prognosis Factors, and “Walking the journey” with RA Patients
“This is a subset of the RA population that we should probably give intensive treatment to," Dr. Harrold says of RA patients diagnosed with certain prognosis factors. "Not only clinical adverse sequelae, but also in their social environment, like being able to work or function.”
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Prioritize Quick Relief Above All Else
Asked to assume equal cost-effectiveness, the patients were given eight facets of treatment and asked to rank them between 1 and 8, with 1 being the most important to them and 8 being the least.
Despite Disease, Knee Osteoarthritis Patients Can Still Walk 6,000 Steps Per Day
A research team from the University of Delaware sought to see how much strength one would need, how fast they needed to walk, and how far they needed to walk to achieve a sufficient 6,000 steps in a day, and found that most knee OA patients surpassed their thresholds.
“A Joint Operation”: Rheumatologists, Orthopedists Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes
With extensive literature review and expert input, the ACR and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) have come together to propose a set of guidelines for medication during the perioperative period for patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty.
ACR Proposes Recommendations for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
Used for treatment of inflammation in rheumatic diseases, glucocorticoids are known to cause osteoporosis. The American College of Rheumatology has put forth new recommendations to hopefully decrease the frequency of bone fractures.
Patients May Benefit From Additional Education Following DMARD Prescription
Prescribing rheumatologists discussed drug interactions, costs, contraindications, and severity of side effects with less than 50% of the patients in the study to whom they had prescribed disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
“Who Takes Ownership of the Problem?” Arthritis and Heart Disease a Major Topic for Rheumatologists at ACR 2016
With ever-growing data that the inflammation in rheumatic conditions can go hand-in-hand with cardiovascular inflammation, two different studies seek to broaden rheumatology’s approach to dangerous conditions it may influence.
Steroid-Induced Bone Loss Is the Second Most Common Cause of Osteoporosis VIDEO
Nancy Lane, MD, shared a rheumatologist's perspective in treating patients who suffer pain and osteoporosis.

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