Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Hospitalization Rates among Patients on Dialysis Are Higher in Communities with More Black Residents

Washington, DC (November 9, 2019) — Patients with kidney failure who receive hemodialysis at US clinics located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Analysis Uncovers Rising Rates of Kidney Injury in Women Who Are Hospitalized During Pregnancy

Washington, DC (November 9, 2019) — A recent analysis reveals increasing rates of acute kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy, especially among…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Preview Updated Draft of Osteoarthritis Treatment Guideline at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), is previewing draft recommendations from an updated treatment guideline for…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Opioid Use Disorder-Related Hospitalization Rates Have Increased for Patients with Most Common Rheumatic Diseases

Opioid Use Disorder-Related Hospitalization Rates Have Increased for Patients with Most Common Rheumatic Diseases  ATLANTA — New research findings presented this week at the 2019…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

American College of Rheumatology Previews Draft of Updated Gout Treatment Guideline at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting

  ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is previewing draft recommendations from an updated treatment guideline for managing patients with gout during the…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Methotrexate Significantly Reduces Joint Damage Progression Over Placebo in Erosive Hand OA, and May Facilitate Bone Remodeling

ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, methotrexate did not demonstrate superior efficacy over placebo for pain relief…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Finds that Psoriasis Onset Determines if Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Develop Arthritis or Psoriasis First

ATLANTA — In a new study presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, researchers found that the age of psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Atmospheric and Environmental Changes Impact Organ-Specific Lupus Flares

ATLANTA — New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found a strong association between changes in atmospheric and environmental variables 10 days…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Shoulders Improves Diagnostic Accuracy and Helps Predict Polymyalgia Rheumatica Recurrence

ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, use of gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in shoulders…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Tocilizumab More Effective than Rituximab in RA Patients with Low B-Cell Levels in Synovial Tissue

ATLANTA —New research discovered that tocilizumab is more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose synovial tissue show…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Medicaid Patients with Lupus Undergoing Coronary Revascularization have Higher 30-Day Death Rate Compared to Those with Diabetes Mellitus

ATLANTA —New research found that the 30-day death rate for Medicaid patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures for cardiovascular disease was double…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Additional Medications to Treat Children with JIA are Urgently Needed to Improve Disease Outcomes

ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, there is a profound ongoing need for additional medications…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Feature

American College of Rheumatology/Vasculitis Foundation Preview New Draft Recommendations for Vasculitis Treatment at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Vasculitis Foundation (VF), is previewing new draft recommendations for the treatment of systemic…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

American College of Rheumatology Previews Draft of Updated Gout Treatment Guideline at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is previewing draft recommendations from an updated treatment guideline for managing patients with gout during the 2019…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Finds Association Between RA Biomarker and Certain Air Pollutants

ATLANTA — New, late-breaking research discovered that there are significant associations between anti-citrullinated protein bodies (ACPA), a characteristic biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and industrial…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Post-Market Price Changes Alone Account for Most Recent Spending Growth for Biologics, and Rebates Have Little Impact

ATLANTA — New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that annual spending on biologic DMARDS (biologics) by U.S. public programs and…

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Children with Down Syndrome at Increased Risk for Associated Inflammatory, Erosive Arthritis

ATLANTA —A new study finds that children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk of an associated form of arthritis. Additionally, researchers recommend changing…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Half of People with RA Treated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Cancer Experience Flare, but Most Able to Continue Treatment

 ATLANTA —A new study found that cancer patients with a pre-existing autoimmune disease receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors as treatment are likely to experience a flare.…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Biologics Offer Similar Disease Activity Improvement for Both Elderly-Onset and Young-Onset RA Patients

 ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, both patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose disease onset occurred…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Live Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective for People Taking TNF Inhibitors

 ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, the live zoster virus vaccine is safe for people…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Physicians Should Consider Hydroxychloroquine to Reduce the Risk of Recurrent Congenital Heart Block in Subsequent Pregnancies of Women with Anti-SSA/Ro Antibodies

 ATLANTA — New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting discovered that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) significantly reduces the recurrence rate of congenital heart block…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

For People with OA, Opioids Offer Minor Pain Relief and Function Benefits, but No Quality of Life Benefit

 ATLANTA —New research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting suggests that opioids contribute no measurable benefit to quality of life or depression for patients…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

ADA2 is a Sensitive, Specific Biomarker for Life-Threatening Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Systemic JIA

ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) in the peripheral blood is a sensitive,…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Limited Availability of Lupus Laboratory Tests, Such As ANA, in Developing Nations Affects Global Usefulness of Criteria and Clinical Trials

ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, supportive laboratory assays to diagnose lupus, specifically the antinuclear…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Low-Dose Oral Prednisolone Substantially Improves Pain and Function in Hand Osteoarthritis

ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that a six-week treatment with low-dose oral prednisolone substantially improves pain and decreases signs…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Babies Exposed to TNF Inhibitors or Tofacitinib in Utero Experience Very Few Serious Infections

ATLANTA — A new study found that very few serious infections were seen in children born to mothers with chronic inflammatory diseases who used non-TNFi…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Ultrasound to Guide Treatment Strategy Not Beneficial in Early RA

ATLANTA — According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, a treatment strategy guided by ultrasound information use does…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Announcement

ANUPAM AGARWAL TO BECOME NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY

Anupam agarwal to become next president of the american society of nephrology                                                                                     Dr. Agarwal will lead an organization of more than 20,000 health professionals from…

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Announcement

American Society of Nephrology Honors Leaders in the Fight Against Kidney Diseases

Washington, DC (November 9, 2019) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will honor leaders in the fight against kidney disease during ASN Kidney Week…