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ACR 2022 - Day 1 Report

13 November 2022

The masses have returned to ACR22, a live, face-to-face, and virtual, meeting that began Saturday in Philadelphia. There were hassles and glitches, yet the education and sessions were as you’d expect with many good presentations worth recapping.

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ACR Best Abstracts - Day 1

12 November 2022

The RheumNow faculty reporters have been scouring the meeting and online presentations to find the best abstracts from ACR22. Here are some of their choice abstracts reported today on day 1 of ACR 2022 (#ACRbest).  

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Proposed Cancer Screening for Inflammatory Myositis Patients

12 November 2022

Today's plenary session features a novel proposal on how and which patients with Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy (IIM) should be screened for cancer.  Abstract 0002 by Oldroyd et al, entitled "Cancer Screening Recommendations for Patients with Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy" took on this thorny practice issue. 

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Creaky Joints Presentations at ACR Convergence 2022

11 November 2022

The patient advocacy organization CreakyJoints will present 13 scientific posters at this year's ACR Convergence 2022 and 8 posters as part of the patient perspectives track. Below is a sampling of these scientific posters. 

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Industry Abstract Previews of ACR 2022

11 November 2022

The pharmaceutical companies have will showcase their featured clinical trials and abstracts at ACR 2022.  These are their best studies for you to review and evaluate as part of your to-do list.

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Prelude to a Meeting (ACR22) (11.11.2022)

11 November 2022

Dr Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com and looks forward to highlight sessions in the next few days at ACR Convergence 2022.

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New 2022 EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

10 November 2022

The updated 2022 EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were initially presented by Dr. Josef Smolen at EULAR 2022, and are now in press delineating the most recent developments and perspectives in RA treatment.

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Video Telehealth Willingness Increased During Pandemic

08 November 2022

Americans’ willingness to use video telehealth has increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising most sharply among Black Americans and people with less education, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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Opportunistic Infections with JAK inhibitors in RA

07 November 2022

Winthrop and colleagues have reviewd the occurrence of opportunistic infections (OIs) associated with the use of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), showing that Herpez zoster (HZ) was the most common OI reported with JAK inhibitors in clinical trials, althou

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2022 EULAR Recommendations for Screening and Prophylaxis of Chronic and Opportunistic Infections

07 November 2022

A EULAR Task force has developed recommendations for screening and prophylaxis of chronic and opportunistic infections in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD).

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