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Day 1 (part one): ACR 2019 Podcast
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Day 1 (part two): ACR 2019 Podcast
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Day 4: ACR 2019 Podcast
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Day 3: ACR 2019 Podcast
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Day 2 (part two) ACR 2019 Podcast
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Day 2 (part one) Podcast
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ACR Posters
ACR 2019 - Report from Day 3 (Tuesday)
Jack Cush, MD
Here's my summary of key studies presented Tuesday.  Tofacitinib in Polyarticular JIA Abstract L22. Dr. Hermine Brunner presented the results of a phase 3 trial of tofacitinib (Tofa) in children…
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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Update
Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Shingrix (GSK), the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (a two-shot series), was approved by the FDA in Fall 2018 and is currently approved for use in adults 50 years and older. Shingrix has replaced the…
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Autoinflammatory Diseases at the ACR Annual Meeting
Jonathan Hausmann, MD
It has been a wonderful year for autoinflammatory diseases at the ACR Annual Meeting. I attended my first ACR Annual Meeting in 2011 in Chicago. In that meeting, there were 29 abstracts on…
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Muscle Loss and Frailty in Rheumatic Disease
Paul Sufka, MD
“If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” —Robert H. Butler, MD, first director of the National Institute on…
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Systemic JIA-associated Lung Disease
Jonathan Hausmann, MD
A disease you’ve never heard of is becoming increasingly common and carries a very poor prognosis.  For me, one of most important aspects of attending the ACR Annual Meeting is to learn about…
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ACR 2019 - Report from Day 2 (Monday)
Jack Cush, MD
Monday was another full day of sessions and studies here in Atlanta. Following is my roundup of day two. The Safety of Methotrexate Abstract 1890. Dr. Daniel Solomon presented the safety of…
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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a common condition seen by both primary care and in the rheumatology office. Many cases of PMR are extremely straightforward for a trained rheumatologist — with easy…
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I have been attending the ACR Review Course for more than a decade, and it seems every year it gets better and better. Contrary to what most people think, this is not a board review course; it is…
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Tapering of Therapy in RA: Maybe not so Aggressive Next Time
Philip Robinson, MD
This ACR has seen some more great work on tapering of therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a hot topic and one which I get asked about all the time by my patients. Commonly when I start oral…
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Influenza Vaccine Updates and Pearls at ACR 2019
Cassandra Calabrese, DO
As we enter flu season it is of the utmost importance that we remember to assess our patients’ influenza vaccine status at each visit. Patients with immune mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) are…
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