Posts Tagged ‘American College of Rheumatology’

  • ACR REF Rheum Research & Courage That Won’t Back Down

    “Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way out… I won’t back down.” We just got back from Miami from the ACR Research Education Foundation (REF) RA Investigators’ Meeting where important research topics were discussed such as Lung disease of RA – our 2nd leading cause of death Rheumatoid heart disease research Porphyromonas gingivalis and the […]

  • ACR’s Research Education Foundation Investigators’ Meeting

    REF RA researchers focus on progress The American College of Rheumatology’s Research Education Foundation has gathered over 50 researchers from across the U.S. to present their data from the Within Our Reach RA studies. They’ll be brainstorming ways to collaborate in finding a cure for RA. The meeting will feature a wide range of RA research […]

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Criteria

    One of the most fascinating things at ACR last November was the multi-presentation session on the last day focusing on creating Rheumatoid Arthritis remission criteria. We literally sat on the edge of our seats and took notes about the assorted characterizations of RA remission that have been used concurrently over the last couple of decades, […]

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2010

    What’s the American College of Rheumatology? The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an organization of doctors wanting to learn the latest research in rheumatology or who contribute to that research. The better rheumatologists around the world attend the ACR’s annual Scientific Meeting or are members of ACR. (Because of expense and busy practice, many members […]

  • Video: Thoughts from American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2010

    Patient with a Press Pass! Wow! What an incredible week it was! After I post this greeting, I’ll be packing up to get to the airport. I promise I’ll tell you lots more as quickly as I can type it out. I don’t know how I’ll decide what to write about first! Right now, I’m […]

  • American College of Rheumatology’s “I Need My Rheumatologist Call-in Day”

    American College of Rheumatology Organizes a Unique Patient-Physician Call-In Day This week, I’m in Atlanta attending the American College of Rheumatology’s annual scientific sessions. In the coming days, I’ll report on what I’m learning here about what new treatments are coming and new research on rheumatological diseases. However, today, I’m passing on a message that […]

  • What Does World Arthritis Day Have to Do with RA?

    Over the past week, there have been a few Tweets on Twitter about World Arthritis Day. The Arthritis Foundation posted them asking RA’ers to “join in.” It raised this question: Is World Arthritis Day about RA?  “ACR is participating in World Arthritis Day” Last week, I was on the website for the American College of […]

  • New Criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    New criteria for studying Rheumatoid Arthritis Last October at their convention, the American College of Rheumatology unveiled the revised criteria for classification of Rheumatoid Arthritis (for more detail on how the point system works, please click that link). This month, in coordination with the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), they have announced that the new guidelines […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis News: Actemra Approved

    New medicine for unresponsive Rheumatoid Arthritis in the news Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Actemra (Tocilizumab) to treat severe RA in patients who did not respond to TNF blocking medicines like Enbrel and Humira and other disease modifying drugs DMARDs. Associated Press reports: Hal Barron, chief medical officer for Genentech, a […]

  • 3 Reasons to Stop Saying “Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis”

    Why “complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis” is an irritating phrase As I read news articles and journal abstracts on Rheumatoid Arthritis almost every day, I am annoyed at the use of the phrase “complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Rheumatoid Arthritis is a complicated autoimmune disease which can attack almost any part or system of the human body. […]

  • American College of Rheumatology Redefines Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3

    Will the enthusiasm of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients be short-lived? Reactions have varied to the new diagnosis guidelines which the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released this week for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is it good news for RA’ers? People who have Rheumatoid Arthritis often feel such a need for change that any news is good news. But […]

  • American College of Rheumatology Redefines Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

    An early Christmas present from the ACR? The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) announced this week new criteria for diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Yesterday, we discussed some of the possible impetus for the change. Today, we’ll look more specifically at the changes. We need to know What is different about the new criteria? Will it […]

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