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Significant Numbers of RA Patients Don’t Receive Recommended Care

Understanding the reality of the disease is only half the battle We are making progress. Although there’s still a long way to go, patients are playing a part of advancements toward more complete understanding of Rheumatoid Arthritis as a disease. We might suppose that once RA is more widely understood to be a systemic disease, it...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Digging in to the 2011 American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting

As I returned from the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting last year, I painted a picture for you of its significance and the impact it made on me. Those words are still a proper backdrop as we review the events of the 2011 meeting: Context, Care, & Complicated and I hope you’ll read...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

Update from Chicago!

It’s our last day in Chicago!  Katie Beth and I are going to be tourists for a half-day and then pack for an early flight. All day tomorrow we’ll be in transit. Here’s a quick update until I’m able to write more. The last couple of months have been spent in almost constant preparation for the...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

Mayo Clinic Video Interview: Patients at ACR Scientific Meeting

Some of you may be puzzled about what I’m doing in Chicago. So here’s a brief summary and a video interview with Mayo Clinic News Blog telling why patients are interested in a scientific meeting like the ACR Scientific Meeting. What happens at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting? “The ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting will be...Continue reading      11 Comments » Read more

Response to An Identity Crisis for RA by Dr. R. Franklin Adams

Recently, I read an article in The Rheumatologist (preceding a new PR campaign by the American College of Rheumatology), “An Identity Crisis for RA: A few suggestions to bring rheumatic disease the recognition and respect it deserves.” I strongly recommend that you read the article since I cannot quote it entirely here. It was written...Continue reading      55 Comments » Read more

New Way to Report Response in RA Clinical Trials?

Untangling a possible replacement for the “familiar” ACR 20 describing treatment response in clinical trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis Special thanks to Jay Sprinkel for assistance with this post. Although he may be more known for the humor he provides to our Facebook group, Jay is a retired marine biologist who specializes in statistics. He is also...Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

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 pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis On...Continue reading      11 Comments » Read more

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