Musculoskeletal Network Reports from EULAR Annual Congress
NORWALK, Conn., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Medica US today announced that Musculoskeletal Network, an online resource for unique and efficient techniques on the management of musculoskeletal disorders, now provides research highlights from the 2012 Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), held in Berlin.
EULAR’s goal is to provide a forum for scientific, educational, and social exchange among professionals in rheumatology to achieve progress in the clinical care of patients with rheumatologic diseases. Meeting highlights include the following:
- Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The risk of mortality is significantly lower in patients with RA for whom biologic treatments are prescribed.
- The newly developed RABBIT Risk Score is an effective tool for predicting the risk of serious infection in patients with RA treated with TNF- inhibitors or DMARDs.
- Obesity is a negative predictor of achievement of minimal disease activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
- Two-thirds of osteoporotic hip fractures are seen in patients aged 80 years or older, suggesting a need for more aggressive prevention, diagnosis, and treatment measures.
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