Rheumatology Network Features Coverage of American College of Rheumatology Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium
NORWALK, Conn., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for rheumatologists, presents news about treatment of childhood joint diseases from exclusive coverage of the American College of Rheumatology pediatric rheumatology symposium, concluded last weekend at Disney World in Orlando, FL.
Thanks to major recent advances in the specialty, thousands of children are able to walk through Disney World today who would have been in pain and in wheelchairs a few years ago. The nearly 300,000 American children with forms of juvenile arthritis have been aided by the recent introduction of powerful new drugs that ease their pain and slow the progress of their disease.
Specialists at the Orlando meeting discussed promising further advances against childhood rheumatic disease. Among exclusive reports from the symposium on Rheumatology Network:
-- Evidence that the long term effects of childhood lupus on patients who reach adulthood may not be as severe as previously reported. -- A new effort to use automated pattern analysis, like the technology behind Netflix movie preferences and Google ads, to see subtypes of childhood rheumatic diseases that may lead to more rational treatment choices. -- How earlier, more aggressive treatment may further improve results from the revolutionary new drugs.
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