Latest American College of Rheumatology Stories

2011-11-16 09:44:12

More than 250 patient outcomes measures published in a single-source reference Assessment of patient outcomes allows physicians and researchers to measure the success or failure of diagnostics and treatments that patients receive. One set of measurement tools focuses on assessing adult pain and is included in a special issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), providing physicians and researchers with a single resource of 250 patient...

2011-10-11 20:50:00

American College of Rheumatology celebrates World Arthritis Day Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The American College of Rheumatology joins organizations from around the world in celebrating World Arthritis Day. Held every year on October 12, this yearâs theme is âœMove to Improveâ â“ focusing on using physical activity to combat arthritis and rheumatic diseases â“ such as osteoarthritis,...

2011-07-09 08:40:00

"¨Men who smoke have less of a risk of needing joint replacement surgery than those who have never lit up a cigarette, according to a new study published online in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism."¨The study, which was led by George Mnatzaganian, a Ph. D. student at the University of Adelaide in Australia, analyzed study data of more than 11,000 subjects and discovered that those who had smoked for 48 years or more had a 42% to 51% lower risk of needing a total knee or hip...

2010-11-12 13:14:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Media Network (HMN), a leading place-based digital point-of-care media company, announced today from the floor of the American College of Rheumatology's 2010 ACR/AHRP Scientific Meeting that, due to demand, it will be increasing the size of its Rheumatology Health Network and thus take a leadership position by having the largest digital TV platform in Rheumatologists' patient waiting areas in the country. "HMN's ongoing expansion of its...

2010-11-08 11:17:42

New research from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) suggests that up to 40 percent of scleroderma patients will not be correctly diagnosed with the disorder using a new automated commercial screening test. The findings of the study will be presented Wednesday, November 10th at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia. The American College of Rheumatology recommends immunofluorescence antinuclear antibody (IF-ANA) testing to help...

2010-11-08 11:15:38

3 HSS faculty honored as masters at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting Hospital for Special Surgery physicians who focus on lupus, scleroderma and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Atlanta this week to share their recent findings at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Special Surgery investigators will present advances that may influence the future of clinical care. Topics include prevention strategies for helping...

2010-06-16 07:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Pharma, Inc., announced today that data from the Phase 3 U.S. registration study of LODOTRA®, a circadian cytokine modulator and novel modified-release, low-dose prednisone tablet, showed a statistically significant improvement in American College of Rheumatology (ACR) response criteria in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These data, along with 12-month efficacy data from the company's Phase 3 European...

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