Congress of Clinical Rheumatology West

Study Compares Persistence of bDMARDs in Real-World Setting

October 02, 2019

Article

A study presented at CCR West found that tocilizumab displayed better biologic persistence compared with other biologics in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who previously received 1 or more other biologics.

Tofacitinib Improves Quality of Life, Skin Symptoms In Psoriatic Arthritis

September 30, 2019

Article

A post hoc analysis of the OPAL Beyond and OPAL Broaden studies found tofacitinib improved skin-related symptoms and health-related quality of life in psoriatic arthritis patients with an inadequate response to csDMARDs or TNFi treatment.

For HbA1c in RA Patients, Sarilumab Outperforms Adalimumab, Placebo

September 29, 2019

Article

A post hoc analysis presented at CCR West found sarilumab outperformed adalimumab and placebo in HbA1c improvement in rheumatoid arthritis patients with diabetes.

Gene Expression Classifier Could Predict Anti-TNF Nonresponse in RA Patients

September 29, 2019

Article

A study examining a gene expression classifier from Scipher Medicine called PrismRA found the system could be used to identify at least half of the non-responders with at least 90% accuracy.

Filgotinib Could Be Effective for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis

September 29, 2019

Article

A 12-week phase 2 study comparing filgotinib to placebo found the oral, selective JAK1-inhibitor could be an effective treatment for ankylosing spondylitis.

Theresa Lawrence Ford, MD: State of Burnout in Rheumatology

September 28, 2019

Article

Theresa Lawrence Ford, MD, CEO and medical director of North Georgia Rheumatology Group and board member of the Association of Women in Rheumatology, gives her opinion on the current state of burnout among rheumatologists.

Gail Rodich, MD: Rituximab Approval and Its Impact

September 28, 2019

Article

Gail Rodich, MD, discusses what the approval of rituximab, which has approvals for 9 other conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, means for pediatric patients with GPA and MPA.

Upadacitinib Shows Consistent Safety Profile for Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 27, 2019

Article

A new study from CCR West compared the JAK inhibitor therapy to competitors across a clinical trial program involving 5 pivotal phase 3 studies.

Maria Greenwald, MD: Physician Knowledge of Prescription Cost Burden

September 27, 2019

Article

Maria Greenwald, MD, rheumatologist, discusses what she sees as a glaring issue in medicine—the lack of knowledge among many physicians as to how much treatments will cost and how to mitigate the impact of those costs.

Time to Pain Improvement with Tofacitinib in Psoriatic Arthritis

September 27, 2019

Article

A study from CCR West 2019 has found that tofacitinib can cut the time to clinically significant pain improvement in psoriatic arthritis patients by nearly half the time when compared to placebo therapy.

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