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Impact of Fatigue on Inflammatory Arthritis Merits More Research

Study suggests updating the ACR’s core set outcomes to gauge effect of fatigue on patients

Sugary Soft Drinks Can Raise Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study finds consuming one or more sugar-sweetened sodas daily can increase women’s chance of...

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Systemic Sjögrens: More Than a Sicca Disease

Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune-mediated inflammation causes secretory gland dysfunction, leading to dryness of the main mucosal surfaces and systemic organ involvement.1 The disease has a difficult-to-pronounce name due to the Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren (1899–1986), who described the main disease characteristics in his 1933 doctoral thesis “Zur Kenntnis der keratoconjunctivitis sicca.” The cause of SS is unknown, but genetic and environmental factors seem to play a role. ...

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Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Should Exercise More, Sit Less

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, resulting in an estimated 3.3 million deaths a year globally, accounting for 6% of global deaths. A sedentary lifestyle is associated with an increased risk for all-cause and chronic disease-related morbidity and mortality, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, various cancers and obesity. ...

 

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The ACR's RISE Registry Offers Rheumatologists Many Benefits

Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness simplifies physician quality reporting.

The ACR’s Benchmark Tool Helps Rheumatologists Gauge Performance

Survey lets physicians compare questionnaire responses with regional, national averages.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Backs Need to Accelerate New Medicines for Lupus

Foundation appeals to Congressional lawmakers for support of biomedical innovation to battle lupus.

 

 

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DEADLINE: These smaller pilot grants are intended to provide seed funds to scientists with novel ideas. This allows investigators to gather preliminary data to determine whether a greater investment is needed in their research idea or if they should change direction in order to maximize outcomes. Investigators studying a wide array of arthritis and related inflammatory diseases will have the opportunity to explore extremely novel ideas within a low-risk, high-reward funding model.

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DEADLINE: These projects are designed to be carried out primarily by a single investigator/institution and must be completed within the two-year period. Projects may include biomarker development/ validation using patient-derived material, studies to understand pathophysiology using patient-derived material, and studies to improve diagnosis, prognosis or treatment using human subjects or patient-derived materials. The principal investigator is required to devote a minimum of 20 percent full-time...

Last day to make your 2014 tax-deductible gift to the Rheumatology Research Foundation

DEADLINE: Established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the United States. On average, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is invested in Foundation programs.Since its founding in 1985, the Foundation has funded over $107 million providing more than 2,200 awards and grants to medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, physicians and health professionals. Some 77 percent of Foundation...

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