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The Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA) patient registry collects a host of treatment and disease indicators for a variety of rheumatic diseases at every physician visit
The American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) "Report on Reasonable Use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography in Rheumatology Clinical Practice" addresses using the technology in the context of an overall clinical evaluation
From the College: What Does Stage 2 Meaningful Use Mean for Your Rheumatology Practice?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Stage 2 Meaningful Use rule will focus on using data collected for more advanced clinical processes
From the College: REF Meets with NIAMS and AF to Discuss Funding
The ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) has been working with the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (NIAMS) to lead discussions about how to best develop the careers of physician-scientists involved in rheumatic disease research.
From the College: Pediatric Researcher Turns American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Award into a Learning Experience
Yukiko Kimura, MD, has been interested in medical education for a long time, so when the ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) awarded her the ACR REF Clinician Scholar Educator Award in 2008, she knew what she wanted to do.
In a large cohort study of women with inflammatory polyarthritis, researchers have shown that the use of oral contraceptives is associated with a beneficial functional outcome when used either before or at symptom onset.
It is well known by rheumatologists that heart disease is associated with the connective tissue diseases. Now, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are 60% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those without RA.
MIAMI--Grant recipients of the Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) campaign--the ACR Research and Education Foundation’s (REF’s) $30-million research effort--traveled to South Florida recently to update each other on their projects. Perhaps just as important, they came to listen. The lively discussions included suggestions for refining projects and ideas for teaming up with other researchers.
Departments: Essential Evidence Plus
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Columns: A Milestone in RA Research
We are proud to announce the ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) recently achieved a major accomplishment: we surpassed the initial $30-million fundraising goal of the Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis campaign! To date, commitments to the campaign total $30,719,054 from 245 donors.