Recapping the ACR Review Course: What You May Have Missed This Year
Healio Rheumatology publishes a roundup of the ACR [American College of Rheumatology] yearly review course and covers a talk given by Susan M. Goodman, MD, rheumatologist at HSS.
Dr. Goodman presented data showing arthroplasty rates are increasing in non-inflammatory arthritis but appear to be stable in patients with RA [rheumatoid arthritis], although the rates, particularly in small joints, are decreasing likely thanks to advances in treatments.
Yet this data is not as optimistic in conditions such as SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus] and PA [psoriatic arthritis].
Dr. Goodman suggested continuing the current prednisone dose throughout surgery and to plan surgery at the end of the dosing cycle of the medication.
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