Experts from NYU Langone Medical Center will present new research findings and clinical insight into the treatment of rheumatic and bone diseases in a variety of presentations at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, November 5-9, 2011.
Osteoarthritis and Bone Unintended Consequences: Increased Prescription of Narcotic Analgesics for OA in the Elderly is Associated with Increased Falls and Fractures in the Post-Vioxx Era
Lydia Rolita, MD and Bruce N. Cronstein, MD
Monday, November 7 at 8:30AM
Following the removal of Vioxx from the market there was a marked increase in the prescription of narcotic analgesics. Subsequently, the number of falls and fractures among the elderly population with osteoarthritis also went up which was attributed to patients prescribed narcotic analgesics. The findings strongly indicate that recommendations for the treatment of chronic pain be re-evaluated.
Lupus, Gout and Vaccines Favorable Prognosis in a Large, Prospective Multicenter Study of Lupus Pregnancies
Jill P. Buyon, MD
Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30AM
A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus found eighty percent (80%) of women had positive outcomes, with adverse outcomes associated with an increase in lupus activity during pregnancy, high titer aPL antibody, and higher levels of uric acid at baseline. This large, prospective study provides reassurances to those patients with stable lupus considering pregnancy and suggests guidelines for those at-risk patients.
Presentations, Demonstrations & Panel Discussion
A Distinctive Oral Microbiome Characterizes Periodontitis in Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Jose U. Scher, MD
Tuesday, November 8 at 4:45PM
This presentation investigates the abundance of a unique subgingival oral microbiota in patients with new-onset, n
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