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Rheumatology Discussions

Highlights From the 2013 Rheumatology Meeting in San Diego

  • Discussion 1: “The Great Debate”—Treatment of RA

    Duke faculty members Megan E.B. Clowse, MD, MPH, and Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, MD, discuss “The Great Debate,” which focuses on the optimal treatment approach for RA and strategies to balance therapeutic efficacy and cost with available agents.


  • Discussion 2: Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathies

    Drs. Clowse and Criscione-Schreiber review recent studies on the use of ustekinumab in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis; they also discuss findings from the TICOPA Trial, which investigated a treat-to-target approach for psoriatic arthritis.


  • Discussion 3: Lupus

    Drs. Clowse and Criscione-Schreiber explore the implications of data from recent lupus trials, including medication tapering, treatment adherence, investigational therapies, innovations in clinical trial design, and the reduction in efficacy of influenza vaccinations.