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Favorite Abstracts from the 2016 ACR Annual Meeting


The next session of #RheumJC will be Wednesday, December 14. We’ll be discussing four of your favorite abstracts from the 2016 ACR Annual Meeting based on your votes from our recent poll.

The abstracts we’ll be discussing are:

Abstract 911 – Efficacy and Safety of Tocilizumab in Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis: Primary and Secondary Outcomes from a Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. (48%, 14 Votes)

Abstract 1955 – Rituximab Versus Azathioprine to Maintain Remission of ANCA-Associated Vasculitides (MAINRITSAN): Follow-up at 60 Months (41%, 12 Votes)

Abstract 3028 – A Single Infusion of Rituximab Delays the Onset of Arthritis in Subjects at High Risk of Developing RA. (38%, 11 Votes)

Abstract 1725 – Combination Therapy of Apremilast and Biologic Agent As a Safe Option of Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis (34%, 10 Votes)

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