This special edition of the RheumNow Week in Review covers highlights of selected sessions from the 2017 ACR annual meeting in San Diego. Dr. Jack Cush reviews lupus and the microbiome, daily podcasts, pregnancy and lactation, osteoporosis drug holidays and screening for pulmonary hypertension.
We take many things for granted. I walked 11,151 steps today going from sessions to posters and exhibit halls to learn as much as I can to take back to my clinic so I can help my patients. My feet were hurting, and my back bothered me as I tried to get comfortable for the next lecture; yet, these minor discomforts are nothing compared to what our patients experience on a daily basis.
Poster 318 presented at the ACR on Sunday morning caught attention of many, highlighting updates in phase 3 active controlled study of romosozumab vs alendronate in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis with high risk of fracture.