ISR

Hand osteoarthritis improves with prednisolone

The results of the low-dose prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis (HOPE) study presented at EULAR 2019 show that low-dose...
Hand osteoarthritis improves with prednisolone

Disease control on tocilizumab

The results of a randomised controlled trial presented at EULAR 2019 demonstrate high levels of treatment success in approximately two-thirds...
Disease control on tocilizumab

Disease remission associated with 80% reduction in cardiovascular outcomes

Remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an 80 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes,...
Disease remission associated with 80% reduction in cardiovascular outcomes

Being overweight linked to psoriatic arthritis

The results of a study presented at EULAR 2019 demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity...
Being overweight linked to psoriatic arthritis

Gout patients suffering in silence

The results of a 14 country pan-European survey presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest gout...
Gout patients suffering in silence

Disease control most important factor in treating pregnant rheumatology patients

Rheumatologists need to prioritise disease control in their pregnant patients and update themselves on the facts and recent changes in...
Disease control most important factor in treating pregnant rheumatology patients

Greater collaboration needed between dermatologists and rheumatologists

The skin manifestations of lupus give vital clues to how serious the disease course will be and rheumatologists need to...
Greater collaboration needed between dermatologists and rheumatologists

Health services need to better accommodate homeless patients

Health services need to be more accommodating of the needs of their homeless patients, and consider changing how they currently...
Health services need to better accommodate homeless patients

Diagnosing and classifying vasculitis remains a challenge

Making an accurate diagnosis is still one of the biggest challenges in treating the vasculitides,the 2019 ISR Spring Meeting heard....
Diagnosing and classifying vasculitis remains a challenge

Successful Spring Meeting for ISR

The 2019 Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Spring Meeting called on the Government to fund and implement the new HSE...
Successful Spring Meeting for ISR

Model of Care for Rheumatology in Ireland launch

RCPI National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology Ms Carol Reynolds, Ms Louise Casey, Ms Margaret McMahon.RCPI National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology...
Model of Care for Rheumatology in Ireland launch

Record-breaking attendance and leading international and national scientific updates

A record 225 delegates attended this year’s 2018 Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Autumn Meeting in Naas on 19-21 September....
Record-breaking attendance and leading international and national scientific updates

Bernard Connor Medal 2018

The ISR established the Bernard Connor Medal to encourage medical student participation in rheumatology during their undergraduate education and to...
Bernard Connor Medal 2018

New national rheumatology model of care presented to ISR

The new HSE National Model of Care for Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders document was officially presented to the Irish Society...
New national rheumatology model of care presented to ISR

Irish research to the forefront of ISR Autumn Meeting

Irish research was a key focus of this year’s ISR Autumn meeting, with a significant number of oral basic science...
Irish research to the forefront of ISR Autumn Meeting

The growing role of genetics in healthcare highlighted

Human genes hold the key to unlocking new disease treatments and cures and we now have the technology to unlock...
The growing role of genetics in healthcare highlighted

Management of rheumatic diseases during pregnancy update

The management of pregnant women with rheumatic diseases is evolving, with medication continuance now an increasing practise for some drug...
Management of rheumatic diseases during pregnancy update

Gut linked to both inflammatory bowel disease and axial spondyloarthritis with high cross-risk ratio

There is a clear link between gut inflammation, axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the...
Gut linked to both inflammatory bowel disease and axial spondyloarthritis with high cross-risk ratio

Irish Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018

Record-breaking attendance and leading international and national scientific updates A record 225 delegates attended this year’s 2018 Irish Society for...
Irish Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018

Irish Society for Rheumatology

President of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Dr Sinéad Harney speaks to Catherine Reilly about the Society’s upcoming Spring...
Irish Society for Rheumatology
Hand osteoarthritis improves with prednisolone Hand osteoarthritis improves with prednisolone
The results of the low-dose prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis (HOPE) study presented at EULAR 2019 show that low-dose...
Disease control on tocilizumab Disease control on tocilizumab
The results of a randomised controlled trial presented at EULAR 2019 demonstrate high levels of treatment success in approximately two-thirds...
Disease remission associated with 80% reduction in cardiovascular outcomes Disease remission associated with 80% reduction in cardiovascular outcomes
Remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an 80 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes,...
Being overweight linked to psoriatic arthritis Being overweight linked to psoriatic arthritis
The results of a study presented at EULAR 2019 demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity...
Gout patients suffering in silence Gout patients suffering in silence
The results of a 14 country pan-European survey presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest gout...
Disease control most important factor in treating pregnant rheumatology patients Disease control most important factor in treating pregnant rheumatology patients
Rheumatologists need to prioritise disease control in their pregnant patients and update themselves on the facts and recent changes in...
Greater collaboration needed between dermatologists and rheumatologists Greater collaboration needed between dermatologists and rheumatologists
The skin manifestations of lupus give vital clues to how serious the disease course will be and rheumatologists need to...
Health services need to better accommodate homeless patients Health services need to better accommodate homeless patients
Health services need to be more accommodating of the needs of their homeless patients, and consider changing how they currently...
Diagnosing and classifying vasculitis remains a challenge Diagnosing and classifying vasculitis remains a challenge
Making an accurate diagnosis is still one of the biggest challenges in treating the vasculitides,the 2019 ISR Spring Meeting heard....
Successful Spring Meeting for ISR Successful Spring Meeting for ISR
The 2019 Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Spring Meeting called on the Government to fund and implement the new HSE...
Model of Care for Rheumatology in Ireland launch Model of Care for Rheumatology in Ireland launch
RCPI National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology Ms Carol Reynolds, Ms Louise Casey, Ms Margaret McMahon.RCPI National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology...
Record-breaking attendance and leading international and national scientific updates Record-breaking attendance and leading international and national scientific updates
A record 225 delegates attended this year’s 2018 Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Autumn Meeting in Naas on 19-21 September....
Bernard Connor Medal 2018 Bernard Connor Medal 2018
The ISR established the Bernard Connor Medal to encourage medical student participation in rheumatology during their undergraduate education and to...
New national rheumatology model of care presented to ISR New national rheumatology model of care presented to ISR
The new HSE National Model of Care for Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders document was officially presented to the Irish Society...
Irish research to the forefront of ISR Autumn Meeting Irish research to the forefront of ISR Autumn Meeting
Irish research was a key focus of this year’s ISR Autumn meeting, with a significant number of oral basic science...
The growing role of genetics in healthcare highlighted The growing role of genetics in healthcare highlighted
Human genes hold the key to unlocking new disease treatments and cures and we now have the technology to unlock...
Management of rheumatic diseases during pregnancy update Management of rheumatic diseases during pregnancy update
The management of pregnant women with rheumatic diseases is evolving, with medication continuance now an increasing practise for some drug...
Gut linked to both inflammatory bowel disease and axial spondyloarthritis with high cross-risk ratio Gut linked to both inflammatory bowel disease and axial spondyloarthritis with high cross-risk ratio
There is a clear link between gut inflammation, axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the...
Irish Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018 Irish Society of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018
Record-breaking attendance and leading international and national scientific updates A record 225 delegates attended this year’s 2018 Irish Society for...
Irish Society for Rheumatology Irish Society for Rheumatology
President of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Dr Sinéad Harney speaks to Catherine Reilly about the Society’s upcoming Spring...

Gout: Challenges and opportunities in diagnosis and management

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Dr Rachel Cole and Prof Geraldine McCarthy discuss optimum gout management Case report A 72-year-old man was admitted to hospital in March 2019 with heart failure secondary to new onset atrial fibrillation. He had a past history of hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3. He had had one episode of acute first metatarsophalangeal…

Clinical update on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

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Dr Catherine Sullivan outlines the latest treatment options in rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common inflammatory arthritis with a prevalence of 1 per cent worldwide. Left untreated it results in irreversible deformity and disability, there is also now ample evidence that delays in diagnosis and treatment results in poorer outcomes. The incidence of…

Irish Society of Rheumatology Spring Meeting

Plenty of rheum to improve

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President of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Dr Sinéad Harney spoke to Catherine Reilly ahead of the Society’s Spring Meeting and outlined some pivotal issues affecting the specialty Members of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) gathered recently in Dublin for its Spring Meeting, which is a key event in the Society’s calendar. The…

Results of study suggest siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of acute coronary syndrome

The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in siblings of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting shared susceptibility between the two diseases. Recent studies have demonstrated that severity of RA is associated with the risk of ACS, suggesting…

Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia

The results of a US study presented at EULAR 2018 suggest that gout is associated with a 17-to-20 per cent higher risk of dementia in the elderly. The study included 1.23 million Medicare beneficiaries, of which 65,325 had incident dementia. In an analysis, which was adjusted for various potential confounding variables, including demographics, comorbidities and…

The Gander – 22 August 2019