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Research on Covid-19 and hospitalisation of rheumatic patients wins Young Investigator Award

The ISR Young Investigator Award 2020 was presented to Dr Rachael Flood for her work on Covid-19 infection and hospitalisation...
Research on Covid-19 and hospitalisation of rheumatic patients wins   Young Investigator Award

Adolescent junior systemic erythematosus discussed

Consultant Rheumatologist at the Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, Dr Nicola Ambrose discussed cases of junior systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE), junior dermatomyositis...
Adolescent junior systemic  erythematosus discussed

Quality-of-life needs to be better measured in osteoporosis

Quality-of-life in osteoporosis is currently not measured adequately and this needs to change to improve outcomes in these patients, the...
Quality-of-life needs to be better measured in osteoporosis

Behçet’s disease not as rare as believed, UK expert tells ISR

While classed as a rare autoimmune disease, Behçet’s is far more prevalent than the literature suggests, according to Prof Robert...
Behçet’s disease not as rare as believed, UK expert tells ISR

Fatigue the key issue for patients with lupus

Fatigue is the most debilitating symptom in systemic lupus erythematosus but the current limited understanding of fatigue mechanisms means there...
Fatigue the key issue for patients with lupus

New insights into joint damage could help reduce need for joint replacements

New insights into the cellular events triggered by joint-associated particulates could mean the development of treatments that promote repair, thus negating...
New insights into joint damage could help reduce need for joint replacements

ISR Bernard Connor Medal winner focuses on rare condition

The winner of the 2019 ISR Bernard Connor Medal was Tereza Florica, a Canadian third-year graduate entry medical student at University...
ISR Bernard Connor Medal winner focuses on rare condition

Arthritis Ireland launch book on living with RA

A new book featuring first-hand, personal accounts of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which affects an estimated 45,000 people in...
Arthritis Ireland launch book on living with RA

ISR Autumn Meeting deemed a great success

The 2019 Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Autumn Meeting, which was held in the Killashee Hotel, Naas, from 26-27 September,...
ISR Autumn Meeting deemed a great success

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
Research on Covid-19 and hospitalisation of rheumatic patients wins   Young Investigator Award Research on Covid-19 and hospitalisation of rheumatic patients wins Young Investigator Award
The ISR Young Investigator Award 2020 was presented to Dr Rachael Flood for her work on Covid-19 infection and hospitalisation...
Adolescent junior systemic  erythematosus discussed Adolescent junior systemic erythematosus discussed
Consultant Rheumatologist at the Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, Dr Nicola Ambrose discussed cases of junior systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE), junior dermatomyositis...
Quality-of-life needs to be better measured in osteoporosis Quality-of-life needs to be better measured in osteoporosis
Quality-of-life in osteoporosis is currently not measured adequately and this needs to change to improve outcomes in these patients, the...
Behçet’s disease not as rare as believed, UK expert tells ISR Behçet’s disease not as rare as believed, UK expert tells ISR
While classed as a rare autoimmune disease, Behçet’s is far more prevalent than the literature suggests, according to Prof Robert...
Fatigue the key issue for patients with lupus Fatigue the key issue for patients with lupus
Fatigue is the most debilitating symptom in systemic lupus erythematosus but the current limited understanding of fatigue mechanisms means there...
New insights into joint damage could help reduce need for joint replacements New insights into joint damage could help reduce need for joint replacements
New insights into the cellular events triggered by joint-associated particulates could mean the development of treatments that promote repair, thus negating...
ISR Bernard Connor Medal winner focuses on rare condition ISR Bernard Connor Medal winner focuses on rare condition
The winner of the 2019 ISR Bernard Connor Medal was Tereza Florica, a Canadian third-year graduate entry medical student at University...
Arthritis Ireland launch book on living with RA Arthritis Ireland launch book on living with RA
A new book featuring first-hand, personal accounts of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which affects an estimated 45,000 people in...
ISR Autumn Meeting deemed a great success ISR Autumn Meeting deemed a great success
The 2019 Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Autumn Meeting, which was held in the Killashee Hotel, Naas, from 26-27 September,...
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...

Early data from Covid-19 rheumatology Alliance shared

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A new global alliance aimed at sharing and collecting information on Covid-19 in rheumatology patients has been developed, attendees at the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Autumn Meeting heard. More than 200 people tuned into the first ever virtual ISR meeting, held on September 24 and 25 last. Formed rapidly in response to the pandemic,…

Doctors urged to increase awareness of food products and marketing

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Greater understanding of the role played by food marketing and changes in food processes is required in order to help reduce the rise of overweight and obesity in Ireland, a leading professor in marketing has claimed. According to Dr Norah Campbell (Phd), Associate Professor of Marketing at Trinity Business School, intense marketing and lobbying efforts…

Delegates hear about ‘cytokine storm’ and its association with Covid-19

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Consultant Rheumatologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Dr John Stack presented clinical cases and targeted therapies in dealing with ‘cytokine storm’. The topic was of particular interest to many, considering its increasingly recognised association with Covid-19. Dr Stack began by explaining the significance of cytokine storm, stating that it is a syndrome of severe,…

Healthcare should be viewed as a ‘driver for innovation’ – Prof Ostwald

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A novel perspective on the economic impact and societal value of health and medicines innovation is required, according to Chief Executive Officer and Head of Health Economics, WiFOR Institute, Germany, Prof Dennis A Ostwald (Phd). In his talk entitled ‘Attitudes to medicines innovation – A European perspective’, Prof Ostwald explained how he is seeking fundamental…

Adults should take vitamin D supplements in Ireland – Prof Kenny

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Emerging data on the health benefits of vitamin D support the case for a food fortification strategy to enhance levels among the public, a leading professor in gerontology has advised. According to Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin, Prof Rose-Anne Kenny Irish people have deficient or insufficient vitamin D levels despite emerging evidence…

Children with Down’s syndrome at greater risk of juvenile arthritis

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An oral scientific presentation entitled, “Increased T-cell responses, metabolic activity and invasive capacity of fibroblasts in children with Down’s syndrome associated arthritis (DA) compared to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)”, was delivered to delegates at the ISR meeting by a Phd student in Trinity College Dublin (TCD, Ms Serena Foo. Ms Foo said that JIA is…

The Gander – 14 November 2019

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