Focus on ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Presented: October 20, 2016
Speaker: Richard Watts, MA, DM, FRCP
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Dr. Richard A. Watts is a Consultant Rheumatologist with Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital, United Kingdom. In this 2016 webinar, Dr. Watts discusses updated recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of GPA/Wegener’s granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and EGPA/Churg-Strauss.
Dr. Watts reviewed an article in The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: EULAR/ERA-EDTA recommendations on the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis. This extensive article offers 15 recommendations intended for use by health care professionals, doctors in specialist training, medical students, pharmaceutical industries and drug regulatory organizations. The paper reassesses standard therapy, including the use of biological agents, the prognostic value of histopathology, and management of long-term complications, integrating these into treatment algorithms.
Dr. Watts provides care for people with the whole range of musculoskeletal conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia.