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Long-Term Issues in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Presented: July 23, 2015
Speaker: Rennie Rhee, MD, University of Pennsylvania Health System
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A recipient of a  VF-funded Vasculitis Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rennie Rhee works with Drs. Peter Merkel and Antoine Sreih, among others, to understand more about vasculitis. In particular, Dr. Rhee hopes to determine whether outcomes, such as survival and development of end-stage renal disease, have improved in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis over the past 25 years. She also is interested in the impact of early diagnosis and treatment advances on these outcomes.

“Understanding the past helps us move forward,” Dr. Rhee explains. “We want to know if all the advances in the field of vasculitis are translating into improvements in patient-important outcomes in a real-world setting. We can also evaluate which has had a larger contribution to better outcomes: earlier diagnosis or advances in therapy. Understanding this will help identify areas in need of more research.”