Friday, 19 Jan 2018

You are here

The RheumNow Week in Review – 2 June 2017

Dr. Jack Cush reviews highlights from the past week on RheumNow.com. 

  1. 108 Early RA pts (<6 mos) 41% use CAM/nutraceutical.CAM & higher DAS28 had 7 mo DMARD delay; Higher HAQ levels associated with shorter delay in DMARD use. https://t.co/XQYwDyReWi
  2. 33 pts with Axial Spondyloarthritis Rx with NSAIDs decreased their MRI sacroiliitis and BM edema with longterm NSAIDs only https://t.co/LWMuGSDiFc
  3. Scleroderma Lung Study I/II CTX and MMF were associated with significant reductions in skin thickness compared to PBO @2yrs https://t.co/5LfsbTTGvC
  4. Rare MTX-induced skin necrosis w/ skin erosions, oral ulcers, cytopenia, 17% mortality. @Ris =age>60, CRI, no folate https://t.co/kaQ1oWIhGx
  5. VINDICATE mnemonic for AVN causes: Vascular, Infection, Drugs, Inflamm, Congenital, Autoimmune, Trauma, Endocrine https://t.co/d0oGGJp2Hq
  6. RA pregnant women shown to increase type 1 interferon gene expression from pre-preg to 3rd trimester https://t.co/Nar1onFQSS
  7. 23% of adult rheumatologists care for kids w/ JIA. 94% are comfortable diagnosing JIA; 76% comfortable treating JIA https://t.co/6B5XIIxntm
  8. New BSR 2017 British Society of.Rheumatology releases new guideline for Rx of gout; noting curative ULT must be offered to all pts early.
  9. Biologics Before Triple DMARD is Not Cost Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  10. High Fiber Intake May Decrease Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
  11.  Chondroitin Effective in Knee OA. Or is it?
Disclosures: 
The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

Add new comment

More Like This

The RheumNow Week in Review - 19 January 2018

The RheumNow Week in Review discusses the past week's news, journal articles and highlights from RheumNow.com. This week's report covers the rising cost of adalimumab, infections in myositis, phyisician burnout, biologics in Still's disease and weight loss benefits in RA. 

Rheumatology Physician Burnout and Depression

The 2018 Medscape Physician Burnout and Depression report shows that 42% of physician respondents report "burnout" and up to 15% experience some sort of depression. In a survey of 15,543 doctors from 29 specialties, they found highest burnout rates in critical care and neurologists (48%), family medicine (47%), ob/gyns and internists (46%). Lowest rates were seen in pathology and dermatology (32%), and plastic surgery (23%). 

What did rheumatologists report?

The RheumNow Week in Review - 12 January 2018

Dr. Jack Cush reviews a dozen highlights from the past week on RheumNow.com.

40% of Arthritis Patients Fail to Receive Exercise Guidance

The latest issue of CDC’s MMWR reports that exercise counseling among arthritis patients increased from 52% to 61% (2002 to 2014); hence ~40% do not receive health care provider counseling, suggesting the need for provider education and training in exercise counseling, and improved electronic medical record reminders.

The RheumNow Week in Review - 5 January 2018

Dr Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.