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RheumNow Week in Review – 24 June 2016

Dr. Cush reviews highlights published this week at RheumNow.com.

  1. 40% lymphoma risk in Sjogrens if 3-6 risk factors present; including enlarged glands, lymphadenopathy, Raynauds, Ro/La, RF, monoclonal gammopathy, low C4 http://buff.ly/28QOil
  2. faSScinate study published in Lancet. 87 SSc patients treated with PBO or TCZ 162/wk. Improved skin scores (P=0.06) & FVC (p=0.03) @48wks https://t.co/bFpOrMKAFi
  3. Do Not Do CPK & Thyroid testing with suspected Fibromyalgia; study of 373 pts - none had high CPK & TSH not helpful https://t.co/xRp0xWBjDu
  4. Morning stiffness severity is better than duration; AMS duration weakly correlates with disease activity https://t.co/0gulDMicoc
  5. Nonseptic olecranon bursitis RCT revealed similar outcomes  with either compression+NSAID(85%), aspiration+steroid(85%);aspiration alone (65%) https://t.co/XXZdkBQgFt
  6. Study of ~140K UK residents finds 43.5% live w/ chronic pain; widespread pain 14%, neuropathic pain 8% & FM 5.4% https://t.co/mj91YqumXQ
  7. Breast cancer patients who also have autoimmune disorders have reduced survival and worse outcomes https://t.co/U2hsLENZxa
  8. Add Sarcoidosis to the list of causes of "saddle-nose deformity" (also relapsing polychondritis, GPA, syphilis) https://t.co/Rh20HOXkgm
  9. Studies from UCLA & Univ. Pittsburgh show Lung Transplant outcomes in Scleroderma similar to outcomes w/ pulm fibrosis https://t.co/8AagBRVCmB
  10. CDC report shows 10.4-23.6% of population doesn't wear seat belts; yet seat belts reduce MVA fatalities by 45-60% https://t.co/AjcSgcVUbx
  11. Infection Risk Increased in Giant Cell Arteritis, especially in the first year. 
  12. Hypogonadism Increases the Risk of Autoimmunity 31-58%.  
  13. New EULAR Guidelines on the Management of Behçet's Disease.  
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The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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