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By Jack Cush, MD | 24 August 2018
Dr. Jack Cush comments on the last week's news and journal highlights on RheumNow.com.
- Comparative study of pregnant women with RA (n=657), JIA (170) vs 564 controls shows RA and JIA have 2 fold higher rates of pre-term delivery and risk of PTD was highest with disease activity and corticosteroid use. https://t.co/FPmtPbtxUM
- Subanalysis of 221 pts in MeTeOR study shows persistent and extensive effusion‐synovitis Knee Osteoarthritis (with meniscal tears) is associated with greater degrees of cartilage loss over 18 mos. https://t.co/3KtHQx0QI2
- PLEASE- stop trying Plaquenil, DMARDs, biologics in Hand OA - they dont work!!. My best regimen is: simple analgesics (acetaminophen 1950 mg qd) plus 2.5 mg prednisone, hand OT, and painful PIP/DIP immobilization with 2inch Cohesive tape x 14days https://t.co/VOzs0yWjOS
- A multinational study of 1,545 SLE patients followed for a mean of 7+ years shows those with proteinuria incur 4 fold higher costs ($20k -->84K) & those with GFR < 30cc incur 15 fold higher costs. ($20k-->310K) https://t.co/fS7rSnn2mE
- Romanian Tuberculosis Study of 550 RA, PsA, AS patients on TNF inhibitors (where population risk is 97 per100k PY); found incidence of TB on TNFi to be 1348.0, 862.1 and 540.2 per 100k Pt-Yrs (measured as TST >5, TST>10mm, QFT) https://t.co/SIkefJg909
- A study of 27,959 acute coronary syndrome patients shows that the 46% with hyperuricemia (SUA > 6.0) had significantly greaters risks of cardiovascular events, regardless of a diagnosis of gout. https://t.co/chEJ8QeFh0
- Outcomes of Systemic Sclerosis Hospitalization
- IL-12 and IL-23 Promote Giant Cell Arteritis
- 1st Ceremonial Burial of Dead Words in Rheumatology - The Rheumatology Dead Word Cemetary (CTD, Rheumatism, CREST, MCTD, and more) https://t.co/k3f5HgCCiQ
- Adult, Acute, Asymmetric Oligoarticular inflammatory arthritis - Whats your differential Dx? PsA, Spa, Reactive, IBD, Sarcoid, undifferentiated arthritis, CPPD, RA, chlamydia, Lyme, Fungal/Tbc, acute gonococcal infection.