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The RheumNow Week in Review - 3 November 2017

Dr. Jack Cush Reviews the News and Highlights from the past week on RheumNow.com

  1. Comparison of familial and sporadic SLE - Photosensitivity, thrombocytopenia renal more in sporadic SLE. https://t.co/VgizQzN6xq
  2. Study of 432 rural women shows Knee OA increases w/ age (OR 2.4-4.4), manual work,+FHx, but is 50% less in smokers https://t.co/Jix6mpBnop
  3. 20 Deaths and 536 cases of Hepatitis A reported in San Diego - Out break peaked in summer & has slowed since. https://t.co/qmfQt9yN6R
  4. Outbreak of E.coli strickens 302/5500 Marines with diarrhea at boot camp in San Diego https://t.co/jfuo8MR4NK
  5. Low persistence of TNFi in PsA >2.5x more likely in women & pts w/ metabolic syndrome-related comorbidities https://t.co/F2VG1qOOAV
  6. #RA pts in Natl Ambulatory Med Survey-60% recv DMARDs, 24% Biologics; 2-3 x higher w/ Medicare pts & specialist care https://t.co/VWXKSR1yLf
  7. Taiwan claims database shows risk of CV events in RA lower w/ topical NSAIDs (1.87/100PY) vs oral NSAIDs(2.14/100PY) https://t.co/PpWbmeg38O
  8. 18FFDG-PET superior to clinical scoring in Dx of PMR (pre-pred) w/ sensitivity 85%, specificity 87%, PPV 93% NPV 74% https://t.co/11ltSQLkT9
  9. 3 registries show serious infusion rxns are very low w/ TCZ (1/100PY), RTX (0.7/100PY), ABA (0.6/100PY); none fatal https://t.co/rPflRs45eE
  10. 20 pts early diffuse SSc Rx w/ MMF + PBO or belimumab. Belim. trended to better Rodnan skin scores but NS (-10 v -3) https://t.co/25dNgoJV4A
  11. Causes of Dactylitis = PsA, AS, SpA, reactive arthritis, MCTD, PSS, TB, syphilis, JIA, Sarcoid https://t.co/OU01efonH7
  12. CDC Endorses New Shingles Vaccine Over Zostavax  
  13. CRIB Study Shows No Transplacental Transfer of Certolizumab  
  14. Death Rates from Lupus Remain Disproportionately High   
  15. CALM Study: Tight Control with Anti-TNF Wins in Crohn's Disease
  16. Follow RheumNow Coverage of ACR 17 in San Diego – ACR17.Rheumnow.com
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