Monday, 18 Nov 2019

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Autoinflammatory Diseases at the ACR Annual Meeting

It has been a wonderful year for autoinflammatory diseases at the ACR Annual Meeting.

I attended my first ACR Annual Meeting in 2011 in Chicago. In that meeting, there were 29 abstracts on autoinflammatory diseases and there were no sessions exclusively focusing on that topic*.

Part 1:  The “P” in Prednisone stands for Poison...and Other Pearls

Everyone has life hacks.  Years of experience and doing the same things repetitively allow us to figure out little tricks to make life easier. A rat in a maze, finding itself at a dead end, will back up and search for a clearing. If this rat encounters its neighbor, it will transmit that information so the second rat won’t make the same mistake.

RheumNow Podcast – ACR 2019 Round Up (11.15.19)

Dr. Jack Cush presents his favorite abstracts and presentations from Rheumatology Round Up and ACR 2019.

RheumNow Podcast – Better Ways to Treat Gout (11.8.19)

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

T2T Lowers Mortality in Gout

A Spanish prospective cohort of active, uncontrolled gout patients were followed and showed that failure to reach a target serum uric acid (sUA) level of 6 mg/dl (0.36 mmol/L) or less was associated with a 2-3 fold increase in mortality.

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Dr. Alvin Wells highlights data from the SELECT clinical program and discusses treatment goals in RA.
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Since moving to South Florida (also popularly known as "God's Waiting Room" by the locals). I've learned a lot more about Lipstick Rheumatology. This moniker was made famous by my friend and colleague, Dr. Kathryn Dao, who first wrote about the nuances of being a female with rheumatic disease. This blog focuses on three popular products recommended by my female patients that serve as life improving hacks.
A water pipe in my house broke, and I had to call for emergency plumbing service. The next day I went to the hospital, where I was on my two weeks of General Medicine inpatient attending. An elderly man was admitted, cared for, and following this patient's successful hospital discharge several days later, something occurred to me.
After a few clinic no-shows, our clinic partner discussions lapsed into a discussion of clinics, especially bad clinics. Amidst the cussing and discussing of clinic experience, my partner, Dr. Dao, threw out the phrase, “clinic exorcism”! What a great title for a different kind of blog. When clinic operations and operators are truly bad, who you gonna call? Not Clinic Busters. Think about clinic exorcisms designed to eradicate potentially hazardous patients, employees, partners or certain clinic practices.
How do you help your patients who are resistant to your medical recommendations when they are receiving biased information from friends, family, and the internet? I wanted to share with you two cases and my approach.
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Inflammatory Back Pain in axSpA: Dr. Rachel Tate
Dr. Tate discusses abstract #1163 Erosions Are the Most Often Reported Structural Lesion on MRI of the Sacroiliac Joints in axSpA Patients with IBP as presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP annual meeting in Atlanta.
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Adult Stills Disease & Febrile Disorders

Slide set on Febrile Disorders and AOSD from ACR19