Friday, 16 Feb 2018

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The RheumNow Week in Review - 16 February 2018

Dr. Jack Cush reviews highlights, news and recent research published this week on RheumNow.com. This week's report includes news on social media, new rituximab indications, steroid complications, DECT in Gout, T2T in gout, Dementia and rheumatology numbers.

NHANES Survey Shows OA Rising and RA Declining

An analysis of 43,706 adults from the 1999-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) demonstrated temporal trends in the prevalence of arthritis, including a rise in osteoarthritis (OA) from 6.6% to 14.3%, while the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) decreased from 5.9% to 3.8% in the USA, (Citation source https://buff.ly/2o6fhkW

Abatacept Improves GvHD Outcomes

The results from a phase 2 clinical trial presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting demonstrated that the drug abatacept was highly effective in managing severe acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplants.

T2T Improves Primary Care Gout Management

Researchers from Geisinger Medical center tested a pilot primary care gout management improvement intervention, and demonstrated significantly improved primary care gout management metrics when a treat to target approach was implemented. 

DMARDs Lower Dementia Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

UK researchers have analyzed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from the UK Clinical Practice Research Database and shown that chronic conventional DMARD (cDMARD) use was associated with 40% lower risk of dementia (nearly 50% with methotrexate use).

RWCS Day 4 Podcast

Listen in on the proceedings from the 2018 RWCS meeting in Maui, with excerpts from leading teachers in rheumatology. This podcast features presentations from Drs. Leslie Biello, Alvin Wells, Anne Stevens, Rachel Tate, Anna Postolova, Artie Kavanaugh, Bevra Hahn, Eric Ruderman, Mark Genovese, Uma Mahadevan, Bernie Rubin, Umber Ahmad. Listen here or on Stitcher, iTune, iPhone, Soundcloud or Google play. 

RWCS Day 3 Podcast

Listen in on the proceedings from the 2018 RWCS meeting in Maui with excerpts from leading teachers in rheumatology. This podcast features topics in dermatology, the fellowship program lead by Dr. Bernie Rubin and videos by the fellows.  Featured are Drs. Rachel Tate, Sheetal Patel, Bernie Rubin, Natasha Zohuri, Laura Howe, Kyle Maier, Jeff Chwa, George Martin, and Elaine Alexander.

The RWCS - RheumNow Week in Review - 9 February 2018

Dr. Jack Cush reviews highlights, news and recent research published this week on RheumNow.com. This week's report includes news and education from the RWCS meeting in Maui. Also featured are uricase treatments for gout, exercise in RA, CVD in lupus, NFC predicting mortality in systemic sclerosis, Uveitis predicting AS and future manpower shortages in rheumatology.

RWCS Day 2 Podcast

Listen in on the proceedings from the 2018 RWCS meeting in Maui with excerpts from leading teachers in rheumatology. This podcast features Drs. Martin Bergman, Jack Cush, Rachel Tate, Phil Aleksiejuk, Shubha Kollampare, Orrin Troum, and Alvin Wells. Listen here or on Stitcher, iTune, iPhone, Soundcloud or Google play.

Recurrent Uveitis Increases the Risk of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Arthritis Research and Therapy reports on the epidemiologic association between recurrent anterior uveitis and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) noting that as the number of uveitis episodes increases, so does the incidence of AS.

RWCS Day 1 Podcast

Listen in on the proceedings from RWCS with excerpts from leading teachers in rheumatology. This podcast features Drs. Bevra Hahn, Artie Kavanaugh and Anne Stevens. 

Nailfold Capillaroscopy Portends Prognosis in Systemic Sclerosis

Two reports underscore the importance of nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) in scleroderma and have shown that nailfold capillary drop out was significantly associated with mortality in systemic sclerosis.