Thursday, 23 Jan 2020


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10 May 2016 Social May is Myositis Awareness Month. Myositis affects ~60,000 Americans
10 May 2016 News Scleroderma Digital Ulcers Fail to Respond to Endothelin Antagonist
11 May 2016 Social The "Chewing Gum Test" confirms active GCA by inducing jaw claudication within 3 minutes of 1 chew per second.
11 May 2016 Social 15yr Taiwan study of 75,123 autoimmune disease pts shows 1-2 fold signif incr Cancer rates for SLE, Sjog, PSS, DM/PM
12 May 2016 Social Retrospective study from Brigham shows adverse SLE pregnancy outcomes assoc. w/ nephritis, cytopenia, serositis
12 May 2016 News Vasculitis Associated with Biologic Use
13 May 2016 Social New $5 million Lupus Medical Research Program Approved by House Subcommittee
13 May 2016 News Netrin-1 May Promote Lung Fibrosis in Scleroderma
18 May 2016 Social Lupus retinopathy seen in 12% of 96 lupus pts; mild in 2/3. retinopathy pts had higher Creat, ESR, & Plts counts
19 May 2016 News GWAS Reveals Shared Susceptibility Locus Between RA and SLE
25 May 2016 Social 17.2% PM/DM get cancer, more in DM (23%) vs PM (9%).Incr risk w/ older age, heliotrope, Gottron's, dysphagia, lowCPK
25 May 2016 News Tocilizumab Effective in PMR
01 Jun 2016 Social Cool images of scleroderma demonstrating interstitial lung disease, in a usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern
01 Jun 2016 Social Rituximab fails to be effective treatment for calcinosis.
02 Jun 2016 Social After steroids, Azathioprine, methotrexate & mycophenolate are most commonly chosen agents to Rx #Myositis.
06 Jun 2016 News Comorbidities Seen with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
06 Jun 2016 Social Which to use with Scleroderma interstitial lung disease - Cytoxan or Mycophenolate - Dr Pope tackles the question
07 Jun 2016 Social Review of imaging, DMARD or Biologic use in Polymyalgia (PMR) by Drs Matteson Dejaco and Buttgereit
09 Jun 2016 Social #Eular2016 Lg SSc cohort study showed 5 factors predict SSc mortality- male, upper GI involved, proteinuria, LVEF<50%, DLCO<60% #OP0030
09 Jun 2016 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: Cassie Calabrese rocks the house at EULAR with luetic vasculitis @RheumNow @HealioRheum