Friday, 23 Aug 2019


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18 Dec 2018 News TIF1-Ab in Dermatomyositis Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
15 Dec 2018 Social Bing Bingham MD talking on immune related adverse events (MSK and autoimmune). Says these occur in 3-5% of cancer pts treated with Checkpoint inhibitors. Unofficial surveys show nearly 50% of Rheums have seen these referrals. #MARS #ARTHROS
11 Dec 2018 News Genetic Diagnosis for Previously Undiagnosed Disorders
11 Dec 2018 Social Registry studies of systemic sclerosis shows that early severe GI involvement (9% at 2yrs) is associated with increase risk of inflammatory myositis (OR 4.68), telangiectasias (OR 2.45), skin progression and a >2-fold risk of death (HR 2.27)
10 Dec 2018 News SLE and Risk of Malignancy
10 Dec 2018 Social Full text overview of novel biologic and molecular targets studied or in development for SLE.
10 Dec 2018 Social Galectin-9 is a biomarker correlating with type 1 IFN signature and correlates w/ disease activity in SLE and and antiphospholipid syndrome and may also correlate with other autoimmune Dz - Sjögren’s, systemic sclerosis & juvenile) dermatomyositis
06 Dec 2018 News The Benefits of a Lupus Clinic
27 Nov 2018 News Diagnosing Early Lupus from Mimics
27 Nov 2018 Social Musculoskeletal/Rheumatic diseases (arthralgias, myalgias, arthritis, PMR, myositis, Sjogrens, SLE) are uncommon side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors, so-called irAE (immune related adverse events). Good review here.
26 Nov 2018 News High CV Risk in Lupus
19 Nov 2018 News AURA-LV Trial - Voclosporin Effective in Lupus Nephritis
15 Nov 2018 News Pilot Data on Rituximab in Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
14 Nov 2018 News Scleroderma Expert Treatment Preferences
06 Nov 2018 News IgG4-Related Disease: First Draft Criteria Presented at ACR 2018
01 Nov 2018 Social Big news? Presented at #ACR18 as an abstract (L10) - small study of 29 primary Sjogrens syndrome pts - 8 Placebo vs 21 on Leflunomide + HCQ. At 24 weeks 1/9 PBO and 9/21 LEF/HCQ responded w/ ESSDAI improved > 3. Surprising, small, needs repeating
31 Oct 2018 Social Nationwide Inpatient Database (2005-2014) studied 2036 SLE patients with MI (STEMI and NonSTEMI) and showed hospital outcomes (Mortality, CABG, AE, hosp stay, costs) same as non-SLE patients.
26 Oct 2018 Social RT @Rheumforall: Remember cutaneous lupus can be caused by medication. This changes our treatment.
25 Oct 2018 Social RT @MissbeeMD: IgG4-related disease... almost completely unknown 10 years ago. "It is a perfect disease for rheumatologists to take care of…
25 Oct 2018 Social RT @WIRheum: Toci in SSc failed to achieve primary endpoint (modified Rodman skin score) Abs 898 Roundup - Cush, Kavanaugh #ACR18 @Rheum…