Thursday, 23 Jan 2020


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13 Feb 2019 News Noninfectious Proximal Aortitis Needs Serial Follow-ups
12 Feb 2019 Social Cytokine profiles in lupus do not differ based on the Autoantibody status; hence the same in those positive for SSA/SSB or Sm/RNP or APL or multiple. However ANA negative Lupus have sign lower levels of IFNγ, TNFα, IL12/IL23p40, etc.
11 Feb 2019 News Ten Contemporary Challenges Facing Lupus Treatment
09 Feb 2019 Social The RHeumNow Podcast is up! Alot on lupus this time. View here: or listen to podcast on iTunes, Apple Car Play Podcasts or on SoundCloud
07 Feb 2019 Social Study of 3209 incident lupus pts in Sweden shows lung dz to be 6 fold more common than controls (IR 14/1000 Pt Yrs), including a 19 fold higher risk of interstitial lung disease.
06 Feb 2019 Social Kaiser Permanente study of 1,956 adult #SLE patients shows that only 58% of lupus pts were ≥80% adherent to hydroxychloroquine. Only age and increasing visits were predictive. Not predictive were the rheumatologist, center or socioeconomic factors.
04 Feb 2019 News Elevated Fracture Risk in Lupus
30 Jan 2019 Social 17.2% of 576 autoimmune pts had Mechanic hands: 50% MCTD; 35% DM; 15% PSS; 15% of UCTD; 14% Sjogren’s; NO SLE pts. 81% Mechanic+ had abnl capillaroscopy. DM w/ Mechanics had more Raynauds, Jo-1+ & abnl capillaroscopy
28 Jan 2019 News Improved Survival with Renal Transplant in SLE
25 Jan 2019 Social QD - Hemoptysis with lupus: Stable lupus patient suddenly complains of hemoptysis - whats the differential diagnosis? Lessons and cases from the Rheumatology clinic. #lupus
25 Jan 2019 ACR Video QD Video - Hemoptysis with Lupus
23 Jan 2019 News Major Challenges for Lupus in 2019
18 Jan 2019 News Malar Rash and Polyarthritis
17 Jan 2019 Social A scleroderma/Raynauds patient just showed us her favorite XMAS gift - an Electric Hand Warmer - you can buy these on Amazon for $15-30. Very Cool!!
16 Jan 2019 Social Who thought this was possible? Numbers suggest this is rare. Tis wrong to use this to forge ahead with an unlikely PMR dx in the face of a normal CRP/ESR; but will you go so far as to order the expensive FDG-PET?
14 Jan 2019 Social National registry of lupus nephritis pts w/ ESRD (n=20,974) between 1995-2014 showed that mortality declined from 11.1 to 6.7/100PY; Mortality declined for whites (HR 0.68), blacks (0.67) and Hispanics (0.51) and declined for CVD and infx by 44% & 63%
14 Jan 2019 News Early Predictive Factors for Scleroderma Renal Crisis
11 Jan 2019 Social QD Video - lessons from the Clinic - How to evaluate the Takayasu's arteritis patient.
10 Jan 2019 ACR Video QD Video - Evaluation of Takayasu Arteritis
07 Jan 2019 Social Obesity makes everything worse, including SLE! Study of 148 SLE pts; the 32% who were obese had worse disease activity, depression, pain and fatigue.