Friday, 19 Jul 2019


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21 Mar 2019 News Resistant Hypertension Common in SLE
20 Mar 2019 News Improved Mortality Trends in Lupus Nephritis
19 Mar 2019 Social Study of 21,016 SLE patients from Korean Health Claims databases shows SLE patients have a higher risk of cancer than controls (OR 1.44; 95% CI 1.33–1.56) with highre rates of cervical, thyroid, ovarian, oral cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, & multiple myeloma
19 Mar 2019 News Cyclosporin and IVIG Effective in Kawasaki's Disease
18 Mar 2019 Social European Commission Approves MabThera (rituximab) for use in Pemphigus, US FDA approved it in 6/18; RTX is now approved in 4 autoimmune disorders in the US & Europe (RA, GPA, MPA, Pemphigus) - Not approved for use in children
14 Mar 2019 News Brazilian Guidelines for Systemic Autoimmune Myopathies
13 Mar 2019 Social Study of 1021 Scleroderma patients from the EUSTAR cohort shows progressive skin fibrosis (>5 mRSS in 1 yr) was associated with significant lung function decline (FVC worse ≥10% (53.6% vs 34.4%; p<0.001) and all-cause mortality (15.4% vs 7.3%; p=0.003).
12 Mar 2019 News EULAR Consensus Guidelines for Juvenile Localized Scleroderma
11 Mar 2019 News 2018 Swedish Guidelines for Giant Cell Arteritis Treatment
07 Mar 2019 News Congenital Heart Block: Dangers Ahead
06 Mar 2019 News Lower Mortality Results from Lower Activity in Lupus
04 Mar 2019 ACR Video QD Clinic - Pregnancy and Dermatomyositis
24 Feb 2019 Social RheumNow Podcast is up! Discussions of Death rates, Jt. Surgeries, Lupus microbiome & activity, JIA outcomes, Tofacitinib Warnings, 25 Yr Hip replacements. Watch here or Listen to the Podcast on iTunes or soundcloud
23 Feb 2019 Social RT @KDAO2011: For SLE and other pts with photosensitive skin dz: FDA updated regulations for sunscreens—ONLY zinc oxide and titanium dioxid…
21 Feb 2019 News Lupus Microbiome May Drive Disease Activity
16 Feb 2019 Social Dr Anne Stevens shows that CARRA pediatric rheums treat localized scleroderma with steroids and MTX #RWCS2019
16 Feb 2019 Social Dr Anne Stevens compare localized and diffuse pediatric scleroderma #RWCS2019
15 Feb 2019 Social Dr Aryeh Fischer on ILD increasing #RWCS2019
15 Feb 2019 Social Analysis of a large Pediatric hospital database and 5679 SLE admissions shows that 12.4% had Pericardial Effusion (PCE) at entry. PCE was assoc w/ 2.5 higherrisk of In-hospital mortality(p 0.027) and 1.5 time more 30Day readmissions (p 0.001).
15 Feb 2019 Social 927 Lupus registry study shows that use of combined hormonal contraceptives was low (8%) and nearly half (55%) took place in the setting of possible contraindication such as aPL (52%), HTN (34%), migraine with aura (22%). More study and info is needed