Friday, 13 Sep 2019


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29 Jan 2018 Social Of 1342 Scleroderma pts, 83% presented with Raynauds as 1st symptom (17% did not). Survival was different in RP+ vs RP-, 83 vs. 62% at 20 yrs, 71 vs. 50% at 30 yrs. Mortality highest in older, male, dcSSc subset, ILD, PAH, renal crisis, heart involvement.
11 Jun 2018 Social Analysis of 1463 childhood SLE pts shows 10% have a concomitant autoimmune disease (most being Hashimoto thyroiditis, antiphospholipid syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, type 1 DM), but only 0.7% had 3 or more autoimmune Dz.
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)
11 May 2016 Social The "Chewing Gum Test" confirms active GCA by inducing jaw claudication within 3 minutes of 1 chew per second.
04 Oct 2016 Social 2016 review of Relapsing Polychondritis; involving ear, nose, joints, trachea, larynx, eyes, heart, and aorta
26 Aug 2019 Social Full read review of "Management of Refractory Lupus Nephritis"
22 May 2017 Social Novel approach to autoimmune dz(AID): target inate immune responses to downregulate adaptive immunity & reverse AID
17 Mar 2016 Social Some Interstitial nephritis pts have autoantibodies against a water-channel protein in collecting tubules.
04 Nov 2017 Social RT @DrBhana: Screening recommendations for HCQ retinopathy #ACR17
05 May 2017 Social RT @ACRheum: New Myositis Response Criteria Now Available →
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…
10 Feb 2018 Social Dr Anne Stevens #RWCS - cocaine levamisole causes an autoimmune syndrome with thrombotic vasculopathy with purpura - not vasculitis
14 Jun 2018 Social RT @philipcrobinson: van Laar “The SCOT trial Is a game changer for scleroderma” #EULAR2018 @RheumNow
15 May 2015 Social Microscopic polyangiitis in 9 kids: alveolar hemorrhage the most common pulm finding. Most respond to steroids + CTX
12 Sep 2015 Social Dr Yazici lectures @ RAL mtg on Behcets. L moving from endemic/turkey to none endemic areas do better, less severe Dz
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
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: New real life treatment strategies for Systemic Sclerosis. I love MMF too! #ACR17 @RheumNow
24 Oct 2016 Social RT @NatRevNeph: In our November issue: Scleroderma renal crisis and renal involvement in systemic #sclerosis https:…
08 Mar 2017 Social ANCA-assoc vasculitis pts who are chronic carriers of nasal Staph aureus have more relapses vs noncarriers(15% v 2%)
13 Apr 2016 Social Dr Aryeh Fischer says UIP - best Dx by HRCT w/ honeycombing; most common form of ILD; most common in RA, 2nd most common in PSS & other CTD