Friday, 15 Nov 2019


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24 Oct 2016 Social RT @NatRevNeph: In our November issue: Scleroderma renal crisis and renal involvement in systemic #sclerosis https:…
11 Dec 2016 Social Catastrophic antiphospholipid registry:500 pts, 30% SLE, death in 37%; renal 73%, lung 60%, half w/ CNS, heart, skin
29 Apr 2017 Social #SOTA2017 Dr Bing Bingham lectures on immune/Rheum consequences of cancer immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI)
22 May 2017 Social Novel approach to autoimmune dz(AID): target inate immune responses to downregulate adaptive immunity & reverse AID
04 Nov 2017 Social RT @DrBhana: Screening recommendations for HCQ retinopathy #ACR17
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: New real life treatment strategies for Systemic Sclerosis. I love MMF too! #ACR17 @RheumNow
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.
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
15 May 2015 Social Microscopic polyangiitis in 9 kids: alveolar hemorrhage the most common pulm finding. Most respond to steroids + CTX
04 Feb 2016 Social PROMISSE study shows LAC, but not aCL or aβ2GPI, is predictive of poor pregnancy outcomes after 12 wks of pregnancy
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
11 May 2016 Social The "Chewing Gum Test" confirms active GCA by inducing jaw claudication within 3 minutes of 1 chew per second.
05 Feb 2017 Social Metanalysis of lupus & Rx adherence shows 43-75%, of patients are non-adherent, & 1/3 stop theray after 5 yrs.
29 Apr 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: ANCA type most important predictor in AAV relapse - PR3 patients relapse more frequently than MPO patients. Dr. Merkel @R…
15 Aug 2017 Social SHARE SLE Guidelines Recommend Dx by SLICC, testing for complement defic., ENA, CXR, referral to rheum
05 Nov 2017 Social RT @_connectedcare: Features in someone with weakness which would lead you away from diagnosing myositis #ACR17 @rheumnow…
08 Nov 2017 Social RT @Lupusdoc: Renal Tx in SLE with ESRD have reduced mortality esp CVD and cancer, reassuring data #ACR17 @RheumNow #2921
08 Mar 2018 Social NICE reverses its Dec 2017 rejection and now approves Tocilizumab for use in Giant Cell Arteritis - specifically those with repeated relapses, or those who don't respond to steroids.
24 Oct 2018 Social RT @samwhittle: Pascual Year in Review: Gut pathogen (E gallinarum) translocated to liver, drives murine SLE. Treatable with antibiotics or…