Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019


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10 May 2017 Social #WorldLupusDay 5/10 - Lupus must be managed as one person, one disease; not as a PT w/ 4 systems affected, each w/ a specialist weighing in
19 Jul 2019 Social There was no increaesd risk of cancer in 767 patients with giant cell arteritis in western Norway was compared to matched controls
13 May 2016 Social New $5 million Lupus Medical Research Program Approved by House Subcommittee
21 Aug 2018 Social A multinational study of 1,545 SLE patients followed for a mean of 7+ years shows those with proteinuria incur 4 fold higher costs ($20k -->84K) & those with GFR < 30cc incur 15 fold higher costs. ($20k-->310K)
28 Apr 2018 Social Study of 537 GCA pts undergoing temporal artery bx shows the value of CBC elements in predicting a +Bx: Thrombocytosis (OR 4.44), NLR (OR 1.81), PLR (OR 3.25), CRP (OR 3.00), ESR (OR 3.62), increased age (OR 1.03)
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
17 Nov 2016 Social RT @ARD_BMJ: Clear practical advice on how to screen for cancer in #myositis #ACR16
07 Apr 2017 Social Dr Cappelli Rheumatic AE w/ checkpoint inhibitors include Sicca Sx, inflamm arthritis, PMR, GCA, myositis, lupus nephritis, PsA, Pso
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
01 Jun 2017 Social SLE Mononeuritis multiplex: 2/3 active w/ SLEDAI≥6, w/ sensory, motor & neuropathic pain, BL, lower > upper limbs
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @WShergy: To do a Temporal Artery Biopsy or not. Imaging studies are quite interesting. From the GCA session.
30 Dec 2017 Social RT @lupuscyclopedia: Check out my book - 'The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A ...' - on #BookBuzz -…
01 Mar 2016 Social Review of Head & Neck imaging in GPA: sinonasal, airway, orbital, skull base, intracranial, temporal bone, auditory
05 Dec 2016 Social Catastrophic antiphospholipid registry:500 pts, 30% SLE, death in 37%; renal 73%, lung 60%, half w/ CNS, heart, skin
14 Apr 2017 Social Anabasum is a oral endocannabinoid-mimetic binds to CB2 receptor, will enter a phase III trial in Systemic sclerosis
23 Jul 2015 Social Apremilast useful in lupus? 8pt open label trial in discoid LE showed significant skin improvement @ 85d (by CLASI)
20 Jul 2017 Social RT @DrPetryna: Presence of germinal centers on labial gland biopsy in SjS is not asssociated with risk of MALToma @…
27 May 2018 Social RheumNow Wk in Review is up-- Hot news on CIRT, OP, MPO & what SLE will and wont do. Checkout podcast on iTUnes or here
23 Jan 2018 Social Among 286 SLE from the NHS, 42% were dsDNA+ at diagnosis. Current smokers were more likely to be dsDNA+ (HR 1.86) & >10 Pk-yr hx had elevated dsDNA+ SLE risk (HR 1.60)
16 Sep 2019 Social Despite several Vitamin D intervention RCTs in SLE failing; a metanalysis shows Vit D levels low in SLE, esp if SLEDAI >10. Deficiency of Vit D incr SLE risk (OR=4.37) and Vit D levels were inversely correlated with SLEDAI (correlation coefficien = −0.50)