Friday, 13 Sep 2019


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16 Nov 2016 Social RT @rachelthuston: Key US findings in GCA per #OMERACT #ACR16 @RheumNow
08 Jan 2018 Social Interesting collection of pictures of localized scleroderma.
06 May 2019 Social Cohort study finds 6/420 (1.4%) of SLE patients had steroid induced pancreatitis is - half of them died. Lit review finds 451 lupus pancreatitis with majority developing pancreatitis w/in 3 days of medium-to-high dose steroids (mortality = 37.5%).
06 Apr 2016 Social CPK >1000: Causes in192 pts-55% PM/DM, 17% drugs, 3% infx, 10% trauma, 12% idiopathic, 5% MI, 4%hypoT4, 2% metabolic
30 Apr 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Sicca management options. Pearls: fluoride treatments + monitoring for thrush (Beware: sugar in otc meds!) A. Baer, MD @R…
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Novel Anti-CD40 monoclonal ab CFZ533 potential benefit in Sjogren's Syndrome. #ACR17 @RheumNow #1784…
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
08 Mar 2017 Social ANCA-assoc vasculitis pts who are chronic carriers of nasal Staph aureus have more relapses vs noncarriers(15% v 2%)
05 May 2017 Social RT @ACRheum: New Myositis Response Criteria Now Available →
19 Oct 2017 Social Dr Munther Khamashta at #APLAR2017 lecturing on Catastrophic APS - seen in 0.8% of APS pts.
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @KDAO2011: Dr Virginia Pascual:Precision Medicine: 7 types of SLE, 3 signatures (IFN,plasmablast, neutrophil), 1 amazing lady. #ACR17 @r…
18 Aug 2016 Social Nijmegen Systemic Sclerosis study compared SSc (396) w/ SSc-PM overlap(24) & found 2.3 X more deaths in overlap pts
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
24 Jun 2016 Social Antiphospholipid & anti-β2-glycoprotein Abs not associated with lupus nephritis. Immunosuppression lowers levels
22 Oct 2015 Social Treating Pericarditis: (Dx 1st!) NSAIDS, colchicine, Steroids (low then higher doses); anakinra for recurrent Dz
08 Nov 2017 Social RT @cgytz: Who should have infliximab? #sarcoidosis #ACR17
10 Feb 2018 Social Dr Anne Stevens #RWCS - cocaine levamisole causes an autoimmune syndrome with thrombotic vasculopathy with purpura - not vasculitis