Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

Autoimmune/Lupus

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29 Apr 2017 Social #SOTA2017 Dr Baer SSB alone has no diagnostic value, you'll need more to make the dx
21 Jul 2016 Social Pirfenidone is FDA approved for IPF. Open label study 63 PSS pts w/ IPF show it tolerable but no effect on outcomes https://t.co/j2ujvmfMnF
09 Oct 2016 Social Mayo study of incident Sarcoidosis shows 3 fold higher risk of Venous thrombosis & 4 fold risk of pulm embolism. https://t.co/C4gZc951aJ
19 Oct 2017 Social Deaths from catastrophic APS is down from 50% to 37% with earlier Dx and Rx. #APLAR2017 https://t.co/FWUA3vItri
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @WShergy: To do a Temporal Artery Biopsy or not. Imaging studies are quite interesting. From the GCA session. https://t.co/gx4plnFsPa
30 Dec 2017 Social RT @lupuscyclopedia: Check out my book - 'The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A ...' - on #BookBuzz -…
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) https://t.co/3XvzBR5cEh
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) https://t.co/fS7rSnn2mE
30 Apr 2019 Social Pectus carinatum or "Pigeon Chest" is a chest wall deformity w/ costal cartilage overgrowth pushing forward the manubrium/sterum; predominantly males (4:1F) also @ risk for scoliosis, Marfans, valvular/aortic disease, psychologic problems https://t.co/tL7vDfZDVT
28 Sep 2019 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up - discussing PSS & Cancer, SLE & narcotics, AAV & Lipids, Anakinra & NIDDM. Watch it here>> https://t.co/PolTYQqbBW or listen to the podcast on iTunes, or SoundCloud>> https://t.co/ILQQw2kpse
01 Mar 2016 Social Review of Head & Neck imaging in GPA: sinonasal, airway, orbital, skull base, intracranial, temporal bone, auditory https://t.co/H7qswJtP4U
25 Apr 2016 Social Lancet has published a perspective on Lupus and how it has evolved. https://t.co/qiLeYd0CYO
29 Apr 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Rare scleroderma mimics including environmental toxin effects (rape seed oil, etc) Dr. Hummers @RheumNow #SOTA2017 https:…
15 May 2017 Social Informative slide presentation from UCSF on SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS AND THE HEART; pearls to follow https://t.co/BGcvyqncjN
23 Oct 2017 Social ANCA Assoc Vasculitis has increased malignancy risk that has decreased w/ better Tx and less CTX use. https://t.co/4UJBLtt8Wk
08 Jan 2018 Social RT @DrPetryna: Pivotal Ph3 52 wk NE Asia multi-center trial of belimumab in SLE pts reveals significantly improved SRI (53.8% Bel vs 40.1%…
11 Sep 2018 Social AstraZeneca and MedImmune announced the TULIP 1 Phase III clinical trial of anifrolumab in 460 SLE pts, failed to meet its primary endpoint of reducing disease activity (SRI4) at 12 mos. https://t.co/Xh5ZpfyFZu https://t.co/gPugoSswN5
07 Jan 2019 Social Obesity makes everything worse, including SLE! Study of 148 SLE pts; the 32% who were obese had worse disease activity, depression, pain and fatigue. https://t.co/PQOQrBca2a
28 Mar 2016 Social Incidence of Herpes Zoster (shingles) for RA & SLE pts ≥40 yrs is 1.5-2 times higher than gen pop (8.5/1000) https://t.co/4PYhc35c6L
13 May 2016 Social New $5 million Lupus Medical Research Program Approved by House Subcommittee https://t.co/XYU3Rxod8s