Monday, 26 Aug 2019


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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)
12 Oct 2018 Social SLE Study of 77 persistent ED users (1143 encounters) vs 52 limited ED (335) finds Pain-related ED visits more common w/ persistent users (32%) than limited (18%). Persistent users with pain encounters were more obese, with fewer comorbid, be on LTOT.
19 Oct 2017 Social Deaths from catastrophic APS is down from 50% to 37% with earlier Dx and Rx. #APLAR2017
13 Sep 2016 Social Nice readable review of pathophysiology and treatment of #Lupus nephritis.
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)
30 Apr 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Immunosuppressive therapy importance/use still to be determined. Potential MOAs. Dr. Erkan @RheumNow #SOTA2017 https://t.…
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
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%…
27 Dec 2016 Social 10% of ANCA+ vasculitis developed cancer; CTX had 3x risk; RTX had 33% lower risk. CA was 4.6x more w/ CTX than RTX
05 Nov 2017 Social RT @doctorakerkar: Pathology driven treatment protocol for #Lupus nephritis #ACR17 @rheumnow
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @_connectedcare: ANA as a screening test is problematic given this low specificity. Leads to so much anxiety #ACR17 @RheumNow https://t.…
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 Jan 2017 Social small-molecule inhibitor CCG-203971 blocks nuclear localization & activity of MRTF-A; a potentail future Rx for PSS.
05 Nov 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Pre-clinical assoc between serologic measures of EBV reactivation and SLE disease transition. #ACR17 @RheumNow #910 https…
18 May 2017 Social 189 SLE pts F/U for 13yrs; 53-59% lower risk of CV events if on ASA &HCQ, but APL Ab+ or HTN incr CV risk 18 fold
08 Jul 2016 Social Majority of pediatric lupus w/ acute pancreatitis develop macrophage activation syndr w/ high mortality rate
23 Jul 2015 Social Apremilast useful in lupus? 8pt open label trial in discoid LE showed significant skin improvement @ 85d (by CLASI)
25 Oct 2018 Social RT @CCalabreseDO: checkpoint inhibitor-related myositis associated with poor outcomes. #2976 @RheumNow @HealioRheum #ACR18
02 Nov 2015 Social Uncontrolled trial of Perfenidone (antifibrotic) gel in 12 pts w/ localized scleroderma shows major skin benefits