Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Autoimmune/Lupus

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26 Apr 2018 Social UCSF study of 807 lupus pts shows that poverty is associated with a 2 fold increased risk of mortality in SLE pts, does so by increasing the extent of damage accumulation. Poor who died lived 13.9 fewer years. https://t.co/kGEnsuP2il
25 Apr 2018 News Fixed and Tailored Rituximab Regimens Equal in ANCA Associated Vasculitis
25 Apr 2018 Social Review of 84 pts with large vessel vasculitis shows that MRA and PET contribute complementary information. MRA better captures disease extent, and PET scan is better suited to assess vasculitis activity. https://t.co/hnNCx1vQ1d
24 Apr 2018 News Lupus Subgroup Responds to Anti-CD22
24 Apr 2018 Social 125 SLE pts were hospitalized w/ 187 serious infxn. Pulmonary (37.9%), sepsis (22.5%) & Gram-negatives (38.2%) predominated. Predictors of Infx-related mortality- SLE flare (HR 3.98) & bacteremia (HR 2.54); HCQ was protective of infx mortality (HR 9.26). https://t.co/XHGRVGWTJt
24 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 Apr 2018 Social RT @RheumNow: The RheumNow Wk in Review is up. Discussions on Vitamin D, Rheumatologist salaries, Lupus clinics, VTE, FDA hearings Listen…
20 Apr 2018 News Wear Your Pajamas to Work for Lupus
17 Apr 2018 Social Lupus care provided by a Lupus specialty vs General Rheumatology (GRC) shows LC w/ better quality measures [86% vs 70%] w/ better APL testing, DXA, steroid sparing , ACE inhibitor use Moderate correlation between the MDs #SLE patients and QM performance https://t.co/HeHZgkA0Gv
15 Apr 2018 Social RT @BolekBerqui: Love listening to Michelle Petri talking about anemia in SLE. #SOTA2018 https://t.co/m7EEdV5FsE
12 Apr 2018 Social Study of 150 SLE pts shows that fracture risk is increased with age, body mass index, fat mass, smoking, and rheumatoid arthritis. https://t.co/9b3ewmrVtc
12 Apr 2018 News SynBioSe: Combo Rituximab and Belimumab Succeeds in Severe Refractory Lupus
11 Apr 2018 News Increased Comorbidity Burden in Lupus African Americans
08 Apr 2018 Social Of 154 patients with a negative Temp artery Bx 20% were eventually diagnosed with GCA. Predictors of GCA in TAB neg pts were meeting ACR criteria (OR 13.4), clinical dx of PMR (2.8), high platelet counts (1.3). https://t.co/dpsSgqQWn9
03 Apr 2018 Social Of 154 patients with a negative Temp artery Bx 20% were eventually diagnosed with GCA. Predictors of GCA in TAB neg pts were meeting ACR criteria (OR 13.4), clinical dx of PMR (2.8), high platelet counts (1.3). https://t.co/dpsSgqQWn9
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @lupuscyclopedia: Check out my book - 'The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A ...' - on #BookBuzz -…
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @Lupus_SM: Women with #SLE have an increased risk of preeclampsia, preterm delivery and small for gestational age babies. #pregnancy #lu…
28 Mar 2018 Social Ablynx announced that its drug vobarilizumab (anti-IL-6R nanobody) failed to meet its primary endpoint of dose response in a phase II SLE trial. https://t.co/9Zaw10FFJS
28 Mar 2018 Social Analysis of US hospitalizations from 7 states compared 28269 lupus w/ 13269 controls; SLE associated with 33% more postoperative renal complications % 27% greater in-hospital mortality, BUT no higher rate of cardiac complications https://t.co/e40HUEWzmY
27 Mar 2018 Social FDA grants Fast Track designation to nintedanib for Rx of systemic sclerosis with interstitial lung disease, for which there is no approved therapy. Pending are results from SENSCIS study -nintedanib over 52 weeks in SSc-ILD. https://t.co/CdnhvETtCZ