Friday, 21 Sep 2018


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09 Feb 2018 Social RT @alvinwellsmd: Dr Hahn says it is time to treat to target in SLE!
09 Feb 2018 Social Dr. Bevra Hahn - high vs love dose cytoxan have requested outcomes in lupus nephritis #RWCS 2018
09 Feb 2018 Social RT @uptoTate: FDA approved Zilretta, extended release triamcinolone, may be a good option for DM patients. Drs. Wells and Troum #RWCS @Rheu…
09 Feb 2018 Social Dr Bevra Hahn survival of renal transplant in lupus is good, 80+% at 5yrs. #RWCS
09 Feb 2018 Social Kahuna Dr Bevra Hahn, while 5, 10, 20 yr survival in lupus has improved, it's plateaued since 1990. There's still more to do. #RWCS
07 Feb 2018 News Nailfold Capillaroscopy Portends Prognosis in Systemic Sclerosis
05 Feb 2018 Social Metanalysis of 7 RCTs and 655 SLE patients shows no difference in remission rates & efficacy between low and high dose CTX regimens, but more infections and menstrual problems with high dose CTX
03 Feb 2018 Social RT @lupuscyclopedia: Know anyone with #lupus who speaks Spanish?: tell them about- "Hablemos de Lupus" A... https…
02 Feb 2018 Social RT @DrPetryna: Decreased methylation of type I interferon-regulated genes along with multiple other DMCs observed in SLE. Longitudinal stud…
01 Feb 2018 News Poor Prognosis of the MDA-5 Antibody in Dermatomyositis
31 Jan 2018 News Inefficacy of Immunosuppressive Treatments in Systemic Sclerosis with ILD
30 Jan 2018 News ESRD Death Declines in Vasculitis Patients
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.
29 Jan 2018 Social In 116 PM/DM pts w/ ILD - 14 died w/in 6 months. Risk for early death: upper lung lesions (OR 8) & hypocapnia (OR 6.8). Serious infection. in 1/3. Risk factors include high serum KL-6 (OR 3.7), high dose steroid (OR 4.2), combo immunosuppressives(OR 5.5)
28 Jan 2018 Social Despite Rx with different doses of steroids, lg study of PMR (n=12,136) and GCA (n=2673) shows increased rate of fractures (not different between PMR & GCA) of 1.5 fractures per 100 PY. Read at RheumNow
26 Jan 2018 Social Drug induced lupus may be caused by hydralazine, procainamide, isoniazid, minocycline, diltiazem, TNF inhibitors. Drug induced SCLE may be from HCTZ, terbinafine, PPI, TNFi.
25 Jan 2018 Social 0.01% of all Emergency Dept Visits are for Septic Arthritis. Stable rates between 2009-12, ~83% are hospitalized, moreso in those with comorbidities.
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)
22 Jan 2018 Social Offspring to Lupus mothers have lower birth weights. Active SLE assoc w/ 5 fold higher risk preeclampsia, and 8 fold risk of Preterm birth
21 Jan 2018 Social RT @Lupusdoc: Steroid use in SLE: highly variable dosing across centres and no downward trend in use over the past…