Thursday, 20 Feb 2020


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24 Jun 2019 News Steroids in GCA and PMR Increase Infectious Risk
24 Jun 2019 News Lupus Patients at Risk for Heart Failure
20 Jun 2019 Social Lupus Research Alliance has awarded 2019 Lupus Insight Prize to Ignacio Sanz, MD, (Chief of Rheumatology, Emory Univ School of Medicine) for discovering that molecular mechanisms that underpin B cell activation pathway promoting lupus symptoms.
17 Jun 2019 Social Dr. Dinesh Khanna discusses the pulmonary outcomes of tocilizumab is systemic sclerosis (focuSSed trial). #EULAR2019 OP0245
17 Jun 2019 News Blinded by the Use of Antimalarials in Lupus?
30 May 2019 News Lupus Disease Control with Rituximab
29 May 2019 News 2019 EULAR Guidelines on Antiphospholipid Syndrome Management
24 May 2019 Social US National Inpatient study compared 30 912 TKAs in SLE pts vs 8million non-SLE and found SLE had no greater risk for implant infection, implant revision or mortality, but did have more transfusions, longer hosp stay, more Hosp charges
23 May 2019 Social Should all CTD patients have PFTs? Review suggests all should have PFTs, DLCO, HiRes Chest CT given prevalence of ILD in RA, PSS, SLE, myositis. PFTs have prognostic value in RA-ILD, esp w/ UIP, but other CTDs have less data on sensitivity/specificity
23 May 2019 Social multicenter, cross-sectional study of 1526 adult Behcets patients from Egyptian rheumatology centers shows CNS, DVT, and GI tract involvement is higher in males, while the joint dz and disease activity were increased in females.
22 May 2019 News Lupus Outcomes Influenced by Race/Ethnicity
22 May 2019 Social Toronto Lupus clinic follow up of 267 patients followe for > 10 years finds that only (10% achieved prolonged clinical remission and 18% attained prolonged Low Dz Activity. Both groups had similar low flare rates - 0.038 & 0.065 flares/year/pt.
16 May 2019 News Risk Score Predicts Thrombosis Recurrence in APS
14 May 2019 Social Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) were studied in 269 SLE registry (CLUES) pts and compared to California BRFSS controls. 63% had 1+ ACE & 19% had 4+ ACEs. Higher ACE levels assoc w/ worse patient-reported SLE activity, depression, and health status
14 May 2019 News Racial Disparities in Mortality Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
09 May 2019 News Calcineurin Inhibitors in Anti-Synthetase Dermatomyositis ILD
08 May 2019 News Biomarkers Predict Thrombosis in Lupus
07 May 2019 News Monocyte Patrolling Contributes to Lupus Glomerulonephritis
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%).
01 May 2019 Social Study of 14928 Autoimmune/Rheum Dz pts in UK Clinical Practice Research database found the influenza vaccination was not associated with arthritis flare or increase in PCP visits (actually lowered consultas for joint pain in following 90 days)