Friday, 21 Feb 2020


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12 Feb 2020 Social Some improvement with lateral wedge insoles on function but not pain in one OA. Dr E Ruderman #RWCS2020 @RWCSmtg
12 Feb 2020 Social JBMR UK network study of 146,956 adults > 50 yrs compared Fracture tisk with tramadol (no cancer/Fx/Opioid disorder) compared to codeine (or naproxen, IBU, celecoxib, etoricoxib). Tramadol was assoc w/ a 28-70% higher Risk of hip Fx
30 Jan 2020 News Hormone Therapy for Postmenopausal Women
29 Jan 2020 News Knee Replacements Last 25 Years
27 Jan 2020 Social New ACR guidelines for OA hip/knee give a conditional recommendation for Balance exercises. A systematic review of 11 studies shows Knee OA pts at risk for falls. Risk factors: impaired balance, weakness, comorbidities, # of joints
18 Jan 2020 Social RheumNow Podcast is up! S ame day hip replacments? Steroids & organ damage; Watch it here>> or listen to the podcast in your car on Android Auto, Apple car play or
15 Jan 2020 News Should We Screen Younger Postmenopausal Women for Osteoporosis?
12 Jan 2020 Social RheumNow Podcast is up! Oral Vs IV Abx, Drugs for Dactylitis/Enthesitis, Arterial embolization for OA; watch here>> or Listen on Apple podcasts or here >>
09 Jan 2020 News Genicular Artery Embolization to Treat Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
07 Jan 2020 News ACR-Arthritis Foundation Treatment Guidelines for Osteoarthritis
30 Dec 2019 Social Review of 541,744 total knee replacement (TKR) in Australia (1999-2017) finds lower revision rates in RA vs. OA, but increased risk of infection in RA (esp. males)
26 Dec 2019 Social 2014-2015 study of 750K from Southern Sweden shows 24% of OA patients used opioids (2 fold higher than those without knee or hip OA).
17 Dec 2019 Social There is a 2 fold higher rate of RE-Vertebral fractures in Primary Osteoporosis patients who had a previous percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and when taking steroids (vs no steroids).
16 Dec 2019 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up - The Elusive Hand OA Problem (12.13.19) Watch it here>> or listen to the podcast here >>
13 Dec 2019 Social YET another drug fails in erosive hand OA (EHOA). A phase II trial of an IL-1 inhibitor (lutikizumab) vs PBO given to 110 EHOA pts shows not differences in pain outcomes, despite biologic changes in CRP, IL1, neutrophils in those on the IL-1 inhibitor.
12 Dec 2019 News Short-term Benefit with Prednisolone in Hand Osteoarthritis
10 Dec 2019 Social Those with prior partial knee arthroplasty (AKA medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty) who undergo total knee replacement have a 3-fold higher risk of revision vs primary TKA.
21 Nov 2019 Social It's Dr. Paul Sufka @psufka talking about methotrexate and prednisone for Hand osteoarthritis #ACR19 @philipcrobinson
20 Nov 2019 ACR Video Bad to the Bone: Dr. Chad Deal
18 Nov 2019 ACR Video Methotrexate and Prednisone for Hand OA: Dr. Paul Sufka