Monday, 20 Jan 2020


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17 Sep 2019 Social Statin use was associated with reduced risk of radiographic knee osteoarthritis joint space narrowing progression in patients with nodal osteoarthritis. Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, 832 knees of 602 participants (statin initiators vs nonusers)
15 Feb 2016 Social Occupational exposure to textile dust increases #RA risk 3 fold - same if ACPA positive or negative
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @_connectedcare: Recall that inflammation in OA May in some part relate to crystals #ACR17 @RheumNow
15 May 2018 Social RT @DanielHSolomon: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Softening “Celebrex” Safety Labeling
12 Mar 2019 Social Osteoarthritis Initiative shows weight loss (>5% BMI) in obese and overweight persons resulted in a lower risk of knee cartilage loss assessed by MRI after 8 yrs; results only seen in diet only or diet + exercise pts.
11 Nov 2019 Social RT @uptoTate: OP related fracture risk projected to increase to 33% by 2030. Medicare cohort from 2010- 2014 data review suggestions worsen…
21 Mar 2017 Social AAOS meeting reports that smoking cessation prior to hip/knee Arthroplasty improves outcomes, lessens complications
17 Nov 2017 Social RT @japaoli19: No benefit of HCQ vs placebo in another double blind study on hand OA 6
15 Jun 2018 Social RT @DrAiLynTan: Osteonecrosis of the #jaw & antiresorptive treatments statistics, prevalence & incidence via Roux #EULAR2018 #ONJ #mand…
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).
09 Jan 2019 Social FDA has approved a single-injection hyaluronic acid (Durolane – Bioventus) and an ER formulation of the synthetic corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide (Zilretta – Flexion) for intra-articular (IA) treatment of osteoarthritic knee pain.
17 May 2017 Social Compared to non-RA, FRAGILITY Fractures in men or women w/ RA was assoc w/ signif higher risk of CV events (HR 1.81)
29 Dec 2017 Social RT @JAMA_current: Findings do not support the routine use of #calcium, #vitaminD, or combined calcium and vitamin D #supplements in communi…
22 Jul 2016 Social NHANES study, Pts w/ chronic low back pain more likely to use opioids and illicit drugs (current use 14% vs 9%)
02 Jul 2018 Social Metanalysis of 11 RCTs show that DMARDs and biologics are no better than Placebo in treating symptomatic Osteoarthritis
30 May 2019 Social In a study of 678 first-degree relatives (FDRs) of RA patients and 330 osteoarthritis (OA) subjects, increasing age is associated with increasing positive results for the CCP3.1 and CCP-IgA test results - just like RF.
02 Nov 2015 Social RT @DrPetryna: @RheumNow In prosp cohort study 1/wk Forteo increases lumbar BMD in hemodialysis pts with hypoPTH and low bone mass https://…
09 Aug 2016 Social Should low dose prednisone be used in Osteoarthritis? Conflicting data in RCTs
28 Jul 2017 Social Intraarticular small-molecule Wnt inhibitor SM04690 phase II trial successful in knee OA
21 Feb 2018 Social SSRI use is a risk factor of lower BMD of the lumbar spine (but not total hip or femoral neck), especially in the elderly.