Monday, 20 May 2019


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13 Jun 2018 Social Curtis/Saag present data on 150,000 women on Bisphosphonates (BP); 40% d/c for >6mos. W/in 2 yrs theres a 20% incr risk of fracture, higher (40%) after 2 yrs, but less in prev Fosamax Rx pts #EULAR2018 @RheumNow OP0017
13 Jun 2018 Social RT @RonanTKavanagh: @Janetbirdope @RheumNow Especially if DXA hip osteoporosis.
13 Jun 2018 Social RT @RonanTKavanagh: Minten. Low dose radiotherapy not effective for hand and knee OA. Patients randomised to low dose radiotherapy vs Sham…
13 Jun 2018 Social RT @DrAiLynTan: Zolendronic acid didn't significantly reduce cartilage volume loss, #knee pain or bone marrow lesion size in knee #osteoa…
04 Jun 2018 Social JBMR reports a single center study showing that among 53 severe osteoporosis patients treated w/ teriparitide, hypomagnesemia was seen in 36% - risk factors include older age and lower baseline Mg levels. Consider monitoring Mg
03 Jun 2018 Social FDA approves the combo drug Consensi (amlodipine and celecoxib) for Treatment of Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain - is this brilliant of an expensive brand of stupid?
25 May 2018 Social RheumNow Wk in Review is up! Hot news on CIRT, OP, MPO & what SLE will and wont do. Checkout podcast on iTUnes or here
25 May 2018 News Restless Sleep and Inactivity Intertwined in OA
22 May 2018 News FDA Approves Denosumab for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
21 May 2018 Social The ration of BMD to BMI index predicts fracture risk - a new study 2225 obese pts presented at the 2018 annual American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) meeting.
17 May 2018 Social Osteoarthritis Initiative study of 1203 pts shows that running was not associated with worsening of knee pain or radiographic structural progression
16 May 2018 Social Study from NYU and Emory shows that orders for MSK imaging were highest amongst Ortho Orthopedic surgery 37.6% (most knee imaging) Internal medicine 20.2% Family practice 14.8% Emergency medicine 7.9% Rheumatology 5.7% (most hand, 2nd in US)
16 May 2018 Social Every two min, someone in the US breaks their hip. May is National OP month; National Bone Health Alliance call for healthcare providers to spend two min each day & address the osteoporosis care gap
15 May 2018 Social RT @DanielHSolomon: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Softening “Celebrex” Safety Labeling
13 May 2018 Social RT @bmj_latest: Vertebroplasty versus sham procedure for painful acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: A visual abstract of t…
09 May 2018 Social Australian RCT treated Trochanteric bursitis (glueal tendinopathy) w/ either education + exercise (EDX), steroid injx or "wait & see". EDX wins w/ better pain and global scores at wk 8 and better global scores at wk 52 (still less pain)
08 May 2018 Social UK study of 1207 male ex-footballers & 4085 control pop. men shows knee osteoarthritis outcomes (knee pain, RKOA TKR) 2-3 times higher in male ex-footballers compared with men in the general population group
07 May 2018 Social Study of 5590 pt shows Low BMD levels were an independent predictor of mortality and when correlated with increasing coronary artery calcium scan scores showed a 2.8 to 14.3 fold higher risk of death.
04 May 2018 News Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays May Result in Fractures
26 Apr 2018 Social Study of 131 organizing pneumonia (OP) pts compared autoimmune related (AIRD-OP) to cryptogenic OP and found 2/3 of AIRD-OP presented w/ OP at Dz onset, had more severe lung Dz & higher recurrence rates; Associated with Sjogrens, PM/DM, RA. T