Monday, 26 Aug 2019


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07 Sep 2018 News Osteoarthritis and the Risk of Mortality
03 Sep 2018 Social RheumNow Wk in Review on paternal DMARD effects, Contraceptives, OA & depression-insomnia & storing your biologics or listen on iTUNES or here
29 Aug 2018 Social Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic arthritis differ from RA by affecting DIP and PIP joints with medial or lateral IP subluxations. In RA the finger deformities are dorsal-ventral
29 Aug 2018 News 2018 EULAR Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Care
25 Aug 2018 Social RheumNow Week in Review – How Not to Treat Hand OA (8.24.18) | Listen to the podcast on iTunes, stitcher or here> RheumNow - Rheumatology News & Information
24 Aug 2018 Social AC&R paper shows that Older Obese pts w/ Knee OA who lose >20% weight, after 18 mos had 37% less pain, 36% better function and significantly better health-related quality of life (P = .006).
23 Aug 2018 Social Subanalysis of 221 pts in MeTeOR study shows persistent and extensive effusion‐synovitis Knee Osteoarthritis (with meniscal tears) is associated with greater degrees of cartilage loss over 18 mos.
21 Aug 2018 Social PLEASE- stop trying Plaquenil, DMARDs, biologics in Hand OA - they dont work!!. My best regimen is: simple analgesics (acetaminophen 1950 mg qd) plus 2.5 mg prednisone, hand OT, and painful PIP/DIP immobilization with 2inch Cohesive tape x 14days
15 Aug 2018 News Persistent Osteoporosis Drug Use Pays Off
09 Aug 2018 News Fractures Augment 10 Year Mortality Risks
09 Aug 2018 Social Matched cohort study shows that exposure to NSAIDs, Cox-2, acetaminophen, narcotics or glucosamine (in 3 yrs prior) does not increase the rate of knee replacement in Knee #OA patients
08 Aug 2018 News Early Hip Fracture Surgery Reduces Mortality
06 Aug 2018 News Big Advances for Two Osteoporosis Drugs
01 Aug 2018 Social Study of 6644 hip & femoral fractures found 2.95% were atypical femoral Fx (90 subtrochanter & 106 femoral shaft Fx). Risk factors were osteopenia/osteoporosis, RA, increased ant. & lat. femoral curvatures, & thicker lateral femoral cortex at the shaft
26 Jul 2018 Social 22,289 women in the Melbourne were studied, 1208 1had knee replacement (TKA) for OA; Increased risk of TKA seen in women who were ever pregnant (HR 1.32) or took oral contraceptives (HR 1.25)
24 Jul 2018 Social Study from Norway showd that Osteoporosisin Psoriatic arthritis patients (mean age 52 yrs) is uncommon (6.4%). No associations BMD and disease activity measures.
20 Jul 2018 Social Pfizer & Lilly report on Phase 3 Tanezumab (NGF inhibitor) in 698 Knee or Hip OA pts. At 16wks TNZ yielded significantly better pain, function & the Pt Global (vs PBO). Rapidly progressive OA seen in <1.5% on TNZ; 0 on PBO.
19 Jul 2018 Social 4543 patients followed for mean 8.4 yrs, crude incidence of knee chondrocalcinosis was 3.2 per 1000 PY and whole cumulative incidence of chondrocalcinosis was 2.7%, more with age and higher HbA1C
17 Jul 2018 Social Amgen and UCB have re-filed for FDA approval of osteoporosis drug romosozumab one year after a complete response letter citing CV risks. New data includes 7,180 ph3, 4,093 ph3 and a 245 pt male OP trial.
15 Jul 2018 Social Sytematic review of supplements for osteoarthritis finds (despite poor quality studies) Limited research evidence to recommend the oral use of Boswellia serrata extract and Pycnogenol, curcumin and methylsulfonylmethane