Friday, 03 Apr 2020


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05 Feb 2019 Social 17 yr review of records from Royal Adelaide Hospital studied the association of silicone breast implants (SBI) with rheumatic disease. SBI patients were more likely to have FM and Chr Fatigue syndrome compared to Scleroderma (but not SLE) patients
31 Jan 2019 Social MMWR reports SCURVY outbreak in the Sudanese; NOTE this also occurs where you live, especially in young people with Horrible, monotonous diets. Sxs include arthralgias, lethargy, fatigue, gingival pain/bleeding, hyperkeratotic skin changes, chest pain
24 Jan 2019 Social QD lessons from the Clinic - The "No Show" patient | RheumNow -
22 Jan 2019 Social QD Videos (lessons from the clinic) - Bug Bite Arthralgias | RheumNow | whats the diagnosis when the arthralgias persist?
22 Jan 2019 ACR Video QD Video - Bug Bite Arthralgias
22 Jan 2019 Blog Why Rheumatologists are the Happiest
17 Jan 2019 Social For what reason have you "fired" or discharged a patient from your clinic
17 Jan 2019 Social RT @uptoTate: Outside of work, rheumatologists are the happiest... what about while working?
14 Jan 2019 Social CDC report 5 Jan 2019: 7 million cases of influenza w/ an estimated 69,000 to 84,000 hospitalized for flu-related illness. H1N1 is the most common strain. Flu activity is widespread in 30 states
31 Dec 2018 Social "I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any difference." - Steven Wright
31 Dec 2018 Social RT @NYTHealth: More than half of older Americans have "basic" or "below basic" health literacy. How do you make health care decisions when…
31 Dec 2018 Social RT @AngusWorthing: Check out the @ACRheum's comments about the Trump administration's proposed model to lower prices of drugs provided in c…
26 Dec 2018 Social In 90 seconds I can make a Dx, do Test, Rx a drug. But 40 yrs of medicine has taught me thats not what they want - they want to be heard/understood, a solution, hope - none of these are accomplished in 90 seconds
24 Dec 2018 Social By turning my back to the EMR, looking 1 on 1 at the patient and letting the patient tell their story, I collect more information, trust and goodness than I would ever from by reading reams of reports and results and "documenting"
21 Dec 2018 News Mourning the Loss of NIAMS Director Stephen Katz, MD, PhD
14 Dec 2018 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: Read my take on why TWITTER can be a + force in the field of RHEUM! @RheumNow @psufka RonanTKavanaugh @AWIRGOUP @creakyjo…
08 Dec 2018 Social RT @SecAzar: As we continue our efforts to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs, meetings with groups like @ArthritisFdn and @ACRheum…
05 Dec 2018 Social Retrospective study of 65 093 obese adults w/ bariatric surgery shows that, although Rouxen-Y gastric bypass had more wt. loss than gastric sleeve > gastric banding; RYGB had more 30-day major adverse events - Gastric Sleeve wins?
03 Dec 2018 Social CDC reports that 40-47% of adults have had a flu vaccination in the past 12 months (higher in elderly (67%).
30 Nov 2018 Social Cohort VAMC study shows that Diabetes management (A1C, LDL, HTN) (n=368,481 patients) and outcomes were the same between physicians (n 3487), nurse practitioners (1445) and physician assistants (443).