Friday, 03 Apr 2020


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03 Aug 2018 Social NEJM study of Latent TB in adults shows 4 mos Rifampin (10mg/kg/d) to be noninferior to 9 months of isoniazid (5 mg/kg/d), but RIF had higher rate of completion rates and better safety outcomes.
02 Aug 2018 Social RT @RheumNow: For Patients only - What would you prefer as your doctor walks into the room to greet you?
27 Jul 2018 Social RT @Doctor_V: ‘But I was trained to...’ is a dangerous way to think. It closes us off to new ways of seeing the world and treating patients. It smacks of old school rigidity. It’s about black and white thinking.
27 Jul 2018 Social Is Bioelectronics (Vagal Nerve Stimulators, etc) the next big thing in therapeutics? Big Companies making big investments
26 Jul 2018 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: Very cool insight into why Shingrex is more potent that live VZV vaccine - its all about MEMORY! JCI - Th1 memory differ…
24 Jul 2018 Social 5 Center Euro study of 1294 participants (age: 70.9yrs) treated for 1 yrs w/ Mediterranean-like diet - showed no effect on BMD, but itsignificantly reduced rate of bone loss in the femoral neck
23 Jul 2018 Social According 2018 Medscape RESIDENTS Salary and debt report, Rheumatology Fellows are 2nd best pain (Allergy/Immunology 1st) making average of $66,200 - better than surgery, GI, critical care. 47% have >$200K med school debt.
20 Jul 2018 Social Amazon is shaking up the $3.4 trillion health care market. It has acquired the fast-growing online pharmacy PillPack And named famed surgeon and author Atul Gawande as CEO of its new health care company
20 Jul 2018 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: Our 2018 #physician survey is out! See what 600+ US physicians have to say about #virtualcare.
20 Jul 2018 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: @medicalaxioms On a good day I can handle this - on a great day when I taste my toothpaste in the AM I can truely empath…
19 Jul 2018 Social In gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology the cost of nonmedical switching estimated to be $214/per pt (>$770k for 3609 pts w/ swtich rate of 16.6%). If Switch rates rise to 25-50% this could cost $1.2-2.4 million.
18 Jul 2018 Social Twitter reach: scientists w/ less then 1000 followers are largely talking to peers; but if >1000 followers there's expanding diversity of followers. Thus scientists have the potential to use social media to widely educate & influence.
15 Jul 2018 Social Podcast of the RheumNow Week in Review 7/13/18) can be found at iTunes, Stitcher (android phones) or here
12 Jul 2018 Social Update from the June 2018 meeting of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - info on influenza, pneumococcal Vax, HPV, Shingles, antrax and more.
03 Jul 2018 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: Why don't RHEUMATOLOGISTS order HIV testing with HIV/HCV testing as part of routine care its good medicine and good publ…
19 Jun 2018 Social Unbelievable!t Cuprimine (Penicillamine) is one of the most expensive drugs on the market. Annual cost $31,426 ($261.89/tablet) & for Wilson’s Disease. >50yrs old, side effect ridden & objectionably expensive! Shame on Valeant. Congress help w/ drug prices
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @psufka: Over time, this has been the most popular blog post I’ve written: Decision Fatigue in Physicians and Medicine: The Importance o…
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @Janetbirdope: At least half the test costs provided in referrals to rheumatologist are a waste of $ But how do we get the message out…
15 Jun 2018 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: How can life sciences organizations use #wearable technology to unlock #drugsafety information?
08 Jun 2018 Social FDA Approves Rituximab for Pemphigus Vulgaris which affects up to 40,000 patients in the USA