Monday, 16 Sep 2019


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07 Jun 2018 Social One Key Question® suggests you should ask your female pts of child bearing potential, “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?” This should be incorporated into your patient visit questionnaires.
10 Nov 2017 Social RT @MattieRheumMD: Spoke w OMB and suggested Part D pts pay coinsurance on discounted price not list price.longer to get into catastrophic…
29 Sep 2016 Social RT @kevinmd: Doctor, take that patient’s call
18 Feb 2019 Social Lancet study of 10166 chronic Hepatitis C patients shows treatment with direct-acting antivirals was associated with a 52% decrease in all-cause mortality (adjusted HR 0·48) and a 34% decrease in hepatocellular carcinoma (0·66)
05 Aug 2017 Social Smart people wear SEATBELTS - front and back seat. Study shows many Dont wear back seat seatbelts=3X more deaths
02 Sep 2015 Social Asymptomatic bacteriuria (3x more in women) is a risk factor for prosthetic joint infection (OR 3.23; 95CI 1.67-6.27)
09 Feb 2018 Social Dr. Orrin Troum $99 per visit Telemedicine at Duane Reed pharmacies in NYC (partnership with Columbia Presbterian).#RWCS
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
18 May 2019 Social Smartphone pictures (taken by patients) can be very helpful. One study in 40 Pediatric dermatology patients showed an 89% concordance between clinic visit and virtual picture diagnosis.
14 Sep 2015 Social CRISPR/Cas9 used to edit the genome of the JC polyoma virus and may be potential Rx for PML in the future.
24 Aug 2017 Social NEJM; skin lesions in Sweets syndrome - multiple painful, red plaques on palms and fingers, w/ High ESR/CRP.
09 Mar 2018 Social Checkout #RWCS video by Dr. Alvin Wells as he discusses imaging in rheumatology at the 2018 RWCS meeting in Maui.
04 Sep 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
16 Apr 2017 Social RT @medicalaxioms: Someone should do a study of patients' diagnostic ability regarding leaving AMA. I think they are 95% accurate that they…
29 Aug 2019 Social RT @AliciaOshlack: Success rates for male vs female #nhmrc investigator grants are statistically significantly different p=0.02 (FET). Mal…
07 May 2015 Social @medicalaxioms when clinically lost- do not ask advice from someone who knows less than you - even if that's their specialty
11 Sep 2017 Social As good as we are, Best Practices are Still being established throughout Rheumatology
03 Apr 2018 Social RT @DrDavidKarp: The other culprits are the docs who don’t understand the labs they order, eg “arthralgia panel” then assure the pt that th…
10 Oct 2018 Social Congratulations to the NIH's Dr. Marcela A. Ferrada who is slated to receive ACR Distinguished Fellow Award for her work in Relapsing Polychondritis.
26 Oct 2018 Social RT @KDAO2011: My top 3 takehomes from #ACR18 are: @rheumnow 1. ACR is thinking about leaving ABIM & join ABAI to form a new board certifyin…