Thursday, 25 May 2017

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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24 May 2017 News NLRP3 Activation in Still's Disease
23 May 2017 News IL-6 Inhibitor Kevzara Granted FDA Approval for Rheumatoid Arthritis
19 May 2017 Blog My Approach to Difficult RA
17 May 2017 News Educational Intervention Facilitates Treat-to-Target Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis
15 May 2017 News Rituximab May Benefit Rheumatoid Lung
05 May 2017 News Increased Comorbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis
03 May 2017 News Enthesitis-Related Arthritis in Children
02 May 2017 News NEJM: Adalimumab and MTX Effective in JIA Uveitis
04 Apr 2017 Slide of the day High Risk for Serious Infection
31 Mar 2017 Social Adaptive immunity evolved 450 mill yrs ago, in jawless hagfish & lampreys expressing VLR recpts & Ag specific resp. Dr Max Cooper @ #ATT2017
31 Mar 2017 Social Dr S Raychaudhuri shows position 13 of HLA-DRB1 accounts for ~90% risk for rheumatoid arthritis #ATT2017
30 Mar 2017 Social Dr van der Heidje suggests optimal T2T measure be impt to pt, linked to ultimate outcome/damage, reliable, weighted components & validatedj
29 Mar 2017 Social Paraneoplastic polyarthritis - more likley affects men & w/ oligoarthritis, very high ESR/CRP, low RF/CCP+. Dr Manger #TargetedTherapies
29 Mar 2017 Social How do you manage "difficult RA" patients? The ones who "flunked out" of other Rheum clinics and usual therapies?
27 Mar 2017 Social EMA approves Xeljanz (tofacitinib) use in the EU; for mod-severe RA; dose 5 mg bid in combo or as monoRx. .
27 Mar 2017 Social ACTHAR, an unproven Rx, under scrutiny; use to cosT$1650 in 2007, now $38000; costing Medicare a $half-billion/yr.
25 Mar 2017 Social Multiple studies show intake of high-fructose "sugary" sodas are associated w/ higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis
24 Mar 2017 Social Review of Poor prognostic factors guiding treatment in #RA - Hi DAS, Erosion CCP, Xtra-Articular, HAQ, biomarkers
24 Mar 2017 News Rheumatic Manifestations Following Chikungunya Infection
22 Mar 2017 Social Review of Chikungunya virus arthritis: Begins w/ fever, then rash;myalgia, arthralgia, <60% chr inflam polyarthritis