Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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05 Aug 2018 Social RT @NatRevRheumatol: Bruce Cronstein discusses the interaction of Methotrexate and BAFF in the suppression of anti-drug antibody production…
25 Oct 2018 Social RT @NicoleBitencou5: Among 14 pts with #JIA #ERA (enthesitis related arthritis) who failed 1+ antiTNFs, #secukinumab led to some improvemen…
04 Oct 2019 Social NEJM: Synovial Chondromatosis. A 46-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis presented with pain and swelling in both knees. Radiographic findings were consistent with synovial chondromatosis.
13 Nov 2019 Social RT @hausmannMD: The most interesting disease topic of #ACR19? Systemic JIA-associated lung disease. An increasingly recognized complication…
29 Apr 2016 Social Substantial delays from Sx onset to Rheumatology Referral in Canada (327 days) & only 1/3 on DMARDs w/in 6mos of Sx
07 Aug 2016 Social Dinosaur Arthritis - from the swamplands of NJ - 70 million Yr old case of septic arthritis.
30 May 2017 Social History, Genetics & Hereditability of #RA reviewed. 1st Dx of RA made 3 Aug 1800; HLA-DR4 discv by Dr P Stastny 1978
23 Sep 2017 Social RheumNow Wk in review is up! Watch the video or listen to podcast
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @uptoTate: No power doppler + low MUS gray scale scores in remission pts (DAS-28, CDAI, SDAI, RAPID-3) #ACR17@RheumNow #1879 https://t.c…
25 Jan 2018 Social ADJUVITE Study: 31 JIA pts with chronic uveitis, 4+ yrs of ocular inflammation, studied and there were significantly more responders to adalimumab 9/16 than placebo 3/15.
19 Apr 2018 Social Study of 1181 Systemic Sclerosis pts finds 3.4% w/ hx of VTE events= VTE incidence of 2.7 per 1000 pt-yrs (equal to general population). Risk factors for VTE were PAH, peripheral arterial disease, Scl-70+, anticardiolipin Abs (OR 2.45-5.7)
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @Janetbirdope: Reactive arthritis seems to be decreasing. Survey of rheums suggested that they are seeing less ReA and also that if it w…
26 Aug 2018 Social Adult, Acute, Asymmetric Oligoarticular inflammatory arthritis - Whats your differential Dx? PsA, Spa, Reactive, IBD, Sarcoid, undifferentiated arthritis, CPPD, RA, chlamydia, Lyme ? Dont forget Gout, gonococccal Arthritis, TB!
20 Nov 2018 Social J Rheum (Ward et al) reports that the minimal clinically important improvement (MCII) of RAPID-3 was –3.8.
21 Feb 2019 Social QD Clinic - The NP Says the Patient is Flaring | RA patient is Flaring with interruption of Abatacept; the NP want to know what to do.
30 May 2019 Social Japanese study 198 systemic sclerosis pts finds that higher skin thickness scores (modified Rodnan Skin Scores; mRSS) associated with higher risk of interstitial lung disease (P < 0.05), restrictive LDz(P < 0.01), and diffusion impairment (P < 0.05)
17 Oct 2019 Social NEJM Case: 4-year-old girl with juvenile dermatomyositis refractory to multiple therapies has active rash, weakness & extensive calcification and strongly positive for anti–NXP-2 . Improved w/ infliximab, thalidomide, aluminum hydroxide.
01 Jun 2015 Social Leiden 1007 ERA pts show Rx paradigm changes increased drug free remission w/ early MTX (OR 2.4) or MTX T2T (OR 3.7)
12 Feb 2016 Social In RA, getting better faster yields best chance of getting to remission.
12 Apr 2017 Social ACR expresses concern over ICER economic eval of RA therapies. Concerned about lack of long term data, cost of care