Friday, 13 Sep 2019

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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13 May 2019 Social Studies argue about MTX efficacy in GCA; many calling for new RCTs at higher doses. A new real world study compared 83 GCA pts on MTX (13.5mg/wk) vs 83 controls showing signif. lower relapse rates with MTX (0.32; 0.24–0.41), but no change in steroid use
22 May 2018 Social Does high IL-26 levels in chronic smokers account for higher disease activity in RA and Crohns by mobilizing neutrophil activity?
17 Jun 2019 Social RT @Janetbirdope: Can implanting vagal nerve stimulator in tough to treat RA pts work? Could theoretically decrease TNF. Small RCT. Maybe.…
10 Jan 2018 Social Checkout Dr. Kathryn Dao's #ACR17 video on early RA presentations from ACR 2017 in San Diego.
09 Apr 2018 Social Abbvie announces results of its JAK inhibitor upadacitinib ouperforming adalimumab with ACR20 71%, ACR50 of 45%, 29 DAS remission, LDAS 45% at week 12
26 May 2016 Social RA flares: 1 Know the cause 2 Optimize Rx 3 R/O FM, insomnia, Infx? 4 Splint or Injx 5 Rx: NSAIDs, Analgesics, Steroids last (IA>IM>po)
20 Aug 2019 Social Telemedicine study of 122 #RA patients in the Alaska Tribal Health System shows that video telemedicine was more in pts with higher disease activity, positive views of telemedicine, and whose physicians used telemedicine more often.
27 Sep 2016 Social Rates of Septic arthritis increased 43% in UK (5.5-->7.8/100k) over last 15yrs, especially in elderly >75.
19 Apr 2016 Social Radiographs are likely to underestimate the degree of malalignment/deformity seen in #RA.
24 Aug 2018 Social Study of 21 pts w/ cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), 40% relapsed; Predictors of relapse included elevated CRP, ANC, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios, and elevated systemic immune-inflammation indices.
12 Jun 2016 Social Prolonged repetitive workloads increases the risk (2 fold) of #rheumatoid arthritis in ACPA+ & ACPA- #EULAR2016
28 Aug 2019 Social RT @drdavidliew: Sometimes we've got to stand up for our friends, and methotrexate is our friend. Cytopenias are uncommon with MTX in RA: @…
10 Oct 2016 Social Metanalysis: ankle replacement (TAA) vs arthrodeisis w/ similar outcomes but more reoperations, complications w/ TAA
24 Sep 2015 Social Advances in translational rheum research; from bench 2 bedside. Nature Rev Rheumatology
05 Nov 2017 Social RT @Lupusdoc: 50% of RA pts have low CFR with normal perfusion scans linked to future cv events #ACR17 @RheumNow #871…
26 May 2017 Social 23% of adult rheumatologists care for kids w/ JIA. 94% are comfortable diagnosing JIA; 76% comfortable treating JIA
01 Mar 2017 Social Sternoclavicular arthritis is septic in 7.3%; extraarticular infection, cirrhosis & cancer are(2-4fold) risk factors
13 Jun 2018 Social RT @StefanSiebert1: We have seen worsening inflammatory arthritis following vedolizumab for IBD
19 Sep 2017 Social RA w/ fibromyalgia (17%) unlikely to get to SDAI remission, have more pain/comorbidity, worse sleep, higher SF36 MCS
25 Jun 2015 Social RT @DrPetryna: @RheumNow SHARE makes management of auto inflammatory diseases easier -