Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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25 Mar 2018 Social The RheumNow Week in Review is up on the website ; or listen to the podcast on your iPhone, iTunes or here
28 Jan 2019 Social The QD Clinic Podcast - Week 3. a compilation of short videos from RheumNow and Dr. Cush Listent on iTunes or here
22 Jul 2019 Social Mayo Clinic study shows that once #RA is diagnosed with CHF, hospitalization rates were significantly higher in RA vs non-RA (RR 1.17; CI 1.08-1.26). RA \more likely to be hospitalized for non-cardiovascular (RR 1.26); not for CHF or other CV causes.
21 Jun 2016 Social Add Sarcoidosis to the list of causes of "saddle-nose deformity" (also relapsing polychondritis, GPA, syphilis)
06 May 2016 Social anti-CarP Ab specificity questioned by cross-reactivity betw ACPA & anti-CarP Abs in RA based on enolase reactivity.
24 Dec 2016 Social United Rheumatology GPO new practice guidelines for RA endorses use of Vectra DA;stating ~60% Rheums ordered VECTRA)
01 Apr 2017 Social Erosions begets erosions; Studies show baseline Xrays best predictor of damage. Initial Xrays a must! thereafter, eh
17 May 2017 Social RT @DrPetryna: @RheumNow SQ Simponi for polyJIA randomized withdrawal trial: primary endpoint not met; clincial improvement noted https:/…
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @doctorakerkar: RA: low BMI- higher risk of cardiovascular events; probably because active RA leads to weight loss #ACR17 @RheumNow #rhe…
06 Apr 2018 Social RheumNow Wk in Review is up! The Temporal Artery Biopsy Letdown! Listen or watch on the website
14 Jun 2018 Social RT @DrAiLynTan: Effects of #physicalactivity on #immunesystem reduces inflammation reduces risk of #rheumatoid #arthritis via Iversen #…
10 Aug 2018 Social DINORA study 90 Early RA pts Rx w/ PBO, MTX or MTX+infliximab, @1 yr Remission seen in 0, 14% & 32% respectively and in 2nd yr was maintained in 75% of the IFX + MTX compared to 20% of the MTX-only pts.
07 May 2019 Social Danish population study of 55,037 found 210 men (37.6% RF+) & 456 women (41% RF+) RA pts; In women, body fat%, waist size, & obesity was assoc. w/ higher risk of RA. (10% higher for each 5% body fat, 5% for each 5- cm in waist, & 50% higher for obese)
05 Aug 2019 Social Oral candidiasis (OC) is a significant predictor of severe infections during immunosuppressive Rx in ANCA-associated vasculitis. 71 pt cohort study; Predictors of severe infx: low albumin, pulse methylprednisolone (adj HR = 5.44), & OC (adjHR  5.31)
14 Feb 2016 Social #RWCS 2016 Dr Stevens: There are 250 Pediatric Rheums in the USA; 6 states with none and 8 states with only one.
07 Aug 2015 Social Clinical Practice Research Datalink study showUK RA Rx 2006 guidelines increased DMARD use 43% (1995) to 78% in 2010
11 Feb 2016 Social #RWCS2015 Dr. Stevens on Ped Rheum: kids dont get back pain- clues to Jt pain from neoplasia - bone pain, LBP, fever, sweats
23 Jan 2017 Social Creaky Joints publishes Patient’s Guide to Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis written by patients & MDs downloadable
12 Apr 2017 Social Swedish Registry shows lymphoma risk in RA is higher, as in in historical cohorts, but DMARD & TNFi don't incr risk
02 Jun 2017 Social Th17 cells & plasmablasts signif increased in # RA w/ BMI >25; signif correlation betw BMI & Th17, IL-1β and IL-21