Friday, 21 Feb 2020

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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03 Feb 2020 News Limited Advantage to Very Early vs. Delayed Etanercept in RA
03 Feb 2020 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up! - Watch it here https://t.co/utl5EH0BWj or listen to the podcast in the car, when you run or while folding clothes https://t.co/LOGUzgReyg
02 Feb 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - in GCA PET may be best at capturing Activity, while MRA may best define Extent of disease
01 Feb 2020 Social QD Clinic - videos and podcast on patient care issues - this week: isolated inflammatory hip arthritis; monitoring vasculitis; mistakes in pain management; & when to use anakinra. Watch videos on https://t.co/V10S4oVFsv or listen by podcast https://t.co/8ryHEbAPXe
31 Jan 2020 Social Swedish nationwide registers studied births in IIM/myositis pts betw 1973 - 2016 & found increased risk of caesarean section (aRR = 1.98), preterm birth ( 3.35) and low birth weight ( 5.69) AND incr risk of C-sections 1-3 yrs prior to the Dx of IIM https://t.co/Kr6uQW01xv
31 Jan 2020 News RheumNow Podcast- 2019 EULAR RA Guidelines (1.31.20)
30 Jan 2020 Social CORRONA study of ~800 RA patients shows that high and low comorbidity scores and BMI status (obese BMI ≥ 30; n = 356 vs nonobese BMI < 30; n = 449) did not impair or alter the effectiveness of tocilizumab. https://t.co/S3wxaGPlHD
30 Jan 2020 Social CORRONA study of ~800 RA patients shows that high and low comorbidity scores and BMI status (obese BMI ≥ 30; n = 356 vs nonobese BMI < 30; n = 449) did not impair or alter the effectiveness of tocilizumab.
30 Jan 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - in GCA, despite variable results, MTX can be considered in GCA https://t.co/JrdFfTIfFe
30 Jan 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - in GCA PET may be best at capturing Activity, while MRA may best define Extent of disease
30 Jan 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - in large vessel vasculitis there are several imaging options https://t.co/E3ZSxeq3kV
30 Jan 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - in GCA aortic aneurysm is late 5+ year finding https://t.co/6xNecnmIKJ
30 Jan 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - in GCA 11% get large artery stenosis or aortic involvement,. Some need large vessel imaging
30 Jan 2020 Social #UTSW Dr. Kermani - extracranial dz likes to do stenosis of the axillary or subclavian https://t.co/A6itLd2oUE
29 Jan 2020 Social Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is a myokine is upregulated in myositis, may be a biomarker. 35 pts w/ idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) had twice the levels of controls (625 vs 326 pg/ml, p = 0.01); also seen in inclusion body myositis https://t.co/4pKIXtfAy5
28 Jan 2020 News Rheumatoid Arthritis Antibodies Linked With COPD
27 Jan 2020 News 2019 EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis
25 Jan 2020 Social RT @minnakohlermd: Congratulations @Sarah_L_Mackie on guidelines for GCA including #ultrasound in the algorithm! Advancing #POCUS in #vascu…
24 Jan 2020 Social New EULAR 2019 Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment recommendations are out. Rheumatologists are the specialists who should care for RA; decisions are based on disease activity, safety issues and other patient factors (comorbidities) https://t.co/4NwYcR8l8G
23 Jan 2020 Social Data from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality register (2716 RA pts) shows that biologic naive patients had longer drug survival. Men (HR 0.86) and MTX users (HR 0.85) were less likely to discontinue abatacept, https://t.co/Vhy3XtEg8R