Friday, 18 Oct 2019

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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15 Aug 2019 News Updated CDC Recommendation for Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
14 Aug 2019 Social Ah is certainly a BIG issue in RA, especially when there's a poor outcome. Besides life in the fast lane - other bad advice for RA - Take It Easy, Take It to the Limit & Tequila Sunrise. Good Advice? Take it easy!
14 Aug 2019 News Trends in Inflammatory Arthritis Care in Germany
13 Aug 2019 Social "WAR on RA - Part 4: Desperado" is featured on RheumNow. Why the Eagles and Glenn Fry's death should inspire us to better, greater, more and other superlatives in RA.
13 Aug 2019 News War on RA – Part 4: Desperado – Time to Open the Gate
12 Aug 2019 Social Case-control study using the UK Clinical Practice Research database examined 22677 RA pts. 1995–2017) exposed to antibiotics vs ~90K controls shows the risk of RA is 60% higher if Abx exposed (OR 1.60; 95% CI 1.51–1.68) - microbiome changes?
12 Aug 2019 News RA Disease Activity Drives Lung Complications
11 Aug 2019 Social "WAR on RA - Part 3: Useless Drugs". Old DMARDs were truly useless (gold, PCM, SSZ, HCQ) but are biologics, combinations, JAKs the answer? Watch here>> or Listen on iTunes or SoundCloud
09 Aug 2019 Social Check out the "WAR on RA - Part 3: Useless Drugs". We use to have useless drugs (gold, PCM, SSZ, HCQ) but now live in an era of biologics, combinations, JAKs - are these the answer? Watch here>> or Listen on iTunes or SoundCloud
09 Aug 2019 Social Metanalysis of Early #RA therapy (22 RCTs, 9934 pts), shows that MTX + TNF or non-TNF biologics reduces disease activity and improves remission when compared with MTX monotherapy. 20-57% higher ACR50 rates with Combination Rx
08 Aug 2019 News Increasing Lung Disease in Systemic JIA
07 Aug 2019 Social Check out Part 3 - War on RA - "Useless Drugs" This one is why we need more than our best new drugs to deliver us from the evil of #RA. Rear it, Watchit, Listen to it Here >>
07 Aug 2019 News Periodontal Disease and P. gingivalis Increased in CCP+ Pre-Clinical RA
06 Aug 2019 News War on RA - Part 3: Useless Drugs
06 Aug 2019 Social Metanalysis of 9 studies shows that use of IVIG in ANCA-Associated vasculitis is assoc. w/ significant and rapid improvement in BVAS (SMD –1.7), ANCA (SMD –0.72) and CRP (SMD –0.92) within 2-24 weeks.
05 Aug 2019 Social War on RA - Parts 1 & 2 - Listen to the podcasts on iTunes or SoundCloud here: Part 1 - Walk on the Moon and Part 2 - All about You
05 Aug 2019 Social Claims analysis of 88,463 #RA pts (2006-2015) finds no greater risk of cardiovascular events w/ Tocilizumab (11.8/1000 PY) compared to TNF inhibitors (15/1000PY) or abatacept; suggesting no net increase in CVD w/ occ hyperlipidemia seen w/ TCZ
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)
04 Aug 2019 Social 2nd Edition of my "The War on RA" - being fought daily by rheumatologists - Change, Innovation and Discovery will be driven by Rheumatologists. Rheums must lead the fight to win the immense challenge of #RA today. We need you!
02 Aug 2019 Social MMP-7 levels studied in myositis pts w/ anti-synthetase syndr (ARS) and fourd to be higher in ARS Ab+ & MDA5 Ab+ PM/DM-ILD patients, and were associated with a worse prognosis. MMP-7 levels associated w/ worse survival (OR 18.0).