Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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02 Dec 2018 Social Study of 2053 RA patients from VA medical centers found 27% with chronic lung disease that confered a 51% increased mortality risk; sadly this was not altered by MTX or biologic therapy. https://t.co/nYFnScSXQ4
29 Nov 2018 News Rheumatoid Lung Disease Imposes Significant Morbidity and Mortality
29 Nov 2018 Social Study of 2053 RA patients from VA medical centers found 27% with chronic lung disease that confered a 51% increased mortality risk that was not altered by MTX or biologic therapy. https://t.co/nYFnScSXQ4
29 Nov 2018 Social FDA has approved Genentechs ACTpen - a tocilizumab autoinjector 162 mg sc for use in RA, GCA, poly & systemic JIA - should be available in January 2019. https://t.co/YzFHyYxQlS
28 Nov 2018 Social A systematic literature review shows that triple positivity for ACPAs, RF, and anti‐CarP antibodies yields a higher specificity for RA (98–100%), accompanied by a lower sensitivity (11–39%). https://t.co/TKAZd7CP1M
26 Nov 2018 Slide of the day ESR & Age
21 Nov 2018 Social The Next Best Meeting in Rheumatology is coming - RHEUMNOW LIVE - March 22-24 2019 in beautiful downtown Fort Worth. Short Lectures, interactive sessions, Q&A panels, TED (like) Talks, digital, streaming and much more. You dont want to miss this meeting! https://t.co/5TVg0Frsbf
21 Nov 2018 Social Large claims analysis shows that lipid screening was suboptimal (37%) among RA patients but was higher when RA patients visited a rheumatologist and a non-rheumatology clinicians (~55%). https://t.co/S4Op22LOoY
20 Nov 2018 Social J Rheum (Ward et al) reports that the minimal clinically important improvement (MCII) of RAPID-3 was –3.8. https://t.co/UxCOeMl52g
16 Nov 2018 Social 44 WF w/ RA is on max dose MTX + ETN for 7 mos. but still has 5 swollen joints, CDAI =13 & nl ESR/CRP. What do you do next?
15 Nov 2018 News Growing Tick Population Comes with Health Concerns
14 Nov 2018 News Chikungunya Virus Vaccine Developed
14 Nov 2018 Social CCP+ RA patient starts out with 8 tender, 6 swollen and DAS=5.1. Put on MTX and TNFi and quickly goes into remission (0 joints) at month 6, 12, 18. At next visit what do you do w/ meds?
13 Nov 2018 News Subclinical Heart Inflammation Seen in RA
12 Nov 2018 Social Metanalysis of 10 studies and 204 RA patients suggests that during pregnancy disease activity improved in 60% of patients but flared post-partum in nearly half (47%). https://t.co/DHeY4rgKu1
31 Oct 2018 Social CBC: neutrophil‐to‐lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet‐to‐lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are significantly elevated in #RA and is as effective as CRP & ESR in correlating w/ DAS28-ESR https://t.co/K15vSHywfI https://t.co/xvqMWMqU0t
31 Oct 2018 News A New Era? JAK inhibitors in the Management of RA
30 Oct 2018 News Spotlight on Interstitial Lung Disease at ACR 2018
30 Oct 2018 News Imaging Reveals Anatomical Focus of Inflammation in PMR
29 Oct 2018 ACR Video Dr. Cush and Dr. Pope: Rheumatoid Arthritis Discussion