- At my COVID home command center, I feel pretty prepared for everything. From here, I can run my practice, manage and home-school 3 children and keep the family afloat. I have 2 computers: one for telemedicine/business meetings and one for e-learning lessons/school updates that teachers and school administrators email me throughout the day for my children. As a no-nonsense, organized mom and doctor, I felt ready to handle any issues that would arise.Read Article
Lancet has reported COVID outcomes from NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals in NYC during March 2020 showing high rates of hospitalization, ICU admission, mechanical ventilation and death. A prospective observational cohort study 2 2 NYC hospitals from March 2 to April 1, 2020, looking at laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and were critically ill with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure, and collected clinical, biomarker, and treatment data. TheRead Article
In May, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released the"2020 Guideline for the Management of Gout"reflecting new clinical evidence since the last guideline published in 2012.
The guideline puts forth 42 recommendations, including 16 strong recommendations, based in 52 PICO questions and a systematic review of the literature by a guidelines committee following GRADE methodology.Read Article
While it is often said there is a negative association between gout and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), cases of coexistent disorders are uncommonly seen. A recent VA study describes 121 patients whith both RA and gout.Read Article
Patients with the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) dermatomyositis and polymyositis are at increased risk for cardiovascular events, with risks similar to what has been documented for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), during the first 5 years after diagnosis, U.K. researchers reported.Read Article
A new report in the Journal of Rheumatology shows that liver abnormalities are common in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and may be associated with obesity, more severe disease and select therapies.
An analysis of a prospective PsA cohort study included 1061 patients. Of these, over one-third (n 343) had liver abnormalities.Read Article