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  • Jun 24, 2021
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    Debates over ideal candidates for total knee replacement (TKR) in osteoarthritis patients often excludes those who are obese, but a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that TKR is both effective and cost-effective in obese patients (BMI >40 kg/m2) with end-stage knee osteoarthritis.

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Birthday Gatherings Increase COVID-19 Risk

Jun 24, 2021

How risky are family gatherings, birthday parties and informal social gatherings? A cross-sectional analysis suggests that birthdays may be associated with increased rates of COVID-19 infection within households where there is a high COVID-19 prevalence in the population. 

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Metanalysis shows no clear association between allopurinol use and a lowered all-cause mortality in gout patients, but the number of studies was small https://t.co/MM0nIjZPbV

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Jun 24, 2021
Italian survey foud 82% of MSK healthcare workers willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine, but only 55% of their rheumatic Dz patients were as willing, even if they perceived they were at risk. Not out of fear or distrust. more education needed https://t.co/nPhhME2dnC

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Jun 24, 2021
66 yoF w/ prurtitic rash, weakness, SOB, hyperpigmented papules over knuckles, periungual hemorrhages, shawl like rash and the Holster sign (lateral thighs). Which drugs would you use: A. Steroids B. IVIG C. MMF D. Baricitinib E. Plasmapheresis https://t.co/IA4qbGri5b

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Jun 24, 2021
Is there a connection between stress and the onset of RA? https://t.co/Oir9ZV3m7i https://t.co/GTpvTCiMAP
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Jun 24, 2021
Rheumatologist Survey - A man with osteoporosis and recurrent fractures - What should test for ? Phosphorous, testosterone, magnesium or HLA-B27; answer here> https://t.co/TuY1fXAAk5

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Jun 24, 2021

Pain Persists in RA, Even Without Inflammation

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Jun 23, 2021

One-third of patients with rheumatoid arthritis had unacceptably high levels of pain 5 years after diagnosis, often despite low levels of inflammation, Swedish researchers found.

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Better Outcomes with Modern T2T in Pregnancy

Jun 23, 2021

With the expansion of knowledge regarding the safety of newer agents in pregnancy comes the PreCARA study showing that when pregnancy is planned and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are treated with a modified treat-to-target (T2T) approach, superior outcomes can be anticipated.

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Miss out on something from EULAR? Check out our daily recaps. https://t.co/seKFd36te4 https://t.co/O1Of0ThRjS
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Jun 23, 2021
Watch our video on the three new medications for lupus. https://t.co/IrHEJdpHqK https://t.co/ox7YNU2fFe
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Jun 23, 2021
French Vasculitis registry studied 354 GPA patients- 25% had hypereosinophilia (HE) ≥ 500; mostly male (73%) w/ most skin dz (49%) peripheral neuropathy (32%) & higher BVAS (21 vs 18, p= 0.01): severe HE had more baseline renal dysfunction https://t.co/G4s3CEavL9

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Jun 23, 2021
Enthesitis is a tricky and unclear topic. Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC ) shares #EULAR2021 learnings. https://t.co/pZRMZtbJAh https://t.co/kQEKveZFnY
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Jun 23, 2021
What do Rheumatologists Know about XLH? Here's a four question Survey for Rheumatologists on a rare disorder - https://t.co/TuY1fXAAk5

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Jun 23, 2021
FINCH 1 Trial Filgotinib in Rheumatoid Arthritis The Annals of Rheumatic Disease has published the results of a head-to-head trial showing that the JAK1 preferential inhibitor filgotinib was superior to adalimumab in active RA on MTX. https://t.co/d501qhArfP https://t.co/YGH5LQDGbs
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Jun 23, 2021
Mouse model of psoriasis; 10 week exposure of western diet (high sugar & fat) induced dysbiosis and increased skin psoriasis & PsA , with increased IL-17A γδ T cells and helper type 17 cytokines. Treatment w/ Abx reduced IL-23 mediated dz. https://t.co/fTCnYiQ3wL

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Jun 23, 2021

Progression from Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis

Jun 22, 2021

The question of whether psoriasis is a state or pre-clinical psoriatic arthritis has been addressed by several studies; with one suggesting that biologic use in psoriasis may aver the future development of psoratic arthritis (PsA).

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FINCH 1 Trial Filgotinib in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jun 22, 2021

The Annals of Rheumatic Disease has published the results of a head-to-head trial showing that the Janus kinase-1 (JAK1) preferential inhibitor filgotinib was superior to a tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor (adalimumab) in active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on methotrexate (MTX).

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Can Focus Score Predict Risk of Lymphoma in Sjogren's Patients? https://t.co/kBptqUx2XG https://t.co/8y1736Kj8T
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Jun 22, 2021
RheumNow survey question for Rheumatologists - A man with osteoporosis and recurrent fractures should be tested for: phosphorous, testosterone, magnesium or HLA-B27; answer here> https://t.co/TuY1fXAAk5

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Jun 22, 2021
Do gender and racial disparities play a role in PsA patients? https://t.co/SrMcGOIbu4 https://t.co/QKD0VoK6fC
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Jun 22, 2021
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