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RheumNow Podcast – Gout Spot Light (1.11.19)

Jan 11, 2019 3:00 am

Dr. Jack Cush discusses the highlights from the past week on

  1. Cluster analysis of 157 SAPHO pts shows 3 distinct patterns or types - spinal type (44.6%; spinal, sacral); costal type (33.1%; ribs) and sternoclavicular type (22.3%) disease course was longer in SC type than costal or spinal types (P < 0.001).
  2. Medicare claims analysis shows that older ankylosing spondylitis patients have a 2 fold increased risk of THA and TKA (RR 2.14, 95% CI 1.93–2.38).
  3. Obesity makes everything worse, including SLE! Study of 148 SLE pts; the 32% who were obese had worse disease activity, depression, pain and fatigue. 
  4. BMS Buyout of Celgene for $74 Billion  
  5. Only One-Third of Gout Patients Receive Urate-Lowering Drugs  
  6. January 11, 2019: Joint Meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement   
  7. NEJM Review - Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis.
  8. RheumNow Live – March 22-24, 2019; Fort Worth, TX


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