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ICYMI: Vasculitis Pearls

Once again RheumNow Live 2024 really delivered with high impact learning packed into short sessions. As someone with an interest in vasculitis it was fantastic to see four of my favorite speakers in the Vasculitis Mavens and STEP talks. They gave us what we really want from these talks – personal opinions and approaches that go beyond the guidelines. They really dropped a selection of pearls on us and I wanted to share a few of these with you.

Biopsy Results in Sjogren's Syndrome

A prospective study from the Netherlands analyzed the comparative value of simultaneous labial and parotid salivary gland biopsies performed in patients with sicca complaints and suspected Sjogren's syndrome (SjD).

Burnout or Retire (4.12.2024)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from this past week on Is it time to worry about burnout and those who are leaving healthcare?

ICYMI: Sex Disparities in PsA/SpA

Dr. Eder delivered an illuminating talk at RheumNow Live 2024 on sex differences in psoriatic arthritis; the disease may manifest differently in men and women, and therapeutic responses may differ between the sexes.

ILD Onset in MDA-5 Dermatomyositis

Anti–melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody-positive dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare, aggressive and progressive subtype of DM.

World Congress on OP, OA & MSK Disorders


Bone and musculoskeletal disease researchers and physicians from around the world will meet today in London, UK for the opening of the largest scientific event in the field, the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Muscul

Neuropsychiatric SLE - 2/3 Improved at 12 Months

The management and outcomes of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) can be challenging as there is limited data. 

Best Imaging in Giant Cell Arteritis - US, PET, MRI?

Imaging is often instrumental in diagnosing and staging patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis (GCA).

JAMA: SLE Review

Drs. Caroline Siegel and Lisa Sammaritano (from HSS in NYC) have published an impressive overview of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in JAMA. This timely, well-written review covers the many complexities of this multi-organ disorder that affects nearly 3.4 million people worldwide.

ICYMI: Co-management of Psoriatic Disease

It is a common clinical scenario to see someone with both severe psoriatic arthritis and skin psoriasis. In an ideal world this would involve a combined clinic with our local friendly dermatologist. For many of us, however, this is not practical for many reasons. The excellent Saturday morning session on choosing systemic therapies in psoriatic disease at RheumNow Live 2024 from dermatologist extraordinaire Dr. April Armstrong was therefore hugely insightful.

Seasonal Pathogens and Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Epidemiologic studies of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) have suggested seasonal variation in occurrence rates (higher from September-April, lower in June-August), suggesting a role for infectious triggers.

1/600 Falls May Die (4.5.2024)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and Journal reports from this past week on -  including problems w/ falls, pain and treatment of Dupuytren’s contractures.