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Negotiation

Negotiation Skills for Rheumatologists

Sep 18, 2018

Physicians as a group are trained to have excellent clinical skills, but the difference between an average and extremely successful physician often comes down to factors outside of their ability to provide clinical care. 

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ACR Meeting Day 4

ACR 2018 - Day 3 Report

Jan 09, 2020

Highlights from Tuesday, day 3 of the ACR Annual meeting in Chicago, included the PEXIVAS Study, ACR Reproductive Health Draft Guidelines, and a Proof of concept study

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Restaurant

The 16th Annual La Paulee

Oct 21, 2018

La Paulee is traditionally the party/feast after harvest and a time when hard work is rewarded with food, fun, and wine. And so it was that evening; after better understanding genes, cytokines, and pathology it was time to have a good time with friends, old and new.

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Muscle

Update on Myositis

Sep 20, 2018

The ACR/ARHP 2018 national meeting in Chicago presented us with opportunities to learn more about inflammatory myositis. A particularly interesting lecture was HOT topics in myositis. There were a few abstracts on MDA-5 related disease and a few on new or repurposed medications for dermatomyositis which will be covered here.

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Meeting table with mics

ACR 2018 - Day 1 Report

Oct 11, 2019

Highlights from Tuesday and Wednesday (days 3 and 4) from the ACR annual meeting include: the important and impactful abstracts covered by the Rheumatology Roundup session; upadacitinib clinical trials; and the baricitinib CV and VTE safety analysis.

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Rates of "indeterminate" results on quantiferon-IT assays were found to be significantly higher in systemic vasculitis (21%) than nonvasculitis pts and controls (7-7.5%). Indeterminate predictors were Syst vasculitis (OR 9.64), high NLR (OR 1.70). https://t.co/QqL2efsF7V

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow  (  View Tweet)

Sep 15, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sherine Gabriel, MD, MSc is a rheumatologist, current president of Rush University, and Chief Academic Officer of @RushMedical will speak on the panel “How Far We Have Come” at the @WIMSummit- see her session Sept 21st! #WIMstrongertogether https://t.co/pdzXbUcHV9

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Sep 19, 2019

Do your state have a pediatric rheumatologist? @ACRheum @ACRSimpleTasks #Act4Arthritis #rdam https://t.co/ZGvopF75lb

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Sep 15, 2019

Nucala (mepolizumab) was approved in 2015 for severe eosinophilic asthma, and in 2017 for EGPA (Churg Strauss). The FDA has now approved it for use in Six to 11-Year-Old Children with Severe Eosinophilic Asthma https://t.co/orAaFCkR92

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Sep 18, 2019

Novartis announced 16 wk results from the PREVENT trial - secukinumab shown to have superior ASAS40 responses in active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). They estimate there are 1.7 million with nr-axSpA in the EU and US. https://t.co/IamZNN7Itc

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Sep 18, 2019

Metanalysis of 16 studyes Systemic Sclerosis pregnancies have a higher risk of miscarriages (OR 1.6), IUGR (OR 3.2), preterm births (OR 2.4) and low birth weight (OR 3.8). SSc pts have 2.8 fold higher rate of gestational HTN & 2.3x more C- sections. https://t.co/FuM0DZFR4k

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Sep 19, 2019

S.Sweden study of ANCA Assoc Vasculitis (GPA, MPA, EGPA) 195 pts followed x8 yrs: found all cancers increased (SIR=2.8). SIR for squamous cell CA=12.9; 4.3 bladder cancer, & 7.0 for pancreatic CA. CYC total <10g were not associated w/ higher CA https://t.co/wqRKaFYWGb

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Sep 19, 2019

Prospective ankylosing spondylitis cohort - 628 without HTN F/U x12 mos; 200 Rx w/ NSAIDs; of these 129 developed incident HTN. NSAID use associated with incr risk of HTN (HR 1.12; CI, 1.04‐1.20), not effected by age, biologics, dz activity https://t.co/T6y5OcCgMM

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Sep 19, 2019

Risk of HCQ/CQ Retinal toxicity was 5.5% in 326 SLE pts F/U x 12.8 yrs. None occured in 1st 5 yrs; earliest 8 yrs (max =33 years). Retinal toxicity cases tended to have more renal disease (22% vs 15%) and were slightly less likely to be Caucasian https://t.co/kSFVedbUPY

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Sep 20, 2019

90 SLE pts (SLEDAI<6) on immunosuppressives were given PBO or Live Virus zostavax - Vax pts had significantly higher Wk 6 anti-VZV IgG, more injection site reactions (31 vs 7%). 3 pts flared (1PBO; 2 Zostavax) and no one developed zoster postvaccination https://t.co/pVrQ4tHAwY

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow  (  View Tweet)

Sep 20, 2019
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