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Sulfasalazine may be in short supply. FDA shortage lists shortage with drug return in July or 4th quarter of 2021. ASHP site also notes several generic maker shortages but they suggest resolution mid-May or July https://t.co/XYyraO6Z4z https://t.co/tm50S7ov9K https://t.co/QPWIitYkpp
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
33 minutes 19 seconds ago
News Feature: Insurers Bet Big on Bribing Patients https://t.co/Tcip2xODF1 https://t.co/Ieh7yZfurk
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
19 hours 4 minutes ago
Dr. Janet Pope - Comorbidities in SLE From ACR 2019 https://t.co/1BjfVOfL4i https://t.co/CRqUKeYUmi
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
21 hours 49 minutes ago
5 Reasons to see Rheumatologist 1. Unexplained, worsening joint or muscle pains 2. Repeated, joint pain/swelling, fevers, rashes 3. Establish early Dx to your chronic joint complaints 4. Review abnormal labs, get a treatment plan 5. Attacks of gout https://t.co/gRVtnM4i7J

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1 day 1 hour ago
Dr. Kathryn Dao - Lupus Pearls from ACR 2019 https://t.co/JDlfjAO0xe #LupusAwarenessMonth https://t.co/1ZiZiNvYhv
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
1 day 3 hours ago
It's #LupusAwarenessMonth --review our lupus coverage from the archives. Dr. Janet Pope - New SLE criteria and guidelines and approach to refractory Lupus patients From RWCS 2020 https://t.co/eufxObGFic https://t.co/pReB8aPHlp
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1 day 15 hours ago
Bandaid counts in Scleroderma? Scleroderma skin scoring w/ Modified Rodnan Skin Score. But how to serially assess digital ulcers ? I do a Digital Ulcer count (open + healing) and a "Bandaid Score" - Pts use bandaids to tell you how many are problematic https://t.co/NEWC6e8ttb
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1 day 19 hours ago
News Feature: Higher Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Reduces Thrombosis Risk in Lupus Petri and colleagues have published that measuring HCQ blood levels is useful in SLE patients as low levels are associated with thrombosis in SLE. https://t.co/jAXUJoM2Pa https://t.co/h8KonZRnX8
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
2 days ago
A retrospective cohort study of 419 gout patients compared low dose 0.6 mg qd (LD) vs regular 0.6 mg bid (RD) colchicine as prophylaxis when starting urate lowering therapy. Rate of gout flares were roughly equal (LD 14.3% vs RD 11.3%) https://t.co/8G6siQlHbI

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2 days 3 hours ago
News Feature: Childhood Lupus May Hamper Adult Careers Long-term outcomes of kids with cSLE are uncommon, but this cSLE cohort analysis suggests that SLE significantly impacts their future education, vocation, and employment as they reach adulthood. https://t.co/RQc4JD3BIt https://t.co/y5LboAUsw3
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
2 days 17 hours ago
281,264 people vax w/ Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine - had 59 VTEs (30 expected; 2 fold incr.) +Higher than expected cerebral VTE seen (excess of 2.5 100K Vax). Thrombocytopenia/coagulation disorders were rare but not in excess. https://t.co/m3cjqkzHSW

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2 days 21 hours ago
Systematic review of the epidemiology of #RA shows average point and period prevalence of RA to be 51 to 56 per 10,000, respectively. Higher with rheumatologist diagnosis (81 per 10,000). https://t.co/5AeNdmBLJO

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