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Health personnel (HCP) @ long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at high risk for COVID-19. March 2021, 57% of LTCF HCPs were vaccinated. COVID-19 vax was highest in MDs (75.1%); lowest nurses (56.7%) & aides (45.6%). https://t.co/VjHutcrh26

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

3 hours 43 minutes ago
The FDA has authorized baricitinib ALONE as treatment for COVID-19 hospitalized adults and pediatric patients requiring supplemental oxygen, non-invasive or invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) https://t.co/WMc78GmOLU

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

3 hours 56 minutes ago
What predicts ILD progression in Systemic Sclerosis? Study of 138 SSc pts; 72% had ILD, 35% FVC decline (F/U 2.9y). Only Scl-70 A positivity predicted FVC decline at 5yrs. HRCT Esophageal dilation had nonsignificant DLCO decline, but not FVC https://t.co/fE0JCsZ44O

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5 hours 23 minutes ago
ICYMI: EULAR guidelines rec starting prednisone dose in #PMR to be between 12.5-25mg/d. A cross sectional study of 138 pts (63M, 75F, age 73.4 yes) saw the mean starting dose to be 19.2±7.7 mg.  https://t.co/Yf3yqRRMCK

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

5 hours 43 minutes ago
ICYMI While myeloperoxidase (MPO) Abs are seen in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), only 7–23% develop vasculitis. Study of 58 pts w/ IPF & MPO Abs - UIP most frequent ILD pattern, 13 had rheumatic dz; MPO Abs did not change survival of UIP/IPF pts https://t.co/RXXIPUBMBT https://t.co/sJpbzIbBJt
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
7 hours 42 minutes ago
Big news! You can download/listen to the RheumNow podcast in more places than ever! Find us on Apple and Google podcasts, the PodBean app, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn+Alexa, iHeart Radio, PlayerFM, Listen Notes, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Cast, Castro, Castbox, and Soundcloud! https://t.co/1WSUh06jjN
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
10 hours 42 minutes ago
Persistence of Sxs & Labs long after COVID. German study of 96 postCOVID pts followed 12 mos only 22% were Sx-free; Most had fatigue (53%), dyspnea (37%), concentration (40%), CNS (32%) & sleeping problems (26%), +ANA ≥1:160 in 44% https://t.co/L2ZzniDT18

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

1 day 8 hours ago
204 pts w/ dermatomyositis/polymyositis Rx w/ IV early pulse steroids(IVMP) or IVIG. IVMP & IVMP+IVIG was assoc w/ 56-58% incr odds of complete response. Pulse IVMP+IVIG incr risk of steroid D/C. Early IVMP/IVIG=no impact on mortality https://t.co/yRFJgos8Qq

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

1 day 9 hours ago
Bariatric surgery result in less pain med use. UK THIN database study of 588,494 pts: the 694 w/vbariatric surgery had a 23% increased odds of no analgesic use for ≥12 mos (HR=1.23) & all-cause mortality was also lower (HR=0.46) than controls https://t.co/b90AOE7lfg

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

1 day 10 hours ago
Claims data analysis of US Adult Medicaid patients shows and association between PTSD and increased risk of #SLE. 10K SLE compared to >100K controls. Prevalence of PTSD was significantly higher in SLE (10.74 vs 7.83 per 1000 (adj OR 2.0) https://t.co/p9F5iYENAu

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

2 days 2 hours ago
CMAJ: nice full read review of biologic use during pregnancy. 1) autoimmune/arthritis pts may use biologics during pregnancy 2) mom/infant should avoid live vax 1st 6–12 mos 3) Minimal biologic transfer in breast milk 4) no risk of congenital anomalies https://t.co/mlZTrDjXSi

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

2 days 8 hours ago
Top 10 things you should know about THE EYE in your rheumatology practice @CRASCRRheum #uveitisclinic #uveitisrheumatologyclinic #kensingtoneyeinstitute https://t.co/SqRKOYa2N0
Vanessa Ocampo - MD @DrDDRheum ( View Tweet )
2 days 9 hours ago
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