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Mass Gen Brigham study of Rheum (SARD) pts COVID severity over time (3/20-1/22) shows less severe COVID over time. 1449 SARD pts had COVID-19 (1/3 RA); 28% severe. Early COVID was more severe (46%) vs 15% w/ Omicron. Unvax were more severe (78% v 60%) https://t.co/DTge2od82Q https://t.co/LXeujT6zd5
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
3 hours 19 minutes ago
Has insurance moved to a new tactic to intimidate doctors from appeals? I was expecting to do a peer to peer to get #Xeljanz approved, they put me on the phone with a courtroom judge to make me swear I am telling the truth about why the medicine is needed for the patient.

TheDaoIndex @KDAO2011 ( View Tweet )

4 hours 18 minutes ago
Biosimilar switching is due to costs, formulary, relocation. Study of 23 studies, 3657 pts found only observational data, no RCTs. Ref product to biosimilar usually RCTs; Biosimilar switches usually real world evidence w/ good efficacy & no new risks. https://t.co/odAYHdbVd1 https://t.co/BabkVYsMBL
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
5 hours 19 minutes ago
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Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

6 hours 19 minutes ago
Recurrence of axSpA in 1st-degree relatives (FDR) probands w/ 35-yrs F/U. From 363 AS probands & 806 FDR, 27.1% of B27(+) FDR developed axSpA; 18.2% from AS probands; 4% from nr-axSpA probands. Recurrence higher with B27+ probands https://t.co/1xczXdtrH3 https://t.co/mXZ72nVAqp
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
8 hours 18 minutes ago
UK Women’s Cohort -diet & Hip Fx risk study shows that amongst 26,318 women, 822 hip Fxs - Hip Fx risk was higher in Vegetarians (HR 1.33; 1.03, 1.71)) but not meat-eaters (HR 1.00; 0.85, 1.18) or pescatarians (0.97; 0.75, 1.26); unaffected by BMI https://t.co/tipy0IBp4D https://t.co/sG0lJAUgDj
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
10 hours 19 minutes ago
Cochrane review of Stem cell transplantation in systemic sclerosis (3RCTs w/ 125 pts). Non‐myeloablative & myeloablative selective HSCT had moderate evidence for improved survival, skin thickness & function. But these had high Serious AE rates. https://t.co/d3CPsKiR88 https://t.co/QgCYBikhyl
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
1 day 3 hours ago
Urine-soluble CD163 as a biomarker in #SLE: usCD163 significantly higher w/ active lupus nephritis & correlates w/ UPCR, disease activity, anti-dsDNA Ab levels and a higher chronic kidney disease stage. https://t.co/Mxe53pCnEF https://t.co/BOspodqpSE
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
1 day 5 hours ago
Axial PsA frequency? Study of Derm identified PSO adults w/ chronic LBP, onset <45 yrs, not Rx w/ DMARDs--> 100 pts referred to Rheumatology; 14 pts dx w/ axPsA, 5 w/ peripheral PsA, & 3 w/ both axial & peripheral PsA https://t.co/oVxDcY17ZQ https://t.co/oIOfptskf3
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
1 day 10 hours ago
Let’s look at the timeline of major discoveries in AxSpA genetics, starting with HLA-B27 in 1972 https://t.co/f3AvYJodQj
1 day 10 hours ago
Intensity and longevity of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination response in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory disease: a prospective cohort study https://t.co/1fiNgBQUbr looks like lower ab response and drops over 6 mths - boosters important in our patients

Peter Nash @drpnash ( View Tweet )

1 day 11 hours ago
Global Mortality Rates for PsA, SpA and Colitis Global age-standardized mortality rate (ASMR) for 1000000 was for 0.13 for AS, 0.04 for PsA, 0.86 for CD and 0.76 for UC. https://t.co/0cZ9kZsiEM https://t.co/hDHojKBeRQ
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
1 day 11 hours ago
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