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The RheumNow podcast is up! Lupus delights - Lupus & Diet, Drug induced lupus & brand new biologics for SLE. Good news on immunosuppressives, colchicine and baricitinib in COVID-19 patients. . Watch it here https://t.co/Ymsd3eXN5d or listen to the podcast https://t.co/20FOr3qu3X

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13 hours 33 minutes ago
Lupus Delights https://t.co/20FOr3qu3X https://t.co/AdRoaLDAmt
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14 hours 5 minutes ago
Doximity's 2020 State of Telemedicine report shows the top 10 specialties using telemedicine: 1. Endocrinology; 2. Rheumatology; 3. Gastroenterology, followed by Nephrology Cardiology GU Neurology Geriatrics Heme/onc Pulmonology https://t.co/J4Dt24ZlYg

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1 day 17 hours ago
Nurses' Health Study (79,568 women) examined the role of diet in 194 incident SLE cases and showed that diets (DASH, Meditteranean, antiinflammatory & healthy diets) had no significant effect of dietary quality on SLE risk https://t.co/JAFirjt0O8

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1 day 21 hours ago
NEJM report of 2 SLE pts treated w/ Daratumumab (anti-CD38) to deplete plasma cells a life-threatening refractory SLE. Clinical improvement associated w/ depletion of plasma cells, reduced IFN type I activity, down-regulation of T-cell transcripts https://t.co/K0fwpEHS81

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1 day 23 hours ago
COPDGene study of 361 DISH pts shows DISH carrieds a higher risk of coronary artery disease (OR 1.37 [1.05-1.78] (p=0.019), as measured by coronary calcium scores: 8.8% had CAC = 0; 12.8% CAC1-100; 20.0% CAC100-400 and 24.7% had a CAC>400. https://t.co/av1O907izH

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2 days 13 hours ago
Retrospective cohort study of 213 IMID patients, 36.2% tested positive for COVID-19, who had no greater risk of hospitalized or ventilation and immunosuppressive use was not shown to worsened the course of disease (TNFi decreased risk of hospitalization) https://t.co/gmIXDJkLCt

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2 days 17 hours ago
Taiwan National Health population study of 650 SLE and non-SLE controls undergoing hip replacement. SLE did not incr risk of early prosthetic infx, but did incr risk of late superficial wound infection (11.4% vs. 5.5%, P = 0.01; HR = 2.37) https://t.co/ZRMB23XLCk

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2 days 20 hours ago
Uncontrolled retrospective observational study of 31 RA-ILD DMARD refractory pts treated with RTX showed RTX to reverse the PFTs decline (∆%pFVC +8.06%; ∆%pDLCO +12.7%) while reducing median prednisone dose at 1 yr. @32 mos, 74% still on RTX. https://t.co/AVQCm2MpDk

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2 days 21 hours ago
Baricitinib in combo with Remdesivir reduces time to recovery in COVID-19 hospitalized pts in NIH-run ACTT-2 Trial w/ >1000 pts randomized to recv 4-mg baricitinib plus remdesivir versus remdesivir alone. Other baricitinib-COVID trials are in progress https://t.co/J87Ypeb4mn

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2 days 23 hours ago
Proof-of-concept study colchicine use in the context of COVID-19 infection leads to better survival. 140 consecutive COVID inpatients were Rx w/ standard of care +/- Colchicine. Survival rate @21d was better w/ colchicine (84% vs 64%;p=0.001). https://t.co/OzYd7pZ2ys

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3 days 17 hours ago
Systematic literature review of the incidence of SpA subtypes: psoriatic arthritis overall IR of 9.7 per 100.000 PYs; AS overall IR of 4.8/100kPY, and reactive arthritis overall IR estimate of 3.4/100KPY. Little on undifferentiated spondyloarthritis https://t.co/U8yqk30cWb

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3 days 21 hours ago
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