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Case-control study of risk factors for [rheumatic use] hydroxychloroquine retinopathy: cumulative dose, duration of intake, creatinine clearance and geographical origin sign^ in multivariate analysis, what is driving the geo finding? genetics? https://t.co/2NGaZiqpsc @RheumJnl

Dr Philip Robinson philipcrobinson( View Tweet)

1 week 3 days ago
NEW RESEARCH: Repeat ANA testing after a negative result has low utility and results in high cost https://t.co/Zfc2vqRue1 #LancetRheumatology https://t.co/N9iHfdNYix
The Lancet Rheumatology TheLancetRheum( View Tweet)
1 week 3 days ago
Proud of this amazing collaboration with @zach_wallace_md: 52 rheumatic cases vs. 104 non-rheumatic comparators, all infected with COVID-19. Rheum cases had 3-fold risk of mechanical ventilation @BrighamResearch @MGHMedicine https://t.co/nBXe78i4JU

Jeff Sparks jeffsparks( View Tweet)

1 week 3 days ago
Skin is often involved w/ ANCA+ vasculitis - 1184 AAV pt study shows skin involvement in 34% GPA; 28% MPA & 47% EGPA. Common are petechiae/purpura pruritus, urticaria, and maculopapular rash. AAV w/ skin Sxs have more systemic dz (GN, alveolar hemorrhage) https://t.co/zL7a38aDIt

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 3 days ago
Studies have shown a higher risk of gout w/ obstructive Sleep Apnea;a recent study shows higher risk (OR 1.86) disappears (OR 1.05) after adjusting for BMI, CHF, DM, diuretics, and renal dz. Gout associates with comorbidities, including obesity and OSA https://t.co/39Wen3uydM

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 3 days ago
Be sure to catch tonights 8pm EST Grand Rounds - Cytokine Storm Syndrome given by Dr. Randy Cron (UAB) part of the Tues Nite Rheumatology seriies. Go here to register (this is for rheums) https://t.co/RtugDyTBRX

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 4 days ago
Metanalysis of 15 studies & 552,019 pts with RA shows the risk of diabetes to be significantly reduced in RA patients on HCQ (HR 0.61), methotrexate (HR 0.81), TNFi (HR 0.63), but increased with glucocorticoids (HR 1.46 < 10 mg; HR 2.25 for > 10 mg) https://t.co/gULTBtSvYU

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 4 days ago
10 FALSE reasons for not wearing a mask - https://t.co/psGrN4iYMs Please wear a mask out of concern and care for others !!

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 4 days ago
Well Being Trust (WBT) reports that there are 151,964 deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide last year. In less than 3 mos, COVID-19 will kill over 100,000 Americans. WBT estimates that COVID could cause between 27,000-68,000 deaths of despair. https://t.co/yIf1yrzkbr

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 4 days ago
Gilead announced phase 2/3 trial results of their JAK1 inhibitor, filgotinib, showing 200 mg qd (not 100 mg qd) dose was effective in ulcerative colitis (SELECTION study) with higher remission rates at weeks 10 (vs PBO); at wk 28 both 100mg and 200mg were superior to PBO

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

1 week 4 days ago
Do your part. Show respect. Wear a mask.

Andrew Cuomo NYGovCuomo( View Tweet)

1 week 5 days ago
Aicardi-Goutières syndr - inherited early-onset disorders w/ CNS decline & autoimmunity; developmental decline, encephalopathy, weakness, spasticity, autoimmunity autoantibodies, Chilblains, gene defects inTREX1, RNASEH2A, RNASEH2B, RNASEH2C, SAMHD1 https://t.co/p1W5uHVXmQ

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks ago
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