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RA is associated with increased risk of heart failure (HF). Vanderbilt Univ EHR study compared 9889 RA pts vs 9889 matched non-autoimmune pts - RA had 21% greater risk of HF. HF assoc w/ higher CRP, Artemin and MTX assoc w/ 25% lower risk (P=0.021) https://t.co/cm5qZXZAdO

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 2 days ago
Review of 525 critically ill, rheumatic dz pts (25% vasculitis, 21%SLE, 19% RA, 9% PSS, 5% myositis). ICU adm for shock (41%), respiratory failure (32%), infx (39%) Dz flares (35%). Hospital mortality was 31% predicted by age, steroids, mech ventilation. https://t.co/xcw8xU9hPl

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 2 days ago
Great shout out from @philipcrobinson on @RheumNow TUES NIGHT Rheum for my ranting Tweet which launched all the hard working people who built the @rheum_covid Alliance!!! All of the RHEUMS following me regiter your pts on the site in 5 min!! Great session @CCalabreseDO #COVID19

Leonard Calabrese LCalabreseDO( View Tweet)

2 weeks 2 days ago
Free read from Schett et al on COVID and increased proinflammatory cytokines - TNF, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, G-CSF ^ GM-CSF; & chemokines, such as MCP1, IP10 and MIP1α, are increased with COVID-19, with higher levels in those who are critically ill. https://t.co/My9UJ0cmPn

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 2 days ago
Praise and thanks should be bestowed upon our many Medical Residents working front-line on COVID-19 in the hospital. This NPR article aptly portrays their experiences and words. Bless them for smarts and dedication! https://t.co/NxBY7kAOSG

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
4 patients with refractory lupus panniculitis (LEP) (mean age 15 yrs) were successfully treated with rituximab, w/ a rapid and sustained RTX response https://t.co/GxmA9w89k3

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
Rheums - Register for Tuesday Nite Rheumatology from Down Under - Dr. Peter Nash and Dr. Philip Robinson will discuss COVID-Rheum Registry and Rheumatology during COVID. Register here - https://t.co/PXJmUleQfw

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
Effect of Covid on Practice? Medscape survey 55% drop in revenue, 60% drop Patient Volume; 43,000 healthcare workers laid off in March 2020; 9% of practices have closed temporarily; 225% increase in remote patient engagements. https://t.co/LHeYA5pE29

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
Adaptive clinical trial design advocated for drug development for the coronavirus #COVID-19 https://t.co/jcEdlFQtXQ

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
Grand News and much Deserved. Congrats Professor Shanmugam!! https://t.co/jUjEv9dQuM

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
We are prioritizing the review of new ANDAs for drugs in shortage, and we recently approved a generic application for hydroxychloroquine to increase availability for patients who depend on this drug. https://t.co/eKqXlpRRQl

Dr. Janet Woodcock DrWoodcockFDA( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
Please believe that the Coronavirus is not a hoax, COVID-19 is not a conspiracy. Your doubts, ideology and slick videos cant change nearly 100,000 Americans dying from COVID in 3 short months. Please be vigilant with Distance, washing and masks

Dr. John Cush RheumNow( View Tweet)

2 weeks 3 days ago
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