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Knee Replacement in Obese OA is Cost Effective

Jun 24, 2021

Debates over ideal candidates for total knee replacement (TKR) in osteoarthritis patients often excludes those who are obese, but a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that TKR is both effective and cost-effective in obese patients (BMI >40 kg/m2)

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Don't Kill the Krill! Dr. Kathryn Dao ( @KDAO2011) reviews abstract POS0276 regarding the efficacy of krill oil in knee OA, presented at the virtual EULAR 2021 meeting. https://t.co/gX2hivyCs2 https://t.co/QaU7A7gM8j
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 21, 2021
Time to go raspberry picking? Rubus idaeus leaf extract 400mg and 200mg after 12 weeks ⬇️ VAS pain in knee OA compared to placebo ⭐️no effect on WOMAC, SF-36, 20m walking Abs#POS0281 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/QAiag2XjRh
Robert B Chao, MD @doctorRBC( View Tweet )
Jun 06, 2021
A single dose of LORECIVIVINT IA (Wnt pathway modulator) in Phase 3 study in knee OA: mild improvement of WOMAC pain -8.16[-15.60, -0.71] P=0.032 and function -9.47[-17.09, -1.84] P=0.015 at 6 and 12months with no particular safety signal. #POS0278 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/5qQE6MPjnU
Aurelie Najm @AurelieRheumo( View Tweet )
Jun 05, 2021
Sounds fishy! Krill oil in #osteoarthritis is not a good catch! Fully neg RCT POS0276 @eular_org @RheumNow #EULAR2021 https://t.co/OGZbltDyxg

Janet Pope @Janetbirdope( View Tweet )

Jun 04, 2021
Bariatric surgery decreases the risk of moderate-to-severe hip or knee osteoarthritis. Burkard. OP0106 #EULAR2021 > FB https://t.co/qh1RQfcvM2
ARD & RMD Open @ARD_BMJ( View Tweet )
Jun 03, 2021
Our meta-analysis on IA GC effects on pain and function in knee OA vs. controls at different time points: short term superiority of IA GC, medium term effect is no longer significant apart vs PBO and long term IA GC non superior vs controls. #EULAR2021 @RheumNow #POS1099 https://t.co/mQ0bMF03IT
Aurelie Najm @AurelieRheumo( View Tweet )
Jun 02, 2021
Novartis announced that Cosentyx (secukinumab) has received FDA approval for treatment of children and adolescents with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis #EULAR2021 https://t.co/JlkmjLwqQ8

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Jun 02, 2021
Hands-Down Rheumatology - Gout doesnt get to the hands until its done its damage below (MTP, ankle, knee) and usually only in those with severe tophaceous goutdCan also present as dactylitis or Carpal tunnel. Women on diuretics w/ CKD can get gout in Nodal OA joints https://t.co/EpBpdC31J6
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 02, 2021
Hands-Down Rheumatology - Swollen Hands In Rheumatoid Arthritis - could be from synovitis, tenosynovitis, edema, effusion, bony hypertrophy, nodules, secondary OA. https://t.co/dRCMzgdHqf

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Jun 01, 2021
Hands-Down Rheumatology - Erosive hand osteoarthritis (EHOA) affects 2.6% of knee OA pts (from Osteoarthritis Initiative) Risk factors - older [RR 0.76), female (RR=1.73), greater OA severity, and "thinner bones" https://t.co/3s8E4F6QDR

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

May 31, 2021

EULAR Guidelines on Intraarticular Therapy

May 26, 2021

EULAR has published evidence-based recommendations on the use of intra-articular therapies (IAT) based on the literature review and recommendations of a multidisciplinary international task force. These IAT recommendations apply to adult patients with peripheral arthropathies.



The

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Popular Read: Little Effect with Multimodal Treatment of CMC1 Osteoarthritis https://t.co/6SnJYOK6nu https://t.co/ldTQRujshq
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
May 25, 2021
Severity Associated with Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis EHOA was studied as part of the Osteoarthritis Initiative, and shown to increase with advanced age and female sex, with developmental findings to suggest that EHOA as a disorder of skeletal frailty. https://t.co/3s8E4F6QDR https://t.co/xiDb0LGhCv
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
May 23, 2021

Total Ankle Arthroplasty vs. Arthodeisis?

May 19, 2021

 The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery reports the findings of a 4-year trial comparing outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) versus ankle arthrodesis (AA) in patients with severe ankle arthritis; finding that while both groups improved, TAA was associated with less pain and better

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Severity Associated with Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis

May 18, 2021

Erosive hand osteoarthritis (EHOA) was studied as part of the Osteoarthritis Initiative, and shown to increase with advanced age and female sex, with developmental findings to suggest that EHOA as a disorder of skeletal frailty.



The Osteoarthritis Initiative is a longitudinal study of

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NSAID Safety with COVID-19 Infection

May 12, 2021

NSAIDs do not affect COVID outcomes; here we are nearly 16 months into the pandemic, and this is the common sense conclusion of a recent trial published in Lancet Rheumatology.



Early in the pandemic there was an unfounded directive from the French government suggesting that non-

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New download available! Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis https://t.co/qvVEcKqNAM https://t.co/3f8sRSgyQo
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
May 04, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Uppers and Downers

Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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News Feature: Modest Benefit of Multimodal Treatments of CMC1 Osteoarthritis https://t.co/DRR78wyqDz https://t.co/voIsmPHvAf
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Apr 26, 2021

Little Effect with Multimodal Treatment of CMC1 Osteoarthritis

Apr 26, 2021

A randomized clinical trial of patients with CMC1 osteoarthritis shows modest benefits when a combination of conservative treatments (education, splinting, hand exercises, 1% diclofenac sodium gel) was used compared to education alone. While there were small to medium benefits with regard to

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RheumNow Podcast – Coconspirators: RA and Lung Disease

Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews and discusses more than a dozen news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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304 pts w/ Knee OA studied by MRI and atorvastatin 40 mg qd was no better than placebo in reducing cartilage volume loss, BM lesions, pain, or function over 2 years https://t.co/MIdIFQ9qzs

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Apr 20, 2021
Study of 2,842 participants in Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that a Western diet is associated with an increased risk of knee OA (HR =1.69), while a more prudent diet reduced risk of knee OA (HR = 0.70). 30% risk is mediated by high BMI https://t.co/24Dbwy9eJ5

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Apr 15, 2021

NICE Guidelines on Chronic Pain Management

Apr 14, 2021

In the United Kingdom, where it is estimated that chronic pain affects one‑third to one‑half of the population, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has recently released an updated guideline on the management of chronic pain for people aged 16 years and over. This

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