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RheumNow Podcast – Rheumatologist Smoke-Enders (10.22.2021)

Oct 22, 2021

Today I have a few questions: Is tramadol really a weak narcotic? Should we really still be doing placebo-controlled trials? What are we going to do about our patients who are smokers? This and more, in this week's review of the news and journal articles.

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RheumNow Podcast – Jack of All Subspecialties (10.1.2021)

Oct 01, 2021

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




  1. A population based Swedish study of birth records shows that antibiotic exposure in first three years of life to be associated with a future risk of JIA, although infections during fetal

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Pooled analysis of the DISCOVER-1 and DISCOVER-2 trials have shown that guselkumab, an IL-23 inhibitor, was effective and safe in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients with axial involvement and imaging-confirmed sacroiliitis. #RheumNow https://t.co/yLCxyC1oLr https://t.co/Uloqx2phlh
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Sep 24, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – I Wanna New Drug.V2 (9.24.2021)

Sep 23, 2021

Almost three years ago to the day, I did a podcast entitled, "I wanna new drug." As I go over this week's podcast, I want to say it again. I want a new drug safe enough to use during pregnancy, for PMR, for GVHD, and more. I'm going to cover these, and other topics including lupus, COVID

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Predictors of Inflammatory Arthritis

Aug 31, 2021

Data from 4 parallel case-control studies within The Health Improvement Network looked at risk factors for developing psoriatic arthritis (PsA), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) showed both shared and differentiating risk factors, but statin use was

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RheumNow Podcast – Booster Shots for COVID (8.13.2021)

Aug 13, 2021

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




  1. In a head to head trial Upadacitinib was superior to Dupilumab in Adults With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis. 24wk DBRCT, 924 pts given either UPA 30/d vsDUP 300 EOW. ESI75 response@

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ICYMI: New GRAPPA 2021 PsO and PsA Treatment Recommendations

Jul 07, 2021

The evidence-based recommendations from the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis were presented at #EULAR2021. The goal (as per 2009 recommendations) was “To develop recommendations, based upon the best scientific evidence, for the optimal treatment of patients

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Psoriatic arthritis mortality & morbidities

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic condition with manifold clinical presentations. Health issues may be far beyond the classical associated conditions like uveitis, enthesitis etc. The current study of Tillett et al (OP0231) assessed comorbidities and patient characteristics comparing

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RheumNow Podcast - Best of EULAR 2021

Jun 11, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews and highlights his favorite abstracts and presentations from last week's virtual EULAR 2021 meeting.

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New GRAPPA 2021 PsO and PsA Treatment Recommendations by Dr. Rachel Tate ( @uptotate) The evidence-based recommendations from the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis were presented at #EULAR2021. Read more... https://t.co/AnHQGA8aKs https://t.co/4c18j4h54T
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Jun 08, 2021
Video: Personalization of PsA Treatment: Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC) Dr. Robert Chao reviews a talk given by Dr. Laura Coates entitled, "Towards personalized treatment strategies for psoriatic arthritis", presented #EULAR2021. https://t.co/LeocvUyZ7N https://t.co/g6ApPL0Pui
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Jun 08, 2021

How do we personalize psoriatic arthritis treatment?

Jun 07, 2021

It seems like every conference we are presented with data on the newest biologic for treatment of psoriatic arthritis, but the question is, do we need it?



Oral presentation (6937) discussed that issue and addressed our need for a more personalized approach to the treatment of PsA. 

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#EULAR2021 IL-23 & IL-12/23 coverage in one spot on RheumNow. https://t.co/sut3zubcow https://t.co/f7XDuRyLB9
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Jun 07, 2021
No clear winner here. The majority would use #IL23 inhibitors as either 2nd or 3rd line bDMARDs and for #psoriaticarthritis with severe #psoriasis. Thank you for participating in the polls #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/b8wzaRVTqw

Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof @Yuz6Yusof( View Tweet )

Jun 06, 2021
EULAR 2021 - Day 2 Podcasts Check out this compilation of our EULAR 2021 Day 2 broadcasts below. You can also follow the EULAR 2021 RheumNow podcasts on iTunes and Soundcloud. https://t.co/GskToSkfLk https://t.co/nF2FkHgBtu
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Jun 05, 2021
Poster #POS1031 pooled VOYAGE 1&2 and DISCOVER 1&2, GI-related SAE rates low. No uveitis, opportunistic infections, or new onset/exacerbation of IBD in GUS-treated pts. No new safety concerns were identified through 1-year follow up. #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/7NxeOu6FLW

Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )

Jun 05, 2021
COSMOS study: Guselkumab RCT in PsA pts TNFi-resistants (1 or 2) 44.4% of GUS vs 19.8% of PBO pts achieved ACR20 at w24 (p<0.001) and GUS > PBO for most secondary endpoints. Tolerance: 18% vs. 20% infections/SI. #OP0230 @Rheumnow #EULAR2021 @DrLauraCoates https://t.co/fFle2OR8KM
Aurelie Najm @AurelieRheumo( View Tweet )
Jun 04, 2021
2021 GRAPPA STRONG recs (cont'd): *⃣Crohn's Dz & UC: TNFi (not ETN), IL12/23i 🚫strong rec against IL17i 2021 GRAPPA CONDITIONAL recs for: *⃣ Uveitis: TNFi (not ETN), CyA *⃣ Crohn's Dz & UC: IL23i, JAKi, MTX OP0229 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/AWyKqSapWG
Meral K. El Ramahi, MD @MeralElRamahiMD( View Tweet )
Jun 04, 2021

2021 GRAPPA STRONG recs: *⃣Axial PsA/arthritis, biologic-naive or IR: TNFi, IL17i, JAKi *⃣Peripheral arthritis biologic-IR: above + IL23i *⃣Peripheral arthritis DMARD-IR: above + IL12/23i *⃣Peripheral arthritis DMARD-naive: above + PDE4i + csDMARD OP0229 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/Z2Nv073yoU

Meral K. El Ramahi, MD @MeralElRamahiMD( View Tweet )
Jun 04, 2021
Risankizumab (IL-23i) phase III trial for PsA inadequate response to biologic ⭐️ACR20, 50,70 response ⭐️significant resolution of enthesitis/dactylitis Abs#OP0228 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow

Robert B Chao, MD @doctorRBC( View Tweet )

Jun 04, 2021

EULAR 2021 - Day 2 Podcasts

Jun 04, 2021

Check out this compilation of our EULAR 2021 Day 2 broadcasts below.



You can also follow the EULAR 2021 RheumNow podcasts on iTunes and Soundcloud.com



Listen by Clicking below:



1. EULAR2021 - Day2a



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The COSMOS study results showed that GUS 100 mg Q8W showed ⬆️ ACR20 vs PBO at W24 in TNFi IR PsA pts who had tried 1-2 prior TNFi. What MOA do you choose after 1st TNFi IR in your PsA pts? Abstract #OP0230 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/Jb7GqkHtYz

Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )

Jun 04, 2021

New GRAPPA 2021 PsO and PsA Treatment Recommendations

Jun 04, 2021

The evidence-based recommendations from the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis were presented at #EULAR2021. The goal (as per 2009 recommendations) was “To develop recommendations, based upon the best scientific evidence, for the optimal treatment of

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DISCOVER 1&2: whole blood transcriptome in PsA: dysregulation of immune cell profiles vs. Ctrl Guselkumab modulates genes expr towards normalization of immune cell composition. Would be interesting to look at STissue signatures too 🧐 @StefanSiebert1 #POS0195 @Rheumnow #EULAR2021 https://t.co/7WChCP3U6W
Aurelie Najm @AurelieRheumo( View Tweet )
Jun 04, 2021
Novel target (IL23-i; Guselkumab) in treating TNF-IR #psoriaticarthritis. Dr Coates presented results from Phase III COSMOS. 44.4% of GUS-treated vs 19.8% Placebo-tx achieved ACR20 response at Wk24 (p<0.001). Well tolerated and No major safety #EULAR2021 #OP0230 @RheumNow https://t.co/EuGaacSuxF
Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof @Yuz6Yusof( View Tweet )
Jun 04, 2021
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