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Actemra FDA Approved for Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease

Mar 05, 2021

Genentech announced yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration approved tocilizumab (Actemra) for the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis-associated Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD), specifically indicated for the slowing the rate of decline in pulmonary function in adults SSc-ILD

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News Feature: Higher Lupus Mortality Among Minority Populations https://t.co/l4xUz9se02 https://t.co/UsGRc2twWU
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Feb 27, 2021
We are three weeks out from RheumNow Live. Are you planning on attending? https://t.co/vJlU0Z3Q3x

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Feb 26, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Sweet Lies or Hard Truths? (2.26.2021)

Feb 26, 2021

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

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Single center, 40 yr experience shows lupus psychosis to be rare. Among 709 SLE pts, 18 (2.5%) developed lupus psychosis. 2/3 remitted w/ antipsychotics & immunosuppressives Psychosis more likely w/ RNP and less likely w/ cardiolipin Abs. https://t.co/XcRbxXz4zq

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Feb 25, 2021

Higher Lupus Mortality Among Minority Populations

Feb 23, 2021

The February 19th MMWR reports that higher mortality rates in certain patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); data based on recent San Francisco County statistics showing a four fold higher mortality among Asian and Hispanic/Latina females with SLE.

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QD Clinics- The Sawtooth Steroid Taper Sawtooth Steroid Taper Surgery Rules for DMARDs & Biologics RA & DVT Traveling to Medical Meetings during COVID Hemoptysis and SLE When to do Genetic Testing in Febrile Patients https://t.co/dZLqGUyizG https://t.co/PYsH7K6ByB
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Feb 23, 2021
Single center study of 43 pregnant SLE pts (57 pregnancies) - 96.5% intended to breast feed & 72% did (same as gen population). But SLE women had more early discontinuations @ 3 mos (assoc w/ smoking, BMI, joint Dz) HCQ assoc w/ longer breastfeeding https://t.co/VVVTVUeOT5

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Feb 22, 2021
QD Clinic - Hemoptysis and SLE Key Features of Alveolar Hemorrhage in lupus https://t.co/qNZYDYmn70 https://t.co/sitc7Tlf5V
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Feb 20, 2021
Alveolar Hemorrhage and Mortality in Lupus Metanalysis of patients with DA), show this to be a rare and life-threatening complication of SLE, that is more apt to affect older, severe lupus patients with active infection. https://t.co/EILQZTYYjk https://t.co/kDAFuYIJuH
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Feb 19, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Systemic Sclerosis Pearls (2.19.2021)

Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews nearly a dozen news and journal reports from the past 2 weeks on RheumNow.com, including the ACR's new COVID-19 vaccine guidance for patients with rheumatic disease.

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High Risk Cancer Profiling with Inflammatory Myositis

Feb 18, 2021

A recent metanalysis of studies suggest you may be able to use certain clinical factors to stratify cancer risk in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs).

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Alveolar Hemorrhage and Mortality in Lupus

Feb 17, 2021

Metanalysis of patients with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH), show this to be a rare and life-threatening complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), that is more apt to affect older, severe lupus patients with active infection.

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RWCS Highlights - Day 4 from Dr. Rachel Tate ( @uptotate) -Novel Therapies Year in Review (RA, SLE, OA) -Novel concepts in Pediatric Rheumatology -TeleRheumatology Update: Post-COVID, Pre-?? https://t.co/JoTV25suxD https://t.co/Id19zgRT37
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Feb 17, 2021
Video---Proposal of Novel Multimodal Outcome Instrument for Assessing SLE Activity--RWCS 2021 Poster Session by Dr. Barbara Jacobs, UC-San Diego https://t.co/3H4iNssyrZ

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Feb 15, 2021
Potential, Phase 2, novel therapies in SLE: OBIN (anti-CD20 mAb), BIIB059 (BDCA2 binder), & IBD (modulator of the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex) showed efficacy. EVO (oral BTKi) failed to show efficacy. Drs. Fleischmann and @alvinwellsmd #RWCS2021 #RWCS @RheumNow @RWCSmtg https://t.co/i04nx71GSx
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Feb 13, 2021
Dr. Fleischmann describes research SLE metrics at #RWCS2021 #RWCS @RheumNow @RWCSmtg https://t.co/WaaMv9ybRk
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Feb 13, 2021
Proposal of Novel Multimodal Outcome Instrument for Assessing SLE Activity RWCS 2021 Poster Session by Dr. Barbara Jacobs, UC-San Diego https://t.co/3H4iNssyrZ

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Feb 12, 2021

ACR Promotes New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance for Rheumatic Patients

Feb 10, 2021

The American College of Rheumatology has published a draft guidance on the use of COVID-19 vaccination in rheumatic disease and musculoskeletal disease patients, based on the efforts of the North American Task force. The document provides guidance to rheumatology providers on the use of the

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Danish Cohort study of 5310 cutaneous LE or SLE pts between 1995-2014 (7-8 yrs F/U and 40.724 PYs) shows an overall increased cancer risk for CLE (SIR 1.35)and SLE (1.45), esp a 3-4 fold increased risk for NHL, hematological, pancreatic and lung cancers https://t.co/0FialHXVvb

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Feb 09, 2021

Comorbidity and Drugs Drive COVID-19 Severity and Survival in Rheumatic Disease

Feb 09, 2021

While comorbidities are associated with severe COVID-19 infection, it appears they also influence severity and survival in rheumatic disease (RMD), according to a a French cohort study,



Analysis of a French RMD cohort with SARS-CoV-2 infection analyzed the effect of inflammatory

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Text mining of #EHRs can be used to accurately identify and characterize patients with #SLE #Lupus #Rheumatology #RheumTwitter https://t.co/JayhTRRPz9

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Feb 09, 2021
RheumNow Podcast is up! Tofacitinib Safety Concerns - covering vagal nerve stimulation, IL-23 in PsA, Diet & RA, NSAIDs & COVID, Plaquenil side effects and more. Watch it here>> https://t.co/7RDZ0avZLC ListeniTunes>>https://t.co/FHJv01AAbC or SoundCloud>>https://t.co/yJWJNa6CRL

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Feb 08, 2021
Don’t Hold the Benlysta, Take the Vaccine The RheumNow podcast is available on Soundcloud, https://t.co/fxtCOkxTER, and Apple/Android car play. https://t.co/34XMLMZGMH

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Feb 03, 2021
Download available--Maintaining a Healthy Immune System https://t.co/wiWzZldnik https://t.co/ZL3r3dHPC2
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Feb 01, 2021
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