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Are You Wasting Money on Supplements or Vitamins?

Jun 27, 2022

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its recommendations regarding the efficacy of supplements or multivitamins for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality in the general adult population.



The USPSTF concluded there is insufficient

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Simultaneous Versus Staged Knee Arthoplasty?

Jun 23, 2022

Aside from cost, there are significant concerns regarding efficacy and safety outcomes and recovery time. These issues are compounded with the need for bilateral TKR, wherein the patient and surgeon need to decide whether to have both TKRs done simultaneously or staged (single TKR one after

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From OP Internationa: The Clinician’s Guide to prevention & Rx of OP -concise recommendations regarding prevention, risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women & men >50 yrs of age https://t.co/z3ZJ3lIplG

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Jun 18, 2022
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Topical therapies take centre stage

Topical treatments have so often been the low level “sure you can try this” option. However there are exciting data that these approaches may become part of our main armamentarium. 

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Adami et al Real world fracture prevention with osteoporosis meds. 30% lower risk with bisphosphonate, 60% denosumab, 90% teriparatide. Bisphosphonates only showed effect after 1 year. Not sure I buy it, very different to RCTs. @RheumNow #EULAR2022 OP0239 https://t.co/6qaYAVw73Q https://t.co/bNwWmxxSeF
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Jun 03, 2022
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Methotrexate Monitoring (5.13.2022)

May 13, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Bad news for digitial ulcers in Systemic sclerosis, Readmissions in Lupus and Thrombocytopenia in APL patients.




  1. Risk factors for readmission among 132,400 #SLE hospitalizatiions included

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Wiki Guidelines Approach to Pyogenic Osteomyelitis

May 12, 2022

A crowd sourced, WikiGuidelines approach to clinical treatment guideline development for pyogenic osteomyelitis yielded 7 important clinical questions, 2 clear treatment recommendations and 5 topic reviews to inform future treatment or investigations.



Some clinical scenarios may be

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Arthritis Predicts Hepatic Fibrosis in Hemochromatosis

Apr 25, 2022

Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports the results of a retrospective, cross-sectional of patients with HFE hemochromatosis showing that advanced hepatic fibrosis is primarily seen in those with arthritis due to HFE hemochromatosis. 



A total of 112 patients with a liver biopsy confirmed

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What I learned... always get an ALP and phosphorus level in people with chronic bony pain. https://t.co/nE0xYwODmC

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Apr 09, 2022
OP is worse w/ Inflammation; would biologics reduce OP and Fx risk? Swedish study of 24,678 RA pts, 4265 on biologics - Over time, the OP Fx rates were 12.1 vs 13.0 per 1000PY with and without biologics (HR 0.97; 0.78-1.20); Thus no Fx benefit https://t.co/d2zGd0WWoa https://t.co/Z9HVMUQd5U
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Mar 04, 2022
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ACR Guidelines for the Treatment of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Mar 03, 2022

The ACR has updated its clinical guidelines for the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), with this update focusing on oligoarthritis, TMJ arthritis, and systemic JIA (with and without macrophage activation syndrome); only the latter, systemic JIA recommendations are reported

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Positive Results from the DOA (Duloxetine in OsteoArthritis) Study

Feb 21, 2022

A pragmatic, open-label trial of osteoarthritis (OA) patients demonstrated that adding duloxetine treatment seems to be beneficial for end-stage knee OA patients with neuropathic-like symptoms (at risk of central sensitization).



While duloxetine is approved for the treatment of

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ICYMI: Dr Artie Kavanaugh presents comparison of targeted therapies in different inflammatory disorders. #RWCS2022 @RWCSmtg https://t.co/P4SzIrWzYJ https://t.co/wnf3vnG4xc
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Feb 20, 2022
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Why Would Hand OA Be Less Severe in Black People?

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Feb 08, 2022

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand was less severe according to objective and pain-related markers in Black patients versus those of other racial/ethnic groups after adjustment for known risk factors, researchers found.



The finding was a major surprise and somewhat mysterious, insofar as

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Hip fractures in elderly occur at >250 000/YR in US w/ a 1-yr mortality rate, 12%-37%. During COVID-19, surgery volumes among older individuals were lower than 2 years previously starting spring 2020 until vaccine was widely available https://t.co/80YQq1gyhA

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Feb 08, 2022
The July 2021 RheumNow “Live Vote” surveyed US and non-US rheumatologists on their knowledge and practices when dealing with the bone disorder, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH).https://t.co/6ztalAZrII https://t.co/ONXaGJI15v
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Feb 07, 2022
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X-Linked Hypophophatemia - Survey Results

Feb 04, 2022

The July 2021 RheumNow “Live Vote” surveyed US and non-US rheumatologists on their knowledge and practices when dealing with the bone disorder, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). Although rare, XLH can be a diagnostic consideration in patients with recurrent fractures, rickets, osteomalacia and

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ICYMI: Annals of Internal Medicine describes a propensity matched comparison study of risedronate and alendronate, showing that, compared to alendronate, risedronate drug holidays were associated with a small increase in risk for hip fractures. https://t.co/6qnMUzqV3E https://t.co/iIrahEuB09
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Jan 23, 2022
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Fracture Risk with Osteoporosis Drug Holidays

Jan 17, 2022

While bisphosphonate drug holidays are recommended, there are few comparative studies. Annals of Internal Medicine describes a propensity matched comparison study of risedronate and alendronate, showing that, compared to alendronate, risedronate drug holidays were associated with a small

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Best of 2021: Jack of All Subspecialties

Dec 31, 2021

It's great to be a rheumatologist, but boy, it's getting harder and harder. You have to be a jack of all trades. You have to be good at cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, vaccination, inflammatory bowel disease - it just never ends. This and more, as Dr. Cush summarizes more than a dozen

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Best of 2021: Tofacitinib Safety Concerns

Dec 29, 2021

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

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Best of 2021: EULAR Guidelines on Intraarticular Therapy

Dec 20, 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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NYC Hosp for Special Surgery is the 1st to use a "smart" knee arthroplasty - TKR with a smart sensor capable of monitoring steps, speed, range of motion & other knee functions fed back to the orthopedist = called Persona IQ, FDA authorized https://t.co/QR49JC7oCz

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Dec 13, 2021
Geriatric Rheumatology:Improving care of aging patients Dr.Kathryn Dao ( @KDAO2011) moderates a panel w/ Drs.Una Makris, Katherine Wysham, Sebastian Sattui + Devyani Misra, as they discuss aspects of improving care of/outcomes for aging patients. #ACR21 https://t.co/lF3yUZBEkd https://t.co/hYufA8ptqj
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Nov 19, 2021
Osteoporosis in PsA: Dr. Rachel Tate ( @uptoTate) discusses Abstract #1325, presented at the #ACR21 annual meeting.https://t.co/xnRkPnHeTr https://t.co/nE3ehhCB4j
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Nov 18, 2021
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