Physician members of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), care team members of the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP), and patients living with rheumatic diseases convened on Capitol Hill this week for the annual Advocates for Arthritis conference and to supportRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush is joined by Dr. Michael Weinblatt as they discuss this weeks news and journal reports, including difficult RA, HLA typing and abatacept responses and new regulatory decisions.
UCB has issued a press update on its pending application for the approval of their
A machine learning approach was applied to two different population cohorts and was shown to be effective at the early identification of undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
It is estimated that PsA affects approximately 0.27% of the adult population, and 20% of those with withRead Article
This week, Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news with special guest, Dr. Janet Pope. They discuss "Not-non-Inferior", large scale genetic screening, Zoster risk w/ newer lupus drugs, tapering, RA referral problems and the TNR webinar session on "ORAL Surveillance Revisited".Read Article
Early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis (IA) is rooted in patient (self or MD) referrals. A recent analysis shows only a minority of rheumatology referrals had inflammatory arthritis, with only 21% were seen within the first 6 weeks of symptoms.
A total of 1023 were patientsRead Article
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published evidence that rheumatologic care can save more than $2700 per patient per year.Read Article
A real-world rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cohort study from Israel shows significant variability of drug survival using biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatics drugs (bDMARDs) and targeted synthetic DMARDs (tsDMARDs).
A total of 753 RA patients were drawn from in a large IsraeliRead Article
A recent Wall St. Journal essay (by AB Jena and C Worsham) suggests that a physician’s effectiveness has less to do with age than with how many patients they see and how well they stay up to date on research.
If admitted to the hospital would you rather your physician be in their 50sRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from RheumNow.com this past week.
Glucocorticoid Affects Weight, but not Blood Pressure in RA A pooled analysis of 5 RCTs shows that the effects of 2 years of low-dose glucocorticoid (GC) treatment in RA can significantly
In 2023, three marketed biosimilars (Actemra, Stelara, Humira) had their patents expire, opening opportunities for multiple new biosimilars; but with competition comes a word salad of new drug names, confusion and nonsensical discounts.
By July 2023, nine adalimumab biosimilars (ADA-bRead Article
Research from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance included surveys and data gathering from rheumatology patients. During the pandemic era there was rapid adoption of telemedicine by rheumatologists; and a recent study of patient perspectives shows that most found telemedicine to be atRead Article
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) said it has already joined with hundreds of organizations to submit 26 health policy comment letters to federal officials this year—surpassing the 24 letters the College submitted in 2022.Read Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com. This week highlights Veterans, Vegetarians and Antenatal Corticosteroids.Read Article
More often than not, conflict-of-interest disclosures in three major rheumatology journals didn't match records in the U.S. government's Open Payments database, researchers found.
About two-thirds of a random selection of recent papers in these journals included authors who hadRead Article
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has been named the top hospital for rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report. This is the 6th year in a row they have held this spot.
The top 5 remain the same as last year with the only difference being the # 2 slot going to the Hospital forRead Article
More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health symptoms, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.Read Article
The CDC estimates that nearly 220,000 children and adolescents had arthritis during 2017–2021. Prevalence (305 per 100,000) increased with age and is higher in 12–17 year olds; non-Hispanic Black or African Americans; those with anxiety or depression; physically inactive; overweight or aRead Article
A large cohort study shows that severe non-adherence to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) results in serious risks for SLE flares, damage, and mortality.
Research data was derived from the multinational SLICC Inception Cohort that assessed nonadherence by serum HCQ levels after at least 3Read Article
The transition from psoriasis to PsA – and the early diagnosis of PsA – is of considerable scientific and clinical interest. People typically have psoriatic skin disease for a decade or more before they begin to experience the joint involvement of PsA. Understanding more about the naturalRead Article
ChatGPT is a new, artificial intelligence chatbot that has dramatically changed the digital worlds of education, research, graphic design, statistics and more. While this AI driven platform has the untold potential in generating written content, there is considerable concern in assuring thatRead Article
GRAPPA has provided new, evidence based updates to the management of enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), affecting at least 30% of PsA patients and is associated with more severe disease, x-ray damage, and poorer outcomes.Read Article