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What Worries You, Masters You (7.1.2022)

Jul 01, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews recent news, regulatory and guideline updates from the past week on RheumNow.com.  Studies on methotrexate use, COVID vaccination, Supplements and vitamins, and arthrocentesis despite anticoagulation are discussed.




  1. FDA approved Abbvies risakizumab-rzaa

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A reflex slide I put together for you. https://t.co/HMumN7WaJY
Oren Gottfried, MD @OGdukeneurosurg( View Tweet )
Jun 27, 2022
Renal Tubular Disorders #NephTwitter #MedEd #MedDoodles https://t.co/KiCuEaDGrR
Jun 27, 2022
Podcast on Podcasting A tutorial on podcasting - what works and what does not. https://t.co/QINseXd6Z2 https://t.co/OFuVacgcfq
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 25, 2022
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Podcast on Podcasting (6.24.22)

Jun 24, 2022

A tutorial on podcasting - what works and what does not, 7 keys to podcast success, who and what is it for, and more!

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COVID Test Antibody

COVID-19 Death is Dependent on Age and Type I IFN Autoantibodies

Jun 22, 2022

A study in PNAS of has shown that autoantibodies against type I interferons (IFNs) are strong predictors of death from COVID-19. This adds to the evidence that evidence preexisting autoantibodies neutralizing IFNs are strong determinants of life-threatening COVID-19 pneumonia.

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#EULAR2022 has concluded but you can find all our coverage here https://t.co/s62OVJPQ86 https://t.co/QAvPQYCABj
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 18, 2022
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Two Week Twitter (6.17.2022)

Jun 17, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush does a 2-week review of RheumNow Tweets on news and journal citations worth noting, along with some opinions on Telehealth, manpower, monkeypox and the price of drugs.




  1. Although Rheumatology currently ranks 2nd or 3rd in specialty use of telemedicine - the vast

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JAK Janus

JAK/STAT pathway in pyoderma gangrenosum: a new therapeutic highway?

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is rare, but often associated with different forms of arthritis, in particular rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases. 

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ACR Applauds FTC Decision to Investigate PBM's

ACR Press Release
Jun 13, 2022

The American College of Rheumatology applauds the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to investigate the business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which continue to increase PBM profit margins while placing the burden of skyrocketing drug costs on America’s most vulnerable

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Watch: #EULAR2022 - Day 4 Faculty Panel Recap Dr. David Liew and Dr. Jack Cush discuss day 4 of EULAR 2022. LB0001, LB0002, LB0004, and LB0006.https://t.co/HomsEG9CdX https://t.co/LdMa2FUe76
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 12, 2022
WATCH: #EULAR2022 - Day 3 Faculty Panel Recap Drs. Jack Cush, Janet Pope, Aurelie Najm and Yuz Yusof discuss highlights from Day 3 of EULAR 2022.https://t.co/6Xdu3acGXN@Janetbirdope @AurelieRheumo @Yuz6Yusof https://t.co/juFkMtF5hS
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 12, 2022
#EULAR2022 - Day 2 Faculty Recap Panel Dr. Jack Cush, Dr. Robert Chao and Dr. Richard Conway discuss interesting abstracts and seminars from day 2 at EULAR 2022. https://t.co/aTVKYhggGD @doctorRBC @RichardPAConway https://t.co/kn3PkaFGSy
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 12, 2022
Watch: EULAR 2022 - Day 1 Faculty Recap Pane Drs. Jack Cush, Eric Dein and Kathryn Dao discuss highlights from day 1 at #EULAR2022 - Guidelines, Lupus, and more.https://t.co/WSOCQ8K38p https://t.co/0u28QHtxoJ
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Jun 12, 2022
Getting Real on PMR Dr. David Liew talks polymyalgia rheumatica and how our understanding has evolved over the years. #EULAR2022 https://t.co/j4LJPZFqzY https://t.co/ABAbm3axSG
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 11, 2022
monkeypox,lesions

MMWR: Monkeypox Outbreak in Nine States

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Jun 10, 2022

CDC is tracking multiple reported U.S. monkeypox cases, and monitoring cases in persons in countries without endemic monkeypox and with no known travel links to an endemic area; current epidemiology suggests person-to-person community spread.



Monkeypox, a rare disease caused by

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EULAR 2022 Top 10 Abstracts (6.10.2022)

Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the top abstracts from EULAR 2022  As chosen by me with the  aid of the RheumNow EULAR faculty. “Top” is relative and subjective, but my criteria for inclusion are based on impact, water cooler talk potential, innovation and social media buzz.  Speaking of social media

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The Safety of Rituximab and JAK Inhibitors with post-COVID Vaccination

At the onset of the pandemic, data from the Global Rheumatology Alliance reported increased risk of poor severe COVID outcomes including deaths in patients who were treated with rituximab and baricitinib. With the vaccination program undertaken globally, has this risk been attenuated?

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AVOID THE WEEKEND! Study of high-impact rheumatology journals (Rheumatology, J Rheum, & Seminars A&R) shows higher risk of "desk rejections" by editor (avoiding peer review) for manuscripts submitted Saturday (OR 1.23) or Sunday (OR 1.13) https://t.co/8LAymRZBth https://t.co/g5koHHZZaX
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Jun 07, 2022
Watch: Let’s Talk about Sex and Autoimmune Disease Dr. Eric Dein discusses abstract OP0139 presented at #EULAR2022. https://t.co/fNcIbykFqL https://t.co/6UaH5DIc51
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Jun 07, 2022
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. #EULAR2022 https://t.co/V9plk1vAEd https://t.co/fyNWWtconi
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Jun 06, 2022
Malar,rash,SLE, Lupus

Emerging Therapeutics for Lupus

Jun 06, 2022

Impressive data on novel treatment for SLE were presented at the EULAR22 Congress. A disease that is difficult to study due to its pleomorphic presentation, unpredictable disease course, and high mortality rates, SLE is considered the dragon of all autoimmune diseases. Here are highlights of

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🆒 Couldn't attend my #EULAR2022 talk about the role of #twitter in #Rheumatology? Check the 2 slides below summarizing the role of #socialmedia for the dissemination of medical information. #TwitterRheum ⬇️ BEFORE vs AFTER Twitter ⬇️ https://t.co/ZzVdoWYEMr
Laurent ARNAUD @Lupusreference( View Tweet )
Jun 05, 2022
Watch: #EULAR2022 - Day 4 Faculty Panel Recap Dr. David Liew and Dr. Jack Cush discuss day 4 of EULAR 2022. LB0001, LB0002, LB0004, and LB0006.https://t.co/B7AYkTnAe0 https://t.co/NF3f6AFv6K
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 05, 2022
#EULAR2022 – Day 4 Report Check out our my favorite late-breakers from Day 4.https://t.co/R0hPetOos4 https://t.co/T57XRIKZs5
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 05, 2022
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