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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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Interested in becoming a rheumatologist? It’s interview season! Dr. Kathryn Dao (@KDAO2011 ) shares tips for the interviewer AND the candidate. #RheumNow #RheumTwitter https://t.co/eWQs9CwqSm https://t.co/7FrkCWoAe8
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Sep 21, 2021
Addendum: COVID deaths increased w/ age, deprivation, male, Indian & Pakistanis. Highest risk w/ Down’s syndr (HR 12.7), renal transplant (8.1), sickle cell (7.7), Nursing home (4.1), chemotherapy (4.3), HIV/AIDS (3.3), liver cirrhosis (3), CNS dz (2.6) https://t.co/bbDsb1zLhX

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Sep 20, 2021
Breakthrough infections from UK QResarch database: Among 6.95 million vaccinated, 74.1% recv two vaccine doses, there were 2031 covid-19 deaths & 1929 hosp admissions; ~4.0% deaths & admissions were >14 days after 2nd dose https://t.co/bbDsb1zLhX

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Sep 20, 2021
"In medical school, they spend days teaching people to operate on lungs, and no time at all helping young doctors learn how to get their patients to stop smoking and get vaccinated." - Seth Godin https://t.co/YIk0O0kDTB

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Sep 20, 2021
In case you missed it… Breakthrough COVID infection. Breakthrough brilliance in a KOL A must read from Len Calabrese https://t.co/2Ljzau5nBG #RheumNow

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Sep 19, 2021
We've got a new podcast available for download! Dr Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports and takes cases and questions from rheumatologists. https://t.co/ErJJ5XL8NA #RheumTwitter #RheumNow #medtwitter https://t.co/tqyVNyNYa4
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Sep 18, 2021
Looking for Rx updates? We’ve got them for you. https://t.co/FOfqUvZ8nx

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Sep 17, 2021
ACR Responds to 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Read more: https://t.co/SVGhfhp6Fg #RheumNow #RheumTwitter #medtwitter https://t.co/g46wYCdary
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Sep 17, 2021
#ACR21 abstracts now online! NOTE: To coincide with virtual meeting early access, information that goes beyond that contained in the abstract is under embargo until Nov. 1 at 10 AM ET. Browse → https://t.co/o0fpZCHZLC https://t.co/SaNrNQPgau
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Sep 17, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Do More DMARDs Mean More Switching? (9.17.2021)

Sep 16, 2021

Smartphones and diet; COVID-19 and the numbers - reassuring or not, and what about masks?; and do more drugs mean more switching, less persistence, and patient adherence goes up...or down? All this and more news and journal reports in this week's episode.

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ACR Responds to 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

ACR
Sep 16, 2021

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) shared its perspective on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. 

 



Rheumatology leaders are encouraged by

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While following individuals and organizations relevant to you is important, so is following hashtags. Read more… https://t.co/pnRFNQA5BW https://t.co/O2Dpm2r0tx
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 16, 2021
Cytokine Storm Management available for download. https://t.co/dTAzMVa6SB https://t.co/i6yo351QRN
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Sep 15, 2021
ACR Comments on JAK Inhibitors and FDA Announcement https://t.co/zDYInRQjTl https://t.co/xu9A8I7Frs
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Sep 14, 2021

ACR Comments on JAK Inhibitors and FDA Announcement

ACR
Sep 13, 2021

Following is a statement from ACR President David Karp, MD, PhD, on JAK inhibitors and FDA drug safety communication.

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RheumNow Podcast – High Science and Future Treatments (9.10.2021)

Sep 10, 2021

This week: high science that affect future treatments; breakthrough infections in our patients, and what's up with that; and soon your radiologist is going to be replaced by AI. This and more in our review of the news and journal articles from the past week.

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FDA Review of Vaping Products Extended

Sep 09, 2021

The FDA has again extended its decision on whether the manufacturers of vaping products can market their e-cigarettes in the United States.



Previously, the manufacturers (Juul, Vuse and Blu) were given until September 2020 to submit data to the FDA on the use and safety of these

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Dr. Cush is joined by rheumatology colleagues to discuss impressions and impact of the 9/1/21 FDA Drug Safety Communication to physicians regarding new label changes. #RheumNow https://t.co/F37SCpJnsW https://t.co/uhdOjFo0yP
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Sep 08, 2021
ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part II #RheumNow https://t.co/NBNsmSxxcW https://t.co/n2f01vnugD
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 07, 2021
ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part I Who is the greatest rheumatologist? What makes for a great rheum? Is it clinical acumen, scientific achievement, educational prowess or years of unrivaled service or mentoring? #RheumNow https://t.co/aNKnYtlN4I https://t.co/FBNXuKnbiA
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Sep 07, 2021
Strept pneumoniae vaccinations are underutilized. A Univ of Pittsburgh project utilized EMR reminders to prompt vax w/ Prevnar/PCV13 & Pneumovax/PPSV23. PPSV23 vax increased 28% to 62% and either PPSV23, PCV13 incr 50% to 77% using EMR https://t.co/DO9WnyBHI1

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Sep 07, 2021

Diagnostic Delay in Half of Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

Sep 07, 2021

 A Mayo Clinic/ Olmsted County study of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients has shown that more than half (55%) of PsA patients had a diagnostic delay of > 2 years, and that this delay has not improved over time.



A retrospective, population-based cohort examined incident adult PsA

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ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part II

Sep 06, 2021

Wow! I hope you read part I of yesterday's “Greatest Rheumatologist” article.  So many big names and yet, other names and stories that were equally inspirational.



If you read the comments of the part I article you can clearly see several themes emerge.

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ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part I

Sep 06, 2021

Who is the greatest rheumatologist? What makes for a great rheum? Is it clinical acumen, scientific achievement, educational prowess or years of unrivaled service or mentoring? Rheumatologists are quite opinionated on this subject and very nostalgic about their mentors and leaders. When I’ve

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