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RheumNow Podcast – Mistakes with Steroids

Apr 08, 2021

Dr Jack Cush gives his spin on this week's RheumNews and Rheum Research from RheumNow.com.

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Overview of New VEXAS Syndrome

Apr 08, 2021

Medscape offers up an informative overview of the newly described syndrome called VEXAS discovered by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. These patients were previously misdiagnosed with Sweets syndrome, relapsing polychondritis, myelodysplastic syndrome, MGUS, or polyarteritis

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Implementing Smoking Cessation Programs

Apr 07, 2021

Rheumatologists are keen to the effects of smoking (increased arthritis risk, worse outcomes, blunted DMARD responses, added cardiopulmonary risks), but often do not have the resources or plan to encourage or implement smoking cessation from the rheumatology clinic. A new study details the

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Rheumatology Care Derailed by COVID-19

Apr 06, 2021

A survey study from the  ArthritisPower PPRN or CreakyJoints database shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic patient care was substantially affected in unforeseen ways.



Data from the ArthritisPower Patient-Powered Research Network and CreakyJoints patient community were gathered by

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Reactogenicity Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Apr 06, 2021

JAMA has published the real-world reporting of mRNA vaccine side effects (reactogenicity) gathered from CDC V-safe Surveillance system and shows that local and systemic reactions were often mild and transient and most commonly seen during the first day following their second dose.

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RheumNow Podcast – Upadacitinib Wins in PsA (4.2.2021)

Apr 02, 2021

Dr Jack Cush reviews the news and Journal reports and takes "Back Talk" questions from viewers.

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US Senate Introduces the Safe Step Act

ACR
Apr 01, 2021

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today commended leaders in the United States Senate for introducing the bipartisan Safe Step Act of 2021 (S. 464), new legislation that would place reasonable limits on insurer use of step therapy. This troubling practice requires patients to first

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From Dr. Petryna ( @DrPetryna ) on Pneumonia & RA #RNL2021 : -PNA most common hospital inf in RA and main cause of hosp mortality -seropositivity assoc w/increase risk of PNA -COPD+RA bad combo: increase PNA & mortality #RheumNow https://t.co/IgXfJTMrcn
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Mar 31, 2021

HLA B27 Iritis - RNL 2021 Highlights

Mar 31, 2021

The Spondyloarthritis Advances pod presented during the RheumNow Live 2021 conference featured three speakers, including an excellent lecture by Dr. Robert Wang, ophthalmology, on HLA B27 iritis and practical tips for rheumatologists. 



I interviewed Dr. Wang and below are his five

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Psoriatic Disease Management - RNL 2021 Highlights

Mar 29, 2021

This year’s coverage of psoriatic arthritis was once again, both exciting and informative. Topics included an overview of the latest therapeutic options, an excellent discussion on psoriasis specifically, and the epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis. 

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RheumNow Podcast – Infection in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (3.26.2021)

Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, FDA Denials and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.




  1. Analysis of CPRD registry and 15,670 MTX treated pts (46,571 PYs) showed discontinuation for abnormal or severely abnormal labs was 42/1000PY and 6/1,000PY and half that

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Thanks to everyone who attended RheumNow Live 2021 in person and virtually! WE hope you enjoyed and learned from it. #RNL2021

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Mar 22, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Great Associations (3.19.2021)

Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush rants on the journal reports, news and FDA actions featured this past week on RheumNow.com.

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RheumNow Live is just 5 days away..how will you be attending?

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Mar 15, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Listener Questions (3.12.2021)

Mar 12, 2021

Dr Jack Cush reviews the news, Journal reports, CDC guidelines and viewer questions from the last week on RheumNow.com

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Comparison of Three Coronavirus Vaccines

Mar 10, 2021

On Feb. 27, the Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid vaccine, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine to be commercially available.  We've compiled a comparison table and some key information relevant to your

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CDC: Interim Guidance for COVID Vaccinated People

Mar 09, 2021

Among 330 million Americans, roughly 32.1 million have been fully vaccinated and 61.1 million have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (as of March 8th).



The CDC has issued new guidelines for those who have taken the COVID Vaccine, acknowledging the potential benefits of

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We are just two weeks out from RheumNow Live. There's still time to register. Attend virtually or in-person. CME credits available. https://t.co/3zMtzt4t2H https://t.co/09Q5rRXsst
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Mar 08, 2021
Why it's safe to come to RheumNow Live. Lessons learned from restaurants and flying. https://t.co/R0eYO2GiPd https://t.co/E9vPjzUTgb
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Mar 07, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Pounds of Prevention (3.5.2021)

Mar 04, 2021

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

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RheumNow Live is a powerful, interactive meeting delivered by researchers, educators, & clinicians. The speaker list includes: Roy Fleischmann, Alan Matsumoto, Clay Cockerell, Eric Ruderman, Alexis Ogdie, Philip Robinson, Jeff Sparks, and more. https://t.co/vJlU0Z3Q3x https://t.co/fRbQbGRwoR
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Mar 01, 2021
QD Clinic: PFAPA Syndrome Recurrent Fevers, Stomatitis, Lymphadenopathy ? https://t.co/uMBk8e2wJO https://t.co/02ZMjRmOuU
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Mar 01, 2021
Listen to last weeks QD Clinics Podcasts (134-137 Feb 26) - RA or Not QD137 - RA or Not QD136 - Periorbital Mass QD135 - Periorbital Edema QD134 - PFAPA Syndrome https://t.co/pMXm6vFuBl

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Feb 28, 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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