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Behçet’s Syndrome

Feb 26, 2024

A comprehensive overview of Behcet's syndrome appeared in last week's NEJM, reviewing the numerous advances in the immunogenetics, syndrome recognition, and targeted therapeutic approaches. Despite certain advances, there remains a need for better clinical trials, better diagnostic tools, and

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Eating for RA The majority of practicing rheums at RheumNow Live were unaware of the new ACR guidelines issued in 2022 regarding dietary and lifestyle recommendations for patients with RA. Dr. Monica Guma reviewed these guidelines during her lecture. https://t.co/9herN2musx https://t.co/P1xJn2lDrg
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Feb 26, 2024
Vasculitis Pearls Once again RheumNow Live 2024 really delivered with high impact learning packed into short sessions. As someone with an interest in vasculitis it was fantastic to see four of my favorite speakers in the Vasculitis Mavens and STEP talks https://t.co/Oee5nRhTAx https://t.co/sJGwCzLUQq
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Feb 25, 2024

Immunosuppression Increasing (2.23.2024)

Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past 2 weeks on RheumNow.com; but begins with a discussion of what constitutes "immunosuppression" and how it applies to our patients.




  1. 2021 NHIS Survey data suggests the prevalence of immunosuppression in the USA is

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Cochrane Review: How Good is Ultrasound Diagnosing GCA?

Feb 19, 2024

Is temporal artery ultrasound equivalent or superior to the reference standard of temporal artery biopsy when diagnosing giant cell arteritis (GCA)?

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Vasculitis Pearls

Once again RheumNow Live 2024 really delivered with high impact learning packed into short sessions. As someone with an interest in vasculitis it was fantastic to see four of my favorite speakers in the Vasculitis Mavens and STEP talks. They gave us what we really want from these talks –

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Gut microbiota in SpA. Interesting data from @RWCSmtg @JointMD regarding the gut microbiome, both shared and distinct, in SpA, non-infectious AAU and Crohn's. #RWCS24 @RheumNow https://t.co/tHGl01WJ1o
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Feb 16, 2024
Combo IL-23 and TNFi synergistic benefit in UC in the proof-of-concept VEGA trial. More data to come! #RWCS24 @RWCSmtg @RheumNow https://t.co/FgLTR2PBYJ
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Feb 16, 2024
Adult vs Juvenile DM by @susanshenoi at #RWCS24 @RWCSmtg @RheumNow Adults tend to have myalgia, arthralgia, raynauds vs kids with skin ulcerations and vasculopathy https://t.co/1DW2kJsLfa
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Feb 16, 2024
Dr. @susanshenoi reviews IIM in juveniles vs adults. Some highlights: *IBM only in adults *PM more common in adults See picture for additional pearls #RWCS24 @RWCSmtg @RheumNow https://t.co/onUEwkKXBN
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Feb 16, 2024

Curbside Consults (2.16.2024)

Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Jack Cush answers audience clinical case questions sent by email or "ask Cush anything". Cases and questions from:



  • Dr. William Hong - RA management in the setting of active TB or latent TB (LTBI)

  • Dr. Vrishali Dalvi - relapsing polychondritis monitoring

  • Dr
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Sweets syndrome and manifestations #rwcs24 https://t.co/8Hev4Cmu8z
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Feb 14, 2024

Could Weight-Loss Drug Improve Hip Replacement Outcomes?

MedPage Today
Feb 14, 2024

The antidiabetic and weight-loss drug semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus) either does or does not help patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) avoid complications and other poor outcomes, according to two retrospective studies presented here.

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What are the Early Stages of Lupus?

Feb 14, 2024

Incomplete lupus? Undifferentiated connective tissue disease? Pre-clinical autoimmune disease? During the lupus pod at RheumNow Live 2024, Dr. David Karp discussed the spectrum of autoimmune disease and the confusing terminology that is used with the complex world of early autoimmune disease. He

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Co-management of Psoriatic Disease

It is a common clinical scenario to see someone with both severe psoriatic arthritis and skin psoriasis. In an ideal world this would involve a combined clinic with our local friendly dermatologist. For many of us, however, this is not practical for many reasons. The excellent Saturday morning

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VITAL Info on Autoimmune Disease (2.9.2024)

Feb 09, 2024

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Highlights are summarized by three songs: "Stairway to Heaven", "You're No Good", and "How Long (has this been going on)".




  1. Many #RA pts remain on Steroids despite b/tsDMARD use! Study 228 #RA pts,

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Leaving Academia (2.2.24)

Feb 01, 2024

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. This week we discuss hipsters undergoing hip replacement, pregnancy outcomes in RA and the future of academic clinicians.




  1. Celebrities/famous folk who've had hip replacement: Steve Carrell

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One-Third of Physicians Intend to Leave Academia

Jan 31, 2024

A cross-sectional survey of academic physicians shows that approximately one-third intend to leave their institutions in the next two years. Burnout, lack of professional fulfillment, and other personal and organizational factors were associated with intention to leave.



A survey was

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Aging Brain Increases Pain in Older Women

EurekAlert!
Jan 31, 2024

A new study has found that the brain system enabling us to inhibit our own pain changes with age, and that gender-based differences in those changes may lead females to be more sensitive to moderate pain than males as older adults.

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Half of Subclinical Synovitis Patients May Remit

Jan 30, 2024

Ultrasound subclinical synovitis is found in a third of individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients; in half of these, subclinical synovitis resolves with a favorable outcome.



This was a single-centre, prospective, UK cohort study of CCP-positive adults with clinically

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Dead Words Eulogy This is a bonus lecture provided to RheumNow Live 2024 registrants, and being shared with our RheumNow audience. Today is the last day to register to attend virtually (or in person); go to https://t.co/fc9DGbVDJ5 for more information. https://t.co/d4IbIbAIX8 https://t.co/egNtTNincb
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jan 30, 2024
A picture paints a thousand words. One of the reasons why statistical significance is not the be all and end all. I would say severe DAH is the most likely scenario I would use PLEX, more so than severe renal disease. @EBRheum @RheumNow #RNL2024 https://t.co/GHg6t4OHxf
Richard Conway @RichardPAConway( View Tweet )
Jan 28, 2024
Goodbye AS. Eric Ruderman #RNL2024 @RheumNow https://t.co/FThKwuP3M6
Nouf Al hemmadi @NoufAhmedAlham2( View Tweet )
Jan 28, 2024
Thank you to all of the excellent #RNL2024 speakers! @Bweber04, Dr. Monica Guma, Dr. Hani Gabalawy, Dr. Connie Weyand, Dr. Lisa Stamp, @AlexisOgdie, @_AprilArmstrong, @lihi_eder, @JointMD, Dr. Kevin Winthrop, Dr. Bruce Strober, @BharatKumarMD, Dr. David Karp, @Kahlenberglab,… https://t.co/f6gzCwe7Xb https://t.co/2SY9mPqdkO
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Jan 28, 2024
Very insightful talk on Vasculitis and pregnancy by Catherine Sims. Pregnancy compatible medications. Remission state. Checking antibodies ; risk of transmission, pregnancy and fetal morbidity. #RNL2024 @RheumNow https://t.co/81NAN1ulO5
Nouf Al hemmadi @NoufAhmedAlham2( View Tweet )
Jan 28, 2024