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, andRead Article
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.
2021 NHIS Survey data suggests the prevalence of immunosuppression in the USA is
Is temporal artery ultrasound equivalent or superior to the reference standard of temporal artery biopsy when diagnosing giant cell arteritis (GCA)?Read Article
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 –Read Article
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
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.Read Article
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. HeRead Article
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 morningRead Article
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)".
Many #RA pts remain on Steroids despite b/tsDMARD use! Study 228 #RA pts,
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.
Celebrities/famous folk who've had hip replacement: Steve Carrell
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 wasRead Article
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.Read Article
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 clinicallyRead Article