Skip to main content

Gout

RheumNow Podcast – Back Talk: Questions from Listeners (10.23.20)

Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal reports, survey results and "Back Talk" questions from Rheums.

Read Article
Swedish population studied CV risk, studied gout. Among 22,057, 910 (4.1%) developed incident gout by 27.5 yrs w/ 5 Clusters: C1 no/few comorb; C2 had CKD; C3 CV dz; C4 obesity, dyslipidemia; C5 DM, HTN, diuretics.

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Oct 20, 2020
QD Clinics - Vignette Lessons from Rheum Clinic. Week 2: choosing IL-1 inhibitors, burnt out RA or not RA, trigger fingers, peripheral SpA, Gout or not?

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Oct 19, 2020

RheumNow Podcast – Bad Disease & Bad Outcomes (10.9.20)

Oct 08, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush Reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.

Read Article
Classic bony erosion of gout is a punched-out, lytic lesion w/ a sclerotic margin & overhanging edge -- called a G sign, rat-bite erosion or the Martel sign, named after famed U MI radiologist Dr.

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Oct 06, 2020
Nice overview of what our colleagues are upto at the gout education society - Drs. Jas Singh, Hyun Choi and Tuhina Neogi!! https://t.co/9v2m0EcvhT https://t.co/3iYv0WlcL9

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Sep 25, 2020

RheumNow Podcast – Lupus Delights (9.18.20)

Sep 18, 2020

Dr Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com:

Read Article

Methotrexate-Pegloticase Combination in Refractory Gout - MIRROR Study

Sep 17, 2020

The MIRROR study, an open-label pilot trial in refractory, uncontrolled gout patients, showed that pegloticase given in combination with methotrexate was safe and effective and maintained responses for 6 months after initiation. 

Read Article
4033 Dual-energy CT lesions from 27 pts (23 gout; 4 nonGout) shows definite MSU deposits in MTP1 & patella tendons (high density/volume, low DECT ratio) & non-gout lesions seen in larger jts (knee, midtarsal, talocrural) & tendons (Achilles, quadriceps)

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Sep 14, 2020

RheumNow Podcast – Rheum Lives Matter (8.28.20)

Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week. Of mice and men in cartilage, the efficacy of JAK inhibitors in patients who are having skin problems, nrAxSpa has its own diagnostic code, metformin, talking about Back Talk, plus so much more.

Read Article

Durability of Total Shoulder Arthoplasty

Aug 27, 2020

A systematic review of the outcomes of total shoulder replacements (TSR), humeral hemiarthroplasties, and reverse total shoulder replacements finds that approximately 90% of shoulder replacements last for longer than 10 years with good patient-reported outcomes.



This metanalysis

Read Article
Flexible polymers (PET) can be used for point-of-care diagnostics & analytics. A uric acid biosensor made to detect SUA in saliva, using PET, coated w/ uricase to detect UA; shows sensitivity, low detection limit, & wide linear range. Is this the future?

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Aug 27, 2020
Telemedicine: What's Changed and What Needs to be Addressed? An update on legislative changes, uncertainties, and the care gap post COVID https://t.co/HRAsEP7IL6 https://t.co/X6PL0W4tI7
Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)
Aug 23, 2020
RheumNow Podcast - Why we Love Rheumatology Fellows (8.7.20) Watch it here>> https://t.co/ftrycqoWRR or Listen to the podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud>> https://t.co/gi5hO0HaIl

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Aug 09, 2020
Full read clinical practice guideline on obesity management from the Canadian Medical Assn Journal. https://t.co/YdbjtnBcST

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Aug 05, 2020
Virtual Video Joint Exam Pearl #5: Its easier to see gouty Tophi and rheumatoid nodules than nail changes of PsA or subtle rashes. For Rashes and oral lesions its BEST to have the patient take multiple pix with the cell phone and send them in by EMR or Email.

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Aug 04, 2020

Uric Acid Targeting in Gout Management

Jul 31, 2020

A study from 2 gout clinics implementing different treatment strategies has shown that a treatment strategy that aims to strictly achieve low uric acid (UA) results in a higher a rate of targetd serum UA lowering and less gout flares.



Two gout clinics with 212 newly diagnosed gout

Read Article

RheumNow Podcast - Top 13 Rheumatology Centers (7-31-20)

Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and TOP 13 list of Best Rheumatology Hospitals.

Read Article

Colchicine Benefits COVID-19 Patients

Jul 30, 2020

A proof-of-concept study published in Annals of Rheumatic Disease suggests that colchicine significantly improves COVID-19 outcomes.

Efficacy and safety must be determined in controlled clinical trials.he outbreak of COVID-19 posed the issue of urgently identifying treatment strategies.

Read Article

Methotrexate Improves Pegloticase Efficacy and Tolerability

Jul 29, 2020

The efficacy of intravenous pegloticase (PEG) therapy in gout can be limited by its toxicity, but when coadministered with weekly methotrexate, higher response rates and less toxicity was observed.



In published gout clinical trials, the PEG responder rate was 42%. Strategies to limit 

Read Article
Rising evidence of the link between hyperuricemia & hypertension, yet not enough that lowering uric acid (SUA) lowers HTN & its consequences.

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Jul 29, 2020

The Burden of Gout

Jul 28, 2020

Danve and Neogi have an editorial in the current Arthritis & Rheumatology about the burden of gout that affects 41 million adults worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (GBD 2017) also published in the same issue.

This makes gout twice as prevalent as rheumatoid

Read Article

Low Risk of COVID in Biologic Treated Rheum Patients

Jul 23, 2020

In an Annals of Rheumatic Disease report, Italian investigators performed consecutive testing for SARS-CoV-2 (IgM and IgG) between 25 March to 25 May 2020 and compared test results between rheumatic disease (RMD) patients and the general population. 



Their study included 295

Read Article
RheumNow Podcast is Up! Listen to Fauci! Watch it here>> https://t.co/dHq3fP85Ip or Listen to the Podcast>> https://t.co/LdHO7fKUCp

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

Jul 17, 2020

RheumNow Podcast – LTF – Listen to Fauci (7.17.20)

Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, tweets and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow. Let's dig into this week's 14 highlights.

Read Article
×