Below are this week’s highlights from RheumNow, as discussed by Dr. Jack Cush. Thanks to all of you for your kind comments and great reviews of our weekly podcast. Please let us know how we can improve by emailing me or recording your suggestion using the "Ask Cush Anything" link on our websiteRead Article
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that general practitioners actively screen and identify anxiety and depression in all adult patients under 65 yrs.
The USPSTF was appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, and has been working on this guidelineRead Article
With nearly one-third of adults, adolescents and children having sleep difficulties, many resort to using melatonin. JAMA reports substantial increases in the use of over-the-counter (OTC) melatonin, in all age groups. But is it effective, safe and warranted?
The National HealthRead Article
We've got a lot to discuss this week: psoriasis; fatigue; sleep; sural nerve biopsies; uveitis and SpA; diet and RA; tofacitinib and the ORAL surveillance study; what not to take with mycophenolate - and more. In what order should these items be discussed? This week the run down is based onRead Article
People with gout appeared less likely to develop dementia than age- and sex-matched peers, a database study from Korea found.
The analysis of more than 5,000 gout patients and 25,000 controls in Korea's national healthcare system yielded adjusted hazard ratios of 0.79 for overall new-Read Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week and discusses the use of fibroscan in RA, steroid hip injections in OA and famous quotes from a famous cardiologist.
CorEvitas Registry study of173 Axial #PsA pts showed 6 mos of bDMARD/tsDMARD resulted
Throughout the month of April 2022, RheumNow is introducing a new approach to education and information sharing – a campaign devoted to a single disease. Our first campaign is entitled PsA All the Way: RheumNow will escalate awareness on this topic, its unmet needs, clarify advances and discussRead Article
Interesting reports this week about dementia, who gets hand OA and a great list of women Heroes and Pillars of Rheumatology. Tune in as Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from this past week in RheumNow.com.Read Article
There's good news and bad news in rheumatology fellowship matching for 2022. There's also new FDA approvals and indications, but a new serious safety warning has arisen from the CDC about the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the latest news, journal reports, regulatory
Appropriate assessment and management of comorbidities and multimorbidity in patients with RA is vital for overall health and well-being of the patient, as well as to encourage treatment adherence, and address social, psychological and quality of life factors.Read Article
Evidence suggests that RA patients are at increased risk for cognitive impairment. This is likely mediated by certain factors, including chronic inflammation and accelerated atherosclerosis. In the clinical setting, it is important to identify RA patients at increased risk for cognitiveRead Article