You’ve scheduled an appointment with your medical provider - how do you make the most of it? We've gathered these tips and suggestions to share with patients.Read Article
The British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) has published evidence-based guidelines for idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) affecting juvenile and adult-onset disease. This rare condition has an estimated prevalence of 5-15 per 100,000 persons.Read Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal Reports from the past week on RheumNow.com - including fellowship COVID-19 concerns, the limits of T2T in gout and the real odds of RA remission with your first biologic.
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The incidence and mortality of cancer among autoimmune diseases (AID) was studied in a large Chinese cohort, demonstrating that while onset time and risks vary, there is an increased risk of malignancy in AID.
The cohort included 8,120 AID patients from a national tertiary referralRead Article
Rheumatologists looking for clues to whether their patients with certain inflammatory myopathies will improve on immunosuppressive drugs may find them in a new study appearing in Arthritis Care & Research.
Presence of dermatomyositis-specific autoantibodies, shorter time betweenRead Article
The European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) has developed recommendations for cardiovascular risk (CVR) management in rheumatic disease patients based on literature review and expert consensus.
These recommendations are applicable to patients with gout, vasculitis, systemicRead 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
While the American College of Rheumatology recommends holding mycophenolate (MMF) in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases patients (RMD) receiving COVID-19 vaccines, there is limited data on such an approach. A recent cohort study of RMD patients showed that holding MMF yielded higher antibodyRead Article
The journal Cells has published a review of new rheumatic disorders following COVID-19 infection. Rheumatologists have infrequently noted such events and wondered what is the true incidence or range of possible manifestations.
Infection can be an infrequent trigger to immuneRead Article
It's great to be a rheumatologist, but boy, it's getting harder and harder. You have to be a jack of all trades. You have to be good at cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, vaccination, inflammatory bowel disease - it just never ends. This and more, as Dr. Cush summarizes more than a dozenRead Article