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Bariatric surgery result in less pain med use. UK THIN database study of 588,494 pts: the 694 w/vbariatric surgery had a 23% increased odds of no analgesic use for ≥12 mos (HR=1.23) & all-cause mortality was also lower (HR=0.46) than controls https://t.co/b90AOE7lfg

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Jul 28, 2021
A study of 7459 adults with diabetes, shows that regular bicycling is associated with a 22-32% reduction in all cause mortality and CVD mortality - with a loss of benefit to those who stop. https://t.co/wjEJXAu0zx

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Jul 22, 2021

Growing Cannabis Use in Arthritis Patients

Jul 21, 2021

The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases reports a significant increased in cannabis use amongst arthritis patients between 2014-2019, suggesting patients are more frequently engaged in self-management of pain and the unmet need for a pain relieving, opioid-sparing alternative.



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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has an annual incidence of 0.4%. Population based study shows more likely in women, 50-59 years, w/ obesity, gout, rheumatoid arthritis or a prior hx of wrist injury. https://t.co/X7U5yh0R3l

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Jul 19, 2021

ICYMI: RheumNow Podcast – Tofacitinib Safety Concerns

Jul 09, 2021

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

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ICYMI: Anti-inflammatory Diet Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jul 09, 2021

The TOMORROW study assessed the relationship between diet and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and has shown that RA patients are more likely to have higher inflammatory diets, but that a change to an anti-inflammatory diet resulted in lower disease activity scores.

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RheumNow Podcast – As Good As I Ever Was (7.2.2021)

Jul 02, 2021

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

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Knee Replacement in Obese OA is Cost Effective

Jun 24, 2021

Debates over ideal candidates for total knee replacement (TKR) in osteoarthritis patients often excludes those who are obese, but a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that TKR is both effective and cost-effective in obese patients (BMI >40 kg/m2)

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Progression from Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis

Jun 22, 2021

The question of whether psoriasis is a state or pre-clinical psoriatic arthritis has been addressed by several studies; with one suggesting that biologic use in psoriasis may aver the future development of psoratic arthritis (PsA).



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Is there a correlation between Vitamin D in RA? https://t.co/QXYVsa5jzP https://t.co/bH5OtL7Dig
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Jun 18, 2021
Ten Things to Tell Patients About Diet and Rheumatic Disease: Dr. Eric Dein ( @ejdein1 ) https://t.co/q2Mc1gLZig https://t.co/iV5JO8m5Sv
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Jun 16, 2021
What Kind of Diet Should You be on? Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC) reviews dietary suggestions, and perhaps which type of dietary lifestyle may be best, based on presentations at the virtual #EULAR2021 meeting. https://t.co/3goEN9B2jR https://t.co/DmqldxmZI8
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Jun 12, 2021
Video: What Kind of Diet Should You be on? with Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC) https://t.co/jqkA8vrgww #EULAR2021 https://t.co/5mPuZWmw20
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 08, 2021
What to tell pts about diet? *⃣Nutrition plays a role in inflammation in RMD & co-morbidities. What you eat matters! *⃣ LImit salt, replace w/ herbs *⃣ Consume low glycemic index foods. Soda ⬆️risk of RA in women *⃣⬆️omega-3 ⬇️omega-6 (dairy, eggs) #EULAR2021 @Rheumnow

Meral K. El Ramahi, MD @MeralElRamahiMD( View Tweet )

Jun 06, 2021
Baseline Vitamin D 😎☀️correlated with biologic response in RA pts. ⭐️EULAR good response: 19.6% Vit D >20 vs 4.2%⬇️Vit D ⭐️Remission: 14.4% ⬆️Vit D vs 3.2% ⬇️Vit D Abs#POS0100 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow

Robert B Chao, MD @doctorRBC( View Tweet )

Jun 06, 2021
“Let thy food by thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” Western diet - greatest enemy of chronic inflammatory conditions? ⬆️salt ⬆️refined carbs ⬆️omega 6 fatty acids ⬇️fiber, long chain omega 3 FA Abs#OP6882 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow

Robert B Chao, MD @doctorRBC( View Tweet )

Jun 05, 2021
Practical tip from #EULAR2021 Pres6882: The difference a double bond makes: ⭐️Omega-3: Anti-inflammatory! ⭐️Omega-6: Pro-Inflammatory The ratio of ⬆️ omega-3 : ⬇️ omega-6 is key to anti-inflammatory diet @Rheumnow https://t.co/RtGWsDIouC
Eric Dein @ejdein1( View Tweet )
Jun 05, 2021
What's your main take-away from COVID vax immunogenicity data at #EULAR2021? LB0003: I'm re-assured that early data has not shown MTX has not shown major ⬇️ in immunogenicity, also seen at @HopkinsRheum @CaoilfhionnMD. Not surprised to see GC, RTX, MMF affect vax. @Rheumnow

Eric Dein @ejdein1( View Tweet )

Jun 05, 2021
#EULAR2021 Pres6882 @Rheumnow. Excellent summary slide by Dr. Elena Nikiphorou with 10 great take-home messages to share with your patient on diet and rheumatic disease. https://t.co/N7mq73KzLF
Eric Dein @ejdein1( View Tweet )
Jun 05, 2021
Bariatric surgery decreases the risk of moderate-to-severe hip or knee osteoarthritis. Burkard. OP0106 #EULAR2021 > FB https://t.co/qh1RQfcvM2
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Jun 03, 2021
DASH study: ?effect of diet on BP in 459 adults given 1) USA diet; 2) Fiber, fruits, Veggie (FFV) or 3) DASH diet. Compared to typical American diet, DASH diet (less so FFV) reduced mean SUA 0.25 mg/dl (P=.004); moreso w/ higher SUA levels https://t.co/XhCK9xp67P

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May 18, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – BandAids for Rheumatologists (5.14.2021)

May 14, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com - a website for rheumatologists, by rheumatologists.



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  1. CDC study from 33 sites, 25 states showed vaccine efficacy (against Sx COVID) in HCP was 82% with ONEdose

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Uric Acid: A Major Player in the Metabolic Syndrome

May 03, 2021

An open source, free read from the European Journal of Internal Medicine discusses how uric acid has evolved from the toxic cause of gout and nephrolithiasis and evolved, by way of science, into a pleiotropic recidivist in the evolution of obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, renal disease,

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News Feature: Anti-inflammatory Diet Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis https://t.co/fvOW9MeTTY https://t.co/6MZsFEC5aJ
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Apr 12, 2021

Anti-inflammatory Diet Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Apr 09, 2021

The TOMORROW study assessed the relationship between diet and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and has shown that RA patients are more likely to have higher inflammatory diets, but that a change to an anti-inflammatory diet resulted in lower disease activity scores.

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