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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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GLP-1 Therapy in Knee Osteoarthritis

Apr 08, 2021

Knee osteoarthritis is best managed by weight loss, as the effects of most analgesic therapies have been marginal and debatable. The use of anti-diabetic glucagon-like peptide-1 therapies have demonstrated significant weight loss benefits; hence this trial evaluated the potential weight loss and

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RheumNow Podcast – Pounds of Prevention (3.5.2021)

Mar 04, 2021

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

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Weight Loss to Avert Risk of Gout

Mar 03, 2021

Analysis of the NHANES population survey data shows weight gain during adulthood increases the risk of gout and that maintaining normal weight could reduce the overall gout risk by nearly 33%.



Obesity and gout have long been linked, but the the influence of weight changes during

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RWCS Highlights - Day 3

Feb 15, 2021

Day 3 report from the 2021 RWCS meeting in Maui (and virtually) includes pearls from the PsA 2020 Year in Review; fact vs. fiction on evidence based medicine: diet and rheumatic diseases; hot topics in allergy/immunology; and pediatric rheumatology highlights.

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Weekly Semaglutide for Weight Loss in Adults NEJM has reported the results of a trial showing semaglutide once weekly plus lifestyle intervention was associated with sustained, weight loss in overweight or obese adults. https://t.co/FeXfWGPNcu https://t.co/Saukk9coqa
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Feb 13, 2021

Weekly Semaglutide for Weight Loss in Adults

Feb 11, 2021

NEJM has reported the results of a trial showing semaglutide once weekly plus lifestyle intervention was associated with sustained, weight loss in overweight or obese adults; such that nearly one-third lost over 20% of their body weight.



Semaglutide, a once weekly glucagon-like

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RheumNow Podcast – Tofacitinib Safety Concerns (2.5.2021)

Feb 05, 2021

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

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One-Third Rheumatoid Risk from Lifestyle

Feb 01, 2021

Analysis of the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data suggests that one-third of the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the USA is attributable smoking, obesity and alcohol intake.



NHANES was used to determine the prevalence of lifestyle exposures

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Swedish Armed Forces study suggests the least fit are at greatest risk for developing psoriasis later inlife. From 1968 -2005 1,886,542 military recruits were followed mean 31 yrs. Low CV fitness showed higher rate of psoriasis (HR 1.35) and PsA (HR 1.44) https://t.co/52zTjMM24y

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Jan 21, 2021
Osteoporosis in Men - is often unrecognized till they fracture. Risk factors for OP in men: - Meds: steroids; PPI immunosuppressives - Chronic renal disease - Smoking, ^^alcohol - Sedentary lifestyle - Elderly - Family history: Osteoporosis https://t.co/V4P5wey070

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Jan 20, 2021
147 Obese patients (25 w/ gout, 55 w/ hyperuricemia) had bariatric surgery. 1 yr after sugery, pts lost mean 31 kg & decreased uric acid from 419 to 308 µmol 1–7 days postop and 328 @12 mos (P < 0.001). 40% of gout pts were at/below target. https://t.co/9e8zpWKHay

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Jan 12, 2021

Adipose Transplants as a New Regulator of Osteoarthritis

Jan 11, 2021

A novel report from PNAS suggests that in osteoarthritis (OA), the damage is not entirely from body weight and mechanics, instead it may be from adipose tissue itself.

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Four Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Gout

MedPage Today
Dec 14, 2020

JAMA Open Network reports that reducing four particular risk factors for gout could slash incident cases in men.



Over a 26-year period, about 77% (95% CI 56%-88%) of men likely could have avoided gout if they likewise avoid four major risk factors -- high BMI, poor diet high in salt,

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What’s new in knee osteoarthritis that matters?

Are intra-articular steroid injections effective in symptomatic knee OA? Do they accelerate cartilage loss? Does weight less actually help? Do we have DMARDs for knee OA? Insights from 2020 ACR Convergence.

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The folly of dietary restriction in contemporary gout?

Nov 19, 2020

Gout has historically been considered a disease of the financially rich, rich in diet, and rich in alcohol. This legacy frequently results in contemporary patients reporting that they are adjusting their diet to try and control their hyperuricaemia and gout, often deferring urate-lowering

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Systemic Sclerosis and Physical Therapy

Nov 09, 2020

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic fibrosing disease currently with no available cure. Just as pharmacologic treatment is important to control the disease or delay its progression, non-pharmacologic interventions are also essential in the management of patients. 



This article will

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Poll results are in! 50% of those that responded note that they recommend breathing exercises, yoga, and increase dietary intake of turmeric and ginger to their RA patients! #ACR20 @RheumNow https://t.co/04vOUOzRtj

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

Nov 09, 2020
Very low #vitaminD levels <20ng/mL are associated with renal insufficiency in patients with #SLE. Abs#1789 #ACR20 @RheumNow https://t.co/dBm3ZlQOso

Mrinalini Dey @DrMiniDey( View Tweet )

Nov 09, 2020
I recommend you don’t try this at home. Bariatric surgery may delay need for TKA in knee OA. Supports that et loss may help. Comparison study NOT RCT of 25 bariatric pts with knee OA compared to 28 with TKA abstr#1656 #ACR20 @RheumNow @CRASCRRheum

Janet Pope @Janetbirdope( View Tweet )

Nov 09, 2020
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) benefits RA, & it looks more than just exercise-FM-CV health. Changes in T cell activity, muscle oxidative metabolism after HIIT in sedentary RA pts n=12 Looking forward to seeing more in this area @dukemedicine #ACR20 ABST1757 @RheumNow https://t.co/5gKheEUYJ6
David Liew @drdavidliew( View Tweet )
Nov 09, 2020
#Curcumin for PsA & RA?🤔 Results suggest curcumin's efficacy on pt's perceived symptom alleviation & poss correlation w/ dose and length of tx. @RheumNow #ACR20 abs1230 https://t.co/xUxUEW02ww
Nov 08, 2020
#Rheumatologists, do you communicate with your patients regarding #physicalactivity? This study shows half the patients believed their doctor don't know what type of physical activity to recommend! 👉🏽https://t.co/odbS1prJaT #ACR20 #0146 https://t.co/M3irDcVJkW
Dr Ai Lyn Tan @DrAiLynTan( View Tweet )
Nov 07, 2020
@RheumNow #acr20 abs0654 we are what we eat: analysis of OmniHeart trial of pts w/HTN reveals DASH-patterns plant-based protein diet can also significantly lower sUA improves HTN &hyperlipidemia. Clincial trial of DASH plant protein based diet in gout would be interesting. https://t.co/5tQwiuwl84
Olga Petryna @DrPetryna( View Tweet )
Nov 07, 2020

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.

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