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The Great Unknowns (8.5.2022)

Aug 05, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, FDA approvals, journal articles from the past week on RheumNow; plus viewer questions. This week great hopes for vitamin D, the great unknows of CSA and the great big mess that is the gout.




  1. 521 clinically suspect arthralgia (CSA) pts were

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Krill Oil Effective in Knee Osteoarthritis Krill oil supplements in knee OA was shown to be superior to placebo in reducing knee pain, stiffness and function while increasing the omega-3 index. https://t.co/JkLrz5C0Pk https://t.co/XzZWXJ8zgA
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Aug 03, 2022
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Krill Oil Effective in Knee Osteoarthritis

Aug 02, 2022

Krill oil supplements in knee osteoarthritis (OA) was shown to be superior to placebo in reducing knee pain, stiffness and function while increasing the omega-3 index. Krill oil, rich in anti-inflammatory long-chain (LC) omega-3 ( ω–3) PUFAs and astaxanthin, is thought to be safe and now

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Heterozygous deficiency of Aggrecan (proteoglycan w/in cartilage) gene: manifests as inherited short stature, early-onset osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteochondritis dissecans, increasing joint pathology over time https://t.co/dQERowhrba https://t.co/q7a38FGEzb https://t.co/TPQmnGPoDw
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Jul 31, 2022
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U.S. News & World Report’s 2022–23 Rheumatology Rankings

Jul 27, 2022

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has repeated its top rank among US Rheumatology centers - ranking #1 for the 18th year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022–23 Best Hospitals list released yesterday.



U.S. News and World Reports ranking of U.S. Hospitals and

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Heterozygous deficiency of Aggrecan (proteoglycan w/in cartilage) gene: manifests as inherited short stature, early-onset osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteochondritis dissecans, increasing joint pathology over time https://t.co/4iQdNL79oB https://t.co/qxStgE641v https://t.co/EHPJuIeQGt
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Jul 25, 2022
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Fever Pitch (7.15.2022)

Jul 15, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the new studies and drug approvals and new insights into febrile disorders from the past week on RheumNow.com




  1. Ustekinumab (IL-12/23i) phase 2 study was successful in #SLE; but the phase 3 LOTUS study of 512 pts, UST was NOT superior to PBO (SRI-4 44% v

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1 yr success of knee arthroplasty was drawn frm 20 studies (11 317 pts, 37 factors) suggests higher BMI was correlated w/ worse physical function. Physical function & OA severity assoc. w/ better function post-TKA https://t.co/jtDCeprUhd https://t.co/Tflw8VO5Kw
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Jul 14, 2022
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Viscosupplementation Ineffective in Knee Osteoarthritis

Jul 13, 2022

The BMJ has published the results of a metanalysis showing strong conclusive evidence that viscosupplementation in knee osteoarthritis (kOA) has minimal effects on kOA pain, and also reveals strong evidence of an increased risk of serious adverse events. 



The review encompassed 169

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What Worries You, Masters You (7.1.2022)

Jul 01, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews recent news, regulatory and guideline updates from the past week on RheumNow.com.  Studies on methotrexate use, COVID vaccination, Supplements and vitamins, and arthrocentesis despite anticoagulation are discussed.




  1. FDA approved Abbvies risakizumab-rzaa

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Study of contoured foot orthoses vs sham shoe insoles in 1st MTP #OA pain: 87 pts completed 12 wk trial that showed no differences in 1st MTP walking pain or other 2nd outcomes. Hard orthoses are no more effective than flat sham insoles https://t.co/XAFWwpSjHm https://t.co/g5J9TbG2pQ
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Jun 30, 2022
Simultaneous Versus Staged Knee Arthoplasty? There are an estimated 900,000 knee replacements (TKR) performed in the U.S. every year. This number is up from 754,000 TKRs in 2017, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.https://t.co/KuLEaI3r0d https://t.co/0q1RBsDwEM
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Jun 27, 2022
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Burnout Threatens the Rheumatology Workforce Conundrum

Jun 21, 2022

There is a shortage of rheumatologists in Canada and the recent 2020 Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Workforce and Wellness study shows that the shortage may be compounded by rheumatologist burnout, especially among young and female physicians. 

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OA Initiative Study of 1212 knee OA pts (age 63 yrs), 73% walked for exercise. Walkers had signif. less New frequent knee pain (OR 0.6) & medial joint space narrowing (OR 0.8). Walking for exercise should be encouraged in knee OA pts. https://t.co/wCKjxwJ9EG

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Jun 19, 2022
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017–2018 shows relative risk of undergoing knee replacement for OA increased with increasing BMI (Class 1- 3 obese females 55–64 yrs had 4.7 to 17.3 fold risk of KR. Same for obese Males (OR 3.4 - 5.8) more KR https://t.co/vcPmRgbzUH https://t.co/FrfTC9LNnR
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Jun 16, 2022
#POS1112 #EULAR2022 A crossover RCT assessed effect of weight- and non-weight bearing exercises on type 2 collagen in knee #osteoarthritis. Small rise in collagen turnover markers initially for 24hrs. Gradual rise later on was contributed to cardiovascular influence @RheumNow https://t.co/AOxdFNihPR
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Jun 04, 2022
Intra-articular morphine in knee arthritis. WHAT!? Not-surprisingly it doesn't work. Inferior to steroid and same as placebo. Still kudos to Haibel et al for answering this question @RheumNow #EULAR2022 OP0050 https://t.co/zjY36V9OCS https://t.co/j67omCQCxI
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Jun 01, 2022
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Acute Inflammatory Responses Needed to Resolve Chronic Pain

May 16, 2022

Science Translational Medicine has published results of a Canadian study of low back pain (LBP) suggests that pain control by anti-inflammatory treatments might have negative effects on pain duration and may be counterproductive for long-term pain outcomes.

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Polygenic Risk Scores to Identfy Severe Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis This study identified genetic risk variants from genome-wide association analysis of OA patients to calculate PRSs associated with subsequent need for joint replacement surgery.https://t.co/ZhAiuFu8iw https://t.co/OsR6p9m2S9
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May 15, 2022
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Methotrexate Monitoring (5.13.2022)

May 13, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Bad news for digitial ulcers in Systemic sclerosis, Readmissions in Lupus and Thrombocytopenia in APL patients.




  1. Risk factors for readmission among 132,400 #SLE hospitalizatiions included

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Making You the Expert of You! (Smart Rules for Patients)

May 10, 2022

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.

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Polygenic Risk Scores to Identfy Severe Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

May 09, 2022

Prevention of knee and hip osteoarthritis would obviate considerable disability and future surgery.  We may be one step closer according to a prospective European GWAS study showing polygenic risk scores (PRSs) significantly associated with higher risks for knee and hip OA joint replacement

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Prospective randomized trial of ultrasound-guided genicular nerve block (GNB) vs physical therapy (PT) i102 pts chronic knee #OA - GNB was superior at walk distance, pain, functional and physical capacity, at 12 weeks https://t.co/MOJ16zAiqH https://t.co/JJJye2dobH
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May 09, 2022
Expansive (full read) review of CBD - legal and regulatory overview, availability, physiologic and pharmacologic effects, safety, & risks, standards, use in specific rheumatic disorders. https://t.co/hefwKTmPLK https://t.co/IZKZMOZ5ij
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May 09, 2022
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Lack of Research Stymies Uptake of Medical Marijuana for Rheumatic Pain

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May 06, 2022

A new review article from CreakyJoints finds that there has been limited progress in understanding the potential of cannabis based therapies for the treatment of pain associated with rheumatic conditions in the past five years because of a lack of standardization of clinical research and

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