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Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Oct 17, 2021
Fluorosis presenting as lower back pain and stiffness of the neck, shoulders, hips, yellowish-brown tooth discoloration, LOM of Cx spine, hips, shoulders. Pelvic Xrays showed osteosclerosis without sacroiliitis. T scores were +12.1 LS spine, alk phos =479 https://t.co/t2lmoudUIM https://t.co/1pnXJkoCOn
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Oct 17, 2021
A case of reactive arthritis following COVID-19 infection; manifest as dactylitis, psoriatic skin/nail lesions, painful oral & vaginal ulcers, subungual hyperkeratosis, but no oligoarthritis, or lumbar pain. https://t.co/nobMHGgKfZ

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Oct 14, 2021
US Preventive ServTask Force has advised that adults >60 yrs should NOT take daily preventative aspirin without a no hx of MI/CVD risk (the GI risks outweigh CV benefit). If 40-59 yrs, discuss w/ their MD if ASA would be beneficial https://t.co/jfqnBjwLLn

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Oct 13, 2021
Beliefs translate to effects - ‘it will work’ (Placebo), ‘it will hurt’ (Nocebo); but now a "Lessebo" effect; neither benefit nor harm; instead a lower effect based on comparator. TNFi vs PBO has smaller effx (sup trial) than Biosimilar vs PBO (equiv) https://t.co/onyIkILqT9

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Oct 06, 2021
ASK CUSH ANYTHING! Rheums: Have a question for Dr. Cush? Record it here and we may feature it on an upcoming podcast. #RheumNow https://t.co/wzNmOzH4VE https://t.co/KzPzWpSoW1
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Oct 06, 2021
ICYMI: New data from the CDC shows that obesity rates have risen in the USA during the pandemic, with 16 states having obesity rates of 35% or higher - that's four more than last year, adding Delaware, Iowa, Ohio and Texas to the list. https://t.co/9nFuea2BOV https://t.co/XmsXmFXhzv
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Oct 04, 2021
ICYMI: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reaffirmed its recommendations that pregnant women at a high risk of preeclampsia should take a daily aspirin regimen at the end of the first trimester https://t.co/DiV7p5YxEd https://t.co/FJu7BxEkkw
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Oct 02, 2021
Are you an Expert in Still's disease, Periodic Fevers, FMF or Autoinflammatory Dz? I will add you to our expert referral listing on https://t.co/LYd3dtU295. DM me to get on the list! https://t.co/lt8YMPOpK2 https://t.co/QxXHMvayTG
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 30, 2021
Can I get the INFLUENZA and COVID Vaccines together? The CDC says: "YES...both vaccines can be given at the same visit, people should follow the recommended schedule for either vaccine.... ideally get a flu vaccine by the end of October." https://t.co/T49zm6Cxyc

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Sep 27, 2021
Interested in becoming a rheumatologist? It’s interview season! Dr. Kathryn Dao (@KDAO2011 ) shares tips for the interviewer AND the candidate. #RheumNow #RheumTwitter https://t.co/eWQs9CwqSm https://t.co/7FrkCWoAe8
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 21, 2021
Addendum: Other conditions w/ a 1.2-2 fold higher risk of COVID death (admission) were CKD, hematologic cancer, epilepsy, COPD, CVD, stroke, atrial fibrillation, CHF, thromboembolism, PVD, type 2 diabetes. https://t.co/bbDsb1zLhX

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Sep 20, 2021
Breakthrough infections from UK QResarch database: Among 6.95 million vaccinated, 74.1% recv two vaccine doses, there were 2031 covid-19 deaths & 1929 hosp admissions; ~4.0% deaths & admissions were >14 days after 2nd dose https://t.co/bbDsb1zLhX

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Sep 20, 2021
While following individuals and organizations relevant to you is important, so is following hashtags. Read more… https://t.co/pnRFNQA5BW https://t.co/O2Dpm2r0tx
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 16, 2021
Telephone survey of 278 Rheumatic Pts during COVID (July 2020) showed 22% reduced/interrupted treatments, only 11 (4%) stopped. Decisions made by half (49%). Stop Reasons: anxiety (48%), IV Rx access (45%), Rx unavailability (6.5%) https://t.co/XgJ1TJsHJG

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Sep 09, 2021
What's your prediction when the Pandemic will end and we can travel, vacation, hug & handshake?

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Sep 08, 2021
ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part II #RheumNow https://t.co/NBNsmSxxcW https://t.co/n2f01vnugD
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 07, 2021
ICYMI Expert Panel: Initial Views on FDA Warnings for JAK Inhibitors https://t.co/omeZyprT96 https://t.co/UGBlb9m5bS
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 05, 2021
FDA JAK inhibitor warnings and what it means (also: what do you think?); other news released this week; and, two questions submitted from listeners. Dr. Cush discusses this and more in this week's podcast. https://t.co/4jTBhYDzRn https://t.co/lMpl2IOeXe
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Sep 03, 2021
In 2018-2019 Australia spent $136 billion on healthcare with more spent on MSK disorders ($14 billion) than CV Dz ($11.8 billion), cancer ($11.8 billion) & mental Dz ($10.5 billion). CAD, back pain, dementia, COPD & lung cancer caused most $$ burden. https://t.co/WHIPeNGIhf

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Sep 01, 2021
We've got another resource available on Cytokine Storm Management. Log in and download today. https://t.co/dTAzMVa6SB https://t.co/BvsZFxGrQl
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Aug 30, 2021
2021–22 influenza season coincides with continued COVID infx & Sxs may be confused betw both. ACIP Influenza vaccination guidelines: 1. Annual flu vaccine rec to all >6mos; 2. COVID Vax can be given w/ Flu Vax; 3. give before Nov 2021 https://t.co/oIkl50GI0W

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Aug 26, 2021
Rheums--have a question or case for Jack Cush? Record it here and we may feature it on an upcoming podcast. Tell us your name and where you practice rheumatology. https://t.co/wzNmOzH4VE https://t.co/QJn6Uo3lbM
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Aug 24, 2021
The CDC has reported that mRNA vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19–associated hospitalizations was sustained over 24 weeks; but there is evidence of waning protection amongst the immunosuppressed. https://t.co/UpQjFgKTpE https://t.co/3dQ2jacwJD
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Aug 23, 2021
#RA & Driving studied w/ installed auto sensor-based instrumentation - 23 controls compared to 33 RA pts (1292 driving hrs): shows RA & worsening Dz severity assoc w/ poor vehicle control; Braking/accelerating & steering variability liked to CDAI levels. https://t.co/umXGAbuicz https://t.co/EYxVVkzxR8
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Aug 22, 2021
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