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What happens when an AI-based symptom checker & an online self-referral tool play Rheumatologists? They don't seem to do great yet! 600 new pts, outw/ 36% dvlpd IA IA Sens 62% Spe 47% Tool Sens 66% Spe 54% More work needed to implement these in practice #EULAR23 @Rheumnow
Using app for self-management in clinical care. There is a need to have continued engagement both patients and clinicians, constantly evolve the product, adapt to the changing needs of patients eg.pre and post pandemic, #WIIFM? @AurelieRheumo @ProfYelizPrior #EULAR2023 @RheumNow
#EULAR2023 #OP0289 We need to improve health equity in the care of people with arthritis. An online survey showed that Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Women in Canada faced a)unique & disproportionate barriers and b) complex experiences of discrimination @RheumNow
Debate @ #EULAR2023 ⁦@eular_org⁩ about clinically suspect arthralgia. Myth or just #rheumatoid #arthritis in the making?
Let le introduce you to ARTHUR 🤖 A very skilled robot who scans your hands and wrists in 15 mn 🤚 Amazing to see new #AI developments that will make our lifes’ easier! #EULAR23 @ROPCA3 @JustSoren Stand M6 @RheumNow
An AI algorithm to predict opined related deaths UK database >1000000 pts, 1200+ opioids related deaths Risk factors: Substance used disorder Hx self harm Alcohol abuse Oxycodone Liver disease Concomitant gabapentinoids & BZD *no pictures allowed* @Rheumnow OP0269 #EULAR23
You need to see this! Albert with a Left V1 distribution of #shingles is a ‘bot’ who interacts with #rheumatologists at #EULAR2023 ⁦@RheumNow⁩ ⁦@eular_org⁩ #artificial #intelligence
#EULAR2023 #POS0618 This is cool! Researchers from Switzerland are developing new Quantitative Radiomic Risk Score (from HRCT) to stratify response to Anti-Fibrotic in #ILD. Data presented in pre-clinical study & paralleled molecular effects. Human study is in progress @RheumNow
Can #machine #learning replace #rheumatologists? OP0190 #EULAR23 #Machine learning can help determine who will develop #rheumatoidarthritis in Pts with #arthralgia but the real study could be ask #clinician the #probability of RA and do #AI and see comparative accuracy @RheumNow
Save the date! We'll be tuning in live from Milan for EULAR '23. Count on us for: -KOL perspective videos -Clinical Trial Highlights -Daily Faculty Recaps -Live Streaming and more!
Allergic Drug - Induced Arthritis Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from this past week on RheumNow. This week we delve into some odd associations, repeat drug warnings and the consequences of antirheumatic therapies.
GCA biopsy: When and How Early is best, rec'd in first 2 weeks. Findings can be present at 8 weeks but be less prominent @anisha_dua rec's unilateral imaging in most pts, especially w scalp tenderness on one side >1 cm length #RNL2023 @RheumNow
Dr. Spiera's approach to PMR treatment - prefers methylprednisolone - rapid taper over 16 weeks - consider GC sparing therapy (MTX, IL-6i) @Rheumnow #RNL2023

Microbiome of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis is not "Sterile"

May 18, 2023

Next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) techniques show the presence of bacterial DNA in surgical specimens of hip and knee arthritis, from patients undergoing first-time total joint arthroplasty, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

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Juvenile and Adult-onset Scleroderma Differ A retrospecitve cohort comparision of juvenile (jSSc) and adult-onset (aSSc) systemic sclerosis (SSc) are both rare but present differently.
RheumThoughts: Giving Good Care in Diversity takes Time Dr. Yvonne Sherrer and second-year fellow Dr. Corin Agoris discuss a case where extended time led to improved patient outcomes.
Tuesday Night Rheumatology: POD 3: Vasculitis: Evolution and Advances This webinar will feature highlights from these lectures followed by live audience Q & A: -New Therapies for PMR & GCA -Assessment of GCA and PMR -GPA Treatment Choices
One in Ten has Autoimmune Disease A UK population-based study suggests that autoimmune diseases affect approximately one in ten individuals.
Have a Rheumatology question or case for Jack Cush? Record it here and we'll feature it on an upcoming podcast. Tell us your name and where you practice rheumatology.
JAMA: n 2020, 42 114 deaths in the US were related to falls, with 86% occurring among adults aged >65 years. Falls are a leading cause of injury and leading causes of death among older adults in the US - And these #s are increasing betw '99 & 2020
Clinical overview of subacromial pain syndr (SAPS) Brit J Sports Med. SAPS has heterogeneous causes; Dx by physical examination and imaging. Need to exclude glenohumeral OA, frozen shoulder, GH instability, rotator cuff tears, neuro & cervical disorders
Pericarditis Management Dr. Cremer, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, reviewed the questions patients ask about pericarditis including why the disease develops, will it recur, how is it treated, and what will their treatment duration be.
How Being a Patient Taught Me to Be a Better Doctor Dr. Marcella Ferrada ( @maferradastrong ) shares her experience having a rare disease and how it positively impacted her skills as a physician.

Romania to U.S.: My Journey to a Permanent Residency

One in four practicing physicians in the United States are international medical graduates. I am one of them. Here is what I learned, and my advice to others who are on a similar journey.

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