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Best Imaging in Giant Cell Arteritis - US, PET, MRI? Imaging is often instrumental in diagnosing and staging patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis (GCA). https://t.co/LXVB6cHDfO https://t.co/ArLNdEPuVx
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Cross-sectional study of7887 NY & IL nurses: between 2018-21 top reasons for 2287 leaving nursing were planned retiring (39%), burnout (26%), insufficient staffing (21%), family obligations (18%) & COVID (17%)-- all addressable by health care employers https://t.co/Ls6p060mFB https://t.co/Pxpa8fqchz
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We must consider this clinically, we must protect our aging patients without over immunosuppressing them." Dr. Weyand #RNL2024

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RCT 302 Dupuytren contracture pts Rx w/ Surgery (n 101), needle fasciotomy (101), or collagenase injx (100). 292 & 284 completed; Success (>50% improved) @3 mos was same: 71%, 73% & 73%. @ 2 yrs, surgery was superior (78% vs. 50% or 65%) https://t.co/K74p1xpnZx https://t.co/xaC4pdPSFQ
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JAMA: Industry Payments to Physicians ($12.13 billion 2013-22) 1 Ortho: $1,360,744,428 2 Neuro: $1,322,668,751 3 Cardio: $1,293,613,594 4 Heme/onc: $825,799,685 5 Int medicine: $588,249,423 6 Endo: $546,513,674 7 FP: $479,105,369 8 Rheum: $464,858,022 https://t.co/GCWchn9IMz https://t.co/6sRwOWm83y
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CDC surveillance data 2019–2021 identified cases: - 59,655 coccidioidomycosis - 3,595 histoplasmosis - 719 blastomycosis (unusually high fatality rate in 2021 of 17%; typically 8%–10%) https://t.co/cDC0nuZLsb https://t.co/Q4QkNtNvJc
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7 Updates on Prosthetic Joint Infections These are excerpts and takeaway summaries from several literature reports addressing the diagnosis and outcomes of prosthetic joint infections (PJI). https://t.co/ulKvFBOeNx https://t.co/0rKNsvYZ14
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Quote: ""I got the message. All of us get the message, sooner or later. If you get it before it's too late or before you're too old, you'll pull through all right." ~ Nat King Cole https://t.co/dtGqztmJie
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Should all patients with #polymyalgia rheumatics be screened for #giantcellarteriitis with vascular #ultrasound? A recent viewpoint summarizes the evidence: 📊prevalence of subclinical GCA may be as high as 25% https://t.co/UL6gWRdE5R https://t.co/EAlRyNNWYt
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GEM: Dysphagia in myositis pts is from skeletal muscle involvement, causing upper pharyngeal dysphagia, but may also manifest as dysphonia, nasal regurgitation, or aspiration (w/ risk of pneumonia). https://t.co/MOyfdCJywC
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Our first TNR takes place 4/2 at 6:30pm ET and will focus on Success in Rheumatoid Arthritis. You won’t want to miss it! https://t.co/86wJ323nwT https://t.co/WX1wBJ3yoo
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Higher Rates of Childlessness in Rheumatic Diseases A Finnish population study shows that several rheumatic diseases may impair reproduction and pregnancy outcomes, with significantly higher rates of childlessness or fewer children overall for women. https://t.co/pBoSBGGMxA https://t.co/j8RGT9qrKL
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>25% of elderly fall each yr; falls are leading cause of injury-related death in > 65 yrs. PT & Functional exercises to improve leg strength and balance are recommended for fall prevention in @risk populations & show 20-30% less risk overall https://t.co/IPQoS4dUpS https://t.co/qUEwLX0KEq
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Wrist pain differential diagnoses beautifully demonstrated 👍 Remamber that radial-sided wrist pain is more common that ulnar-sided wrist pain. https://t.co/3Ite2FsYtl
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GEM: Your Clinic Desk needs to be where you can see your patients enter/walk/rise into the clinic. Also pts can see where you work. They learn you & you learn them in ways not gleaned from the exam room https://t.co/WfFqiuztW1
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Post-COVID MDs spend more time on EHR mostly messaging w/ patients, with a 157% increase from prepandemic average. Each additional patient message was associated with a 2.32-min increase in EHR time per day (P < .001), mostly messaging https://t.co/yfPM3vTmRo https://t.co/XVwC50CH2C
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Chronic MSK Pain and Earlier Retirement Frequent musculoskeletal pain is linked with an increased risk of exiting work and retiring earlier, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. https://t.co/wRKYjmtaAX https://t.co/n5HzbDNmGz
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Biden signs executive order on womens health research ($200 million to NIH interdisc. women res), focus on: - integrate Women’s Health Across Federal Research prgs - fund Research on Women’s Midlife Health - double funding Office Womens Health Research https://t.co/28u9lLdboL https://t.co/sld0BxsSB8
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Post-COVID POTS? Neurology cohort study of 16 pts - 81%F, mean age 36. Common Sxs: - Palpitations & Fatuge in 2/3 - in <1/3: migraines, IBS, Raynaud’s - Variable tilt test but High autonomic Sxs No insights on Rx... https://t.co/I7MLjHAUDb https://t.co/hWnfJ9WWPX
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We're gearing up for Tuesday Night Rheumatology all April long. Register today! Our first TNR takes place 4/2 at 6:30pm ET and will focus on Success in Rheumatoid Arthritis. https://t.co/FeeOdxOiRQ https://t.co/FNoCi6goQS
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UAB study shows the US adult rheumatology workforce grew clinically active adult rheumatology workforce grew 23% betw 2009-2020; including a 43% increase in women. Number of Rheums (5,667) grew 23% and APPs (379) grew 141%. https://t.co/sVPoNIUZUu https://t.co/4myGYaUtcd
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MMWR: Vaccination and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children MIS-C is a rare but serious condition typically occurring 2–6 weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection and characterized by fever and multiorgan involvement. https://t.co/PN2MPQxqSR https://t.co/eIzB4pjner
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Endoscopy and Worry are indicated in the face of DYSPEPSIA and any of these: @BCryer https://t.co/6TabKhiLPO
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Testing for H. Pylori. Serologic tests are OK but after Rx eradication, 25% of pts will remain positive for H. Pylori. @BCryer

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Multiple Rx options to treat H. Pylori - Dr. Cryer recs regimens of 14ds; top line w/ bismuth is most recommended. (most effective is the one the patient will actualy take!) @BCryer https://t.co/f6836Ga1Fz
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