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AI Passes U.S. Medical Licensing Exam Two artificial intelligence (AI) programs -- including ChatGPT -- have passed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), according to two recent papers. https://t.co/E5GEWrJR00 https://t.co/nd9PrLVn4U
What separates a Great Rheum from an Elite Rheumatologist?
Skin manifestations in MDA5 phenotype #inflammatorymyopathy ✅Punched out ulcers on arm, forearm, extensor aspect of elbow ✅Extensive ulcers in PIP and DIP creases ✅Vasculitic rash over fingers with digital ischemia and erythematous palmar papules 👉https://t.co/hUc6Lakww0 https://t.co/smJ1BrSWGc
Jan 29, 2023
Why not end your patient visit with a recitation pledging your service and commitment: "Your coming to see me to day is very important, to the both of us. I pledge to be of service to you. Together WE can certainly improve your health" https://t.co/HrzbipL1ZG https://t.co/amDCk309wi
Subanalysis of Scleroderma Lung Study II (MMP vs CTX in SSc-ILD) showed pt reported GI reflux (~moderate) was independently associated with the change ILD and fibrosis over two years (but not so for esophageal dilation) https://t.co/5Gz2vfOock https://t.co/N2FsvNe24M
Have a Rheumatology 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/RaFKTqhQjN https://t.co/hH0NcpOoyx
Recent NEJM has reviewed arthroplasty-associated infection and PJI, noting this is a rare event; notably these infections are caused by skin microorganisms introduced during arthroplasty surgery or may be seeded post-surgically.https://t.co/DXflkGnsdK https://t.co/GgfeSSl4xJ
JAMA: 13 million In US have latent TB (5-10% risk of getting active TB). Review of LTBI regimens: - Preferred: 4 mos Rifampin: better/safer of INH - Preferred: 3 mos of INH + rifapentine - more completers less SAE - ALternative: 6-9 mos of INHhttps://t.co/vZTmSKTFWu https://t.co/W7BraJs6yC
New Hope for Hand Osteoarthritis The drug talarozole – which increases retinoic acid – could be a promising new treatment for hand osteoarthritis. https://t.co/AHoEZM75mh https://t.co/dZ1LWWoNl5
Join us! Take advantage of our early bird pricing.https://t.co/9Up0ZgaRP2What attendees say about our meeting: 100% found the program free of commercial bias. 99% would recommend RheumNow Live to colleagues. 95% describe the content as extremely relevant to their practice. https://t.co/HOmh0CMyyJ
Join RheumNow Live in person or virtually on 3/18 and 3/19. This meeting is unlike any other meeting you attended. But don't take our word for it, last year's attendees say: "Great conference. Best in the last year. I did Hopkins, CCR, and ACR too"https://t.co/Im6xStFwOw https://t.co/NhdbkNo1jl
Half of all outpt. MDs are bound by restrictive covenants. FTC is considering a ban on noncompete clauses. AMA) code of ethics discourages covenants that "unreasonably restrict". FTC the rule change could save Pts up to $148 billion https://t.co/nssfbrxnLR https://t.co/8hGArfGEGW
Degeneration seen in #OA may be related to cartilage tissue stiffening with the repression of a key longevity protein α-Klotho brought about by epigenetic changes. Downregulated Klotho gene expression accelerated chondrocyte senescence https://t.co/HBLeLIlmJG https://t.co/T7d6EodDYN
"It takes alot of courage to reach out and say 'I need some help on this one'" (Carla Harris) Put on your big-boy pants, woman-up and ask for advice, not from anyone - go to the right person/people - you know who they are! https://t.co/GUs1nCvXeU
2022 Memorium Sadly, too many of our rheumatology colleagues passed on in 2022. Here is an (incomplete) list of notable brethren, mentors, do-gooders and great rheumatologists.https://t.co/wtr4ablgUm https://t.co/xPpgnrEQWz
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was studied in 205 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) pts - NLR correlated with lung function, & outcomes - NLR >= 2.9 was associated with a significant 2 fold increased risk of mortality https://t.co/FCuKx2NfeC https://t.co/iIb9uIGBAE
Rheumatology Giants in who passed away in 2022: Eric Gall William Wilke John Winfield Peter Simkin Roy Altman Samuel Strober James Fries Robert Lightfoot Bart Lindsley https://t.co/BX3fGBVre7 https://t.co/ToxZOZHOhU
For 2023 - what you going to focus on with your patients? Same ole, same ole means youre not getting better. How about focusing on 2 main messages, mine would be patient "STRENGTH" and "COMPLIANCE" (meaning more Rx education) https://t.co/fEIVYk6Z9m
According to a 2022 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" by Merritt Hawkins, orthopedics has the highest salary & pediatrics the lowest. Rheumatology: Low: $200,000, Average: $258,000, High: $325,000 https://t.co/PmmAj9s2Vq https://t.co/nEzp4pWiG0
Differential Dx of hyperferritinemia (≥500 μg/) in critically ill ICU pts includes: sepsis, liver disease/failure, hematological malignancy, HLH. Single center study of 2583 patients https://t.co/F5Dz2qpmAy https://t.co/ZWnxHGoQR1
RHEUMATOLOGISTS: have you ever ordered a Fibroscan in patients taking Methotrexate?
In GCA, Hospital Admission Is Bad News 1/3 of patients admitted w/ GCA were rehospitalized within 6 months, largely because of complications potentially related to corticosteroid therapy, researchers found in a retrospective cohort study. https://t.co/zaWZn7F9sl https://t.co/OfuyZxNbaa
Join us for RheumNow Live this March 18-19 in Dallas, TX! We're not like other meetings--we're answering the questions you want answered. RNL is a meeting to engage your mind and change your practice. Join us in-person or virtually!https://t.co/bMphD12Bie https://t.co/Hx0uHAIUWd
Extreme Global Costs of Physical Inactivity A global, population-based study shows that physical inactivity is not only an important modifiable risk factor for NCDs and mental health conditions, it also imparts a considerable health and economic burden. https… https://t.co/eZEW6LGpiL
Medical (AKA surgical) masks are not inferior to N95 fitted masks. A study of 1009 medical workers in 4 countries caring for COVID+ infected patients shows equal rate of PCR+ COVID tests (10.5% vs 9.3% +) (HR 1.14 [95% CI, 0.77 to 1.69]) https://t.co/wTuLHcOxlO https://t.co/gjqfLOU7JW
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