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Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jul 29, 2021
Top 10 things you should know about THE EYE in your rheumatology practice @CRASCRRheum #uveitisclinic #uveitisrheumatologyclinic #kensingtoneyeinstitute https://t.co/SqRKOYa2N0
Vanessa Ocampo - MD @DrDDRheum( View Tweet )
Jul 27, 2021
Former Rheumatologist Settles Civil Fraud Claims for $2 Million for alleged False Claims Act violations. Charges were based on claims for improper medical treatments and false billing to a federal program. https://t.co/HZwrwDrkVk

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Jul 26, 2021

Fracture Risk with Low Dose Steroid

Jul 22, 2021

A large RA cohort analysis shows that low-dose glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may carry an increased risk of vertebral osteoporotic (OP) fractures. 



There were 15,123 RA patients (mean age 68.8 years) enrolled in Clinical Practice Research Datalink

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A study of 7459 adults with diabetes, shows that regular bicycling is associated with a 22-32% reduction in all cause mortality and CVD mortality - with a loss of benefit to those who stop. https://t.co/wjEJXAu0zx

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Jul 22, 2021
US life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020, driven by the pandemic. https://t.co/89i333vmPv

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Jul 21, 2021
Can you refuse to see unvaccinated pts? NY Times letter reviews options for “vaccine hesitant” or “vaccine refusing” 1. Ask if vaccinated 2. Offer telehealth 3. Require masks & distancing 4. Minimize contact betw vax & no-vax pts 5. Address pt concerns https://t.co/LEJLDMIDyF https://t.co/stoUpzzK02
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jul 19, 2021
Botanical extract, Chrysanthemum zawadskii var. latilobum (GCWB) studied in 112 w/ mild-mod. knee OA. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study finds GCQB signif better than placebo in WOMAC total & function scores https://t.co/xyKlrL2CG7

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Jul 19, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has an annual incidence of 0.4%. Population based study shows more likely in women, 50-59 years, w/ obesity, gout, rheumatoid arthritis or a prior hx of wrist injury. https://t.co/X7U5yh0R3l

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Jul 19, 2021
Arthritis as a Harbinger of Pediatric Cancer Lancet Rheumatology has published a cohort analysis showing that a small but significant subset of children presenting with arthralgia or arthritis may have a pediatric malignancy. https://t.co/jospgTxqBd https://t.co/eewDj5rQgL
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jul 16, 2021
Ann Int Med: 185 Hospitalized COVID-19 pts were treated with either PBO remdesivir or HCQ. Neither remdesivir nor HCQ affected viral clearance, Sxs duration, mortality or need for mechanical ventilation. https://t.co/NEFABDD4bK

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Jul 15, 2021
Pirfenidone, studied in 127 pts w/ CVD/CTD ILD, fibrotic interstitial pneumonia, chr hypersensitivity pneumonitis, & asbestoslung fibrosis. Pirefenidone had significantly less FVC% decline compared with placebo (p=0·043) https://t.co/H1s6ut4NhG

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Jul 09, 2021
Rifampin is safest! 2 RCTs of 6485 latent TB pts compared 9 mos of isoniazid vs 4 mos of rifampicin. RIF had half the adverse events compared to INH; roughly half the rate of rash (1.5% v 2.7%); No grade 3-4 hepatotoxicity w/ RIF, compared 6%) w/ INH https://t.co/n1cVKyEPf6

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Jul 08, 2021
These companies do auto-inflammatory gene testing in the USA. @RWCSmtg https://t.co/89bWd0SiAI
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jul 08, 2021
A study of rheumatologists in Ontario, Canada has shown an increasing percentage of women in rheumatology; unfortunately they have lower salaries but see fewer patients than do their older, male colleagues. Read more: https://t.co/JM0345p8f1 https://t.co/y95LQ6lX5i
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jul 04, 2021
Download this week’s podcast titled “Good as I Ever Was”. You can find us on SoundCloud and wherever you download your podcasts. https://t.co/hVMf8X5Dx3 https://t.co/uUDCXzO2eU
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jul 04, 2021
Ten Things to Tell Patients About Diet and Rheumatic Disease https://t.co/DpBAJwCJCY https://t.co/AVlgHfdP08
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Jul 02, 2021

Gender Trends in Rheumatology

Jul 01, 2021

A study of rheumatologists in Ontario, Canada has shown an increasing percentage of women in rheumatology; unfortunately they have lower salaries but see fewer patients than do their older, male colleagues.



Between 2000 to 2015 the number of full time rheumatologists increased from 89

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CDC: as of 5/15/2021; the rates of flu test positivity was 0.051-0.18% for the 2020-21 flu season - compared to usual rate of 10%-19% before COVID. Actual influenza hospitalizations dropped from 44.2 to 0.8/100 000 population https://t.co/N8b1sQWWIh

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Jul 01, 2021
Italian survey foud 82% of MSK healthcare workers willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine, but only 55% of their rheumatic Dz patients were as willing, even if they perceived they were at risk. Not out of fear or distrust. more education needed https://t.co/nPhhME2dnC

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Jun 24, 2021
Problems at the FDA https://t.co/mkCrYAVudo https://t.co/fAE1pNSg0q
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 21, 2021
Should we treat to target ourselves? Dr. David Liew ( @drdavidliew ) shares learnings from #EULAR2021. https://t.co/divGxNku6a https://t.co/UBBH0QehY1
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 20, 2021

RheumNow Podcast - Speak Up! (6.18.2021)

Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush talks on education, engagement and the challenge of speaking up, if not first!

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WATCH: Have you heard about the advances in RA discussed at #EULAR2021? Our panel of doctors break down everything you need to know. https://t.co/C4FAQRFOhG https://t.co/tsQDW7LOFZ
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Jun 10, 2021
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