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The RheumNow Podcast is Up! Lupus Mortality Declines, But… Review of SUA and cancer; IL-12/23 and SLE; TCZ and Behcets, Pregnancy SI MRI, VTE w/ Jaks; COVID; Colchicine.

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Jun 26, 2020
35 pregnant women w/ baseline & postpartum MRI-SIJ. 27/35 (77%) had SI bone marrow edema postpartum, 60% met ASAS definition of +MRI. 6 and 12 mos after, 46% and 12% still showed BM edema.

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Jun 23, 2020

Year of the Wolf: Lupus at EULAR2020

Jun 10, 2020

For a disease that has been recognized since the days of Hippocrates, we are finally making some progress towards understanding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and how to tame the wolf.  Listed below are the top 5 studies and their summaries presented at the recent EULAR e-Congress

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Study in Norway reveals that the majority of the women w/ SpA were not treated with TNF inhibitors before or during pregnancy. Few on TNFi were continued on tx during pregnancy.
Dr. Rachel Tate uptoTate ( View Tweet)
Jun 06, 2020
#EULAR2020 panel on #COVID19 spec. situatns: 1. German regtry: very few preg rheum pts w/CV19; cases mild. 2. No info how CV19 affects APS 3. Very few ped rheum cases of CV19- cases mild; outcomes sim to gen peds pop 4.
Jun 05, 2020
Study of 274 women with axSpA shows that longer time to pregnancy (TTP) was associated with older age, nulliparity, and longer disease duration. https://t.co/GznVvnPAwO

Dr. John Cush RheumNow ( View Tweet)

May 12, 2020

RheumNow Podcast- Corona Increases RA Risk (3.13.20)

Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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ACR Releases Reproductive Health Guidelines for Rheumatic Diseases

Feb 25, 2020

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published the 2020 Guideline for the Management of Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases. This is the first, evidence-based, clinical practice guideline related to the management of reproductive health issues for all

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Pregnancy Outcomes Improve in Lupus

Feb 24, 2020

Pregnancy for patients with lupus has long been considered high risk and associated with both medical and obstetric complications, but outcomes have improved over the last 2 decades and continue to improve. The large decline in in-hospital maternal mortality was greater for lupus pregnancies

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ACR 2018 - Day 3 Report

Jan 09, 2020

Highlights from Tuesday, day 3 of the ACR Annual meeting in Chicago, included the PEXIVAS Study, ACR Reproductive Health Draft Guidelines, and a Proof of concept study

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Spondyloarthritis Affects Pregnancy Outcomes

Dec 03, 2019

A Danish registy has shown that the the prevalence of Spondyloarthritis (SpA) diagnosed prior to delivery has increased 5 fold in the last two decades and that SpA is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO).

Researchers used data and outcomes from the

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A Focus on WOCBA (Women of Childbearing Age)

Nov 22, 2019

Largely because it can be difficult to do studies in pregnant women, gaps remain in the area of rheumatic disease in pregnancy. This year’s ACR highlights some important new points to consider.

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RheumNow Podcast – ACR 2019 Round Up (11.15.19)

Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush presents his favorite abstracts and presentations from Rheumatology Round Up and ACR 2019.

  1. #1223  ALLN-346 a urate degrading enzyme in a pig model of gout
  2. L06 Emapalumab for treating MAS in systemic JIA patients
  3. 1890 and 2357  Methotrexate Safety from
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RheumNow Podcast – Ghastly, Ghoulish News (10.31.19)

Nov 01, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush reviews recent journal articles and info bits from the past week on RheumNow.com. 

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Frequent DMARD Discontinuations During Rheumatoid Pregnancies

Oct 30, 2019

A Canadian population-based study shows that pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) frequently discontinue their DMARD medications, especially in the first trimester.

An administrative data study looked at women with RA with a singleton pregnancy who were studied for utilization

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Adalimumab and Pregnancy Outcomes

Oct 22, 2019

A prospective study of birth outcomes to mothers exposed to adalimumab (ADA) between 2004 and 2016 was conducted by Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) Research Center at the University of California San Diego, and showed that ADA exposure was not associated with an

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RheumNow Podcast – Women Take Over Rheumatology (10.4.19)

Oct 04, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the News and Journal Reports from this week on RheumNow.com.

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RheumNow Podcast – Believe in Vitamin D or Rituximab? (9.20.19)

Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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RA Women are Less Likely to Breastfeed

Sep 06, 2019

A large pregnancy registry has published their results showing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who become pregnant are less likely to breastfeed compared to non-RA women from the general population, with many women stopping breastfeeding so that they could start medication, even though

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RheumNow Podcast – Upadacitinib FDA Approved for RA (8.23.19)

Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush reports on the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com, including: how your genetics may shape your microbiome; GERD as a risk factor for TMJ?; how can MDA-5+ dermatomyositis be any worse; new drug happenings; StillsNow.com; and more.

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Good Pregnancy Outcomes for DMARD Exposed JIA Patients

Aug 20, 2019

A study of pregnancy outcomes in 98 women with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who were exposed to DMARDs shows no increased risk of major adverse pregnancy outcomes.

A total of 152 pregnancies in 98 women with JIA and 39 pregnancies involving 21 male patients as partners were

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RheumNow Podcast – Boiling Hot MAS (7.12.19)

Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush reviews this week's news and journal reports featured on RheumNow.com. PsA v. non-PsA pregnancies, Still's disease, lupus, nutritional supplements and dietary interventions, use of cannabis, tanezumab in OA, CBD oils and more.

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Pregnancy Outcomes Improve in Lupus

Jul 09, 2019

Pregnancy for patients with lupus has long been considered high risk and associated with both medical and obstetric complications, but outcomes have improved over the last 2 decades and continue to improve. The large decline in in-hospital maternal mortality was greater for lupus pregnancies

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Predictors of Serious Infections with Rituximab

May 28, 2019

The risk of serious infectious events (SIE) with rituximab (RTX) is similar to that seen in other biologics (e.g., RA: 2% or 4.3/100PY), but with prolonged use the risk may change. Recent research says that low IgG levels, RTX induced neutropenia, prior SIE and comorbidities can significantly

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RheumNow Podcast – Richer or Poorer (5.17.19)

May 17, 2019

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com

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