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COVID-19 in Pregnant Rheumatic Women

Jan 10, 2022

The Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) has studied the outcomes of women with rheumatic disease who were pregnant at the time of infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).



The GRA database of rheumatic patients also includes information about pregnancy; further obstetric

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Best of 2021: Jack of All Subspecialties

Dec 31, 2021

It's great to be a rheumatologist, but boy, it's getting harder and harder. You have to be a jack of all trades. You have to be good at cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, vaccination, inflammatory bowel disease - it just never ends. This and more, as Dr. Cush summarizes more than a dozen

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Best of 2021: Tofacitinib Safety Concerns

Dec 29, 2021

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

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Best of 2021: Potential Birth Defects with Hydroxychloroquine

Dec 23, 2021

HCQ is one of the safest meds used in rheumatology, but new claims data suggests a small increase in the risk of malformations associated with first-trimester HCQ use. The March 2021 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology studied the risk of major congenital malformations

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Indications Awaiting (12.17.21)

Dec 17, 2021

There's good news and bad news in rheumatology fellowship matching for 2022.  There's also new FDA approvals and indications, but a new serious safety warning has arisen from the CDC about the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. 

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the latest news, journal reports, regulatory

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Pregnancy Outcomes in PsA, SpA, RA: Dr. Rachel Tate ( @uptoTate) reviews abstracts #0369, #1722 and #1730 presented at the ACR21 annual meeting.https://t.co/kUQReWtEdO https://t.co/MZ9Fe1Ms3N
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )
Nov 30, 2021
Infection Risk in Offspring Exposed to Biologics: Dr. Rachel Tate ( @uptoTate)https://t.co/oYpKpCix7Q https://t.co/0yIk9Qhc1h
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Nov 26, 2021
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Safety of Psoriatic Biologics in Pregnancy

Nov 24, 2021

Little is known about the safety of newer biologic use during pregnancy, especially in patients who either conceive while on a biologic or must remain on a biologic during pregnancy (often the case with IBD and inflammatory arthritis). A report from ACR 2021 (Abstract 1713) examined the risk

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SpA & Pregnancy Outcomes? ➡️SpA pts txed w/ bDMARDs at conception are not at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to those w/o bDMARD ➡️Stopping bDMARDs after conception assoc w/ ↑ dz activity during pregnancy + after birth & ↑flares Abst#1730 #ACR21 @RheumNow https://t.co/Y4c7vI0cgS
Meral K. El Ramahi, MD @MeralElRamahiMD( View Tweet )
Nov 09, 2021
RHEKISS registry: SpA pts on bDMARDs at conception are NOT at inc. risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Discontinuation of bDMARDs after conception is assoc'd w/ inc. dz activity during/after pregnancy & flare risk. Abs 1730 #ACR21 #RheumNow @RheumNow https://t.co/b2wI9GZios https://t.co/wsuvv3hF0v
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Nov 09, 2021
Pregnant pts w/ PsA, but not AxSpA, at increased risk of pre-eclampsia. In RA pregnancies, pre-eclampsia risk increases w/ dz severity prior/during pregnancy. We need to discuss potential risks w/ pts and OB team. Abs 1722 #ACR21 #RheumNow @RheumNow https://t.co/yeQmNAZ1jV https://t.co/cBfeVKQHfr
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Nov 09, 2021
No clear excess risk for offspring exposed in-utero to, VED or TNFi's. UST showed infection signal BUT w/ wide CIs. We need more research re: biologics and placental transmission potential/subsequent risks. Abs 1713 #ACR21 #RheumNow #ACRbest @RheumNow https://t.co/W3K5uDyHlC

Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )

Nov 09, 2021
#ACR21 #Abstr1492 Could gut microbiome contribute to Anti-Ro+/autoimmunity in #lupus? Analyses of 125 stool samples from mother of children with neonatal lupus and/or heart block revealed its potential role in genetic-environment interaction @RheumNow https://t.co/FnJtZJSCRj https://t.co/ttRdP9NIrG
Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof @Yuz6Yusof( View Tweet )
Nov 09, 2021
Meds men with rheum dz can use while trying to getting their partners pregnant #acr21 ⁦@RheumNow⁩ https://t.co/RlcPakappk
TheDaoIndex @KDAO2011( View Tweet )
Nov 07, 2021
Review of ACR Reproductive Guidelines by Dr. Talabi #ACR21 #ACRAmbassador https://t.co/x2xCSnxpJ2
Veena Katikineni @VeenaRheumMD( View Tweet )
Nov 07, 2021
"Healthier moms lead to healthier babies. This is how I frame the discussion regarding medications and PsA in my practice (with regard to reproductive health)." Dr. Talabi #ACR21 @RheumNow #RheumNow

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Nov 07, 2021
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ACR21 Best Abstracts - Day 1

Nov 07, 2021

The RheumNow faculty have been glued to their monitors all day, watching video, and running down abstract presentations to find the best – several of these stood out as #ACRBests. Here is a listing of “Best” they saw on Day 1.

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Dr B Bermas noted AAP guidelines say avoid MTX while breastfeeding, but the literature show very little MTX crosses breast milk. Dr Sammaritano stated that is true, but we don’t know how much MTX accumulates,though. #acr21 @rheumnow @UTSWRheum https://t.co/9I7HszorEO
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Nov 06, 2021
Would you allow a pt to continue MTX while breastfeeding? #acr21 @rheumnow

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Nov 06, 2021
#ACR2021 Dr. L Sammaritano shows evidence for using belimumab during breastfeeding @RheumNow https://t.co/kDXXauoOZQ
Donald Thomas, MD @lupuscyclopedia( View Tweet )
Nov 06, 2021
Remember: IUDs are the easiest contraception to recommend to SLE patients... Sammaritano lecture going on now #ACR2021 @RheumNow https://t.co/ZGRFIZyf5h
Donald Thomas, MD @lupuscyclopedia( View Tweet )
Nov 06, 2021
Irish registry of AS pts included 76 women who were pregnant ⭐️58% uncomplicated, 41.9% complicated, 11% multiple complications ⭐️frequency of miscarriage ⬆️ ⭐️complications included C-section, preterm, NICU admission #ACR21 @RheumNow Abs#369 https://t.co/90dolEeTIw
Robert B Chao, MD @doctorRBC( View Tweet )
Nov 06, 2021
Lupus Nephritis in pregnancy: @HopkinsRheum Petri recommendations ⭐️AZA safe for LN, with tacro if needed ⭐️❌Voclosporin (alcohol content) ⭐️Belimumab uncertain @Rheumnow #ACR21 Great Debate
Nov 06, 2021
#ACR21 #ACR2021 Rheumatology Reproductive Health 👉🏻 Biologics and breast milk 👉🏻 Good vaccine response with TNFi (like with covid vaccines ) 👉🏻 ustekimumab seems safe in pregnancy 👉🏻 Tofacitinib/ small molecules may cross placenta/ be in breast milk ➡️ contraindicated in preg/BF https://t.co/qk3sLR4QHz
EnvisionRheumat @ERheumat( View Tweet )
Nov 06, 2021
ASRI data: high frequency of pregnancy and fetal complications (miscarriage, c-section, early delivery, NICU admission) in AxSpA pts. We need more studies regarding risks/tx/outcomes/breastfeeding guidance. Abs 0369 #ACR21 #RheumNow @RheumNow https://t.co/4BR2ZPPjyB https://t.co/qyTwtfEMMy
Dr. Rachel Tate @uptoTate( View Tweet )
Nov 06, 2021
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