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English for the Biologically-Challenged (8.4.2023)

Aug 04, 2023

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.  This week highlights Veterans, Vegetarians and Antenatal Corticosteroids.

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SLE and Pregnancy Outcomes Obstetric complications and poor pregnancy outcomes are not uncommon in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially with active disease. https://t.co/ojFccY6kTT https://t.co/kJpIZP1kSd
SLE and Pregnancy Outcomes Obstetric complications and poor pregnancy outcomes are not uncommon in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially with active disease. https://t.co/BeCQYTq928 https://t.co/M6oILWfah1

SLE and Pregnancy Outcomes

Jul 17, 2023

Obstetric complications and poor pregnancy outcomes are not uncommon in women with SLE, especially with active disease.  A large Spanish cohort trials shows that term pregnancy is more likely before the diagnosis of SLE and that poorer pregnancy outcomes were associated with antibody positivity

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ICYMI: 25 Great Women in Rheumatology

Jul 04, 2023

I reached out to many leaders in rheumatology and asked: who are the great women in rheumatology who should be recognized? This was prompted by a smart article in Annals of Rheumatic Disease written by Drs. Tuhina Neogi (Boston) and Nicola Dalbeth (N. Zealand), entitled "Where are the women ‘

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Swedish registry study shows of 3629 children born to mothers with RA#, 70 (1.94%) were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD). If RA was dx before delivery, an increased risk of ASD (HR = 1.43), especially for seronegative RA (HR = 1.61) https://t.co/6OVZhkTdGc https://t.co/3VHhI7nfQm
Methotrexate - an old trusted friend who deserves better MTX has been used as the anchor drug for the treatment of RA and PsA for many years. It has been co-prescribed with biologics and JAKi in clinical trials and as well as in clinical practice. https://t.co/rSHsysJQ46 https://t.co/OKfBiMlqyg

Methotrexate - an old trusted friend who deserves better

Jun 06, 2023

Methotrexate (MTX) has been used as the anchor drug for the treatment of RA and PsA for many years. Despite our long experience with the use of MTX, one area that has remained uncertain is its effect on male fertility. There is now increasing evidence that cessation of MTX in males prior to

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Unmasking Lupus Pregnancy: Adherence and Drug Monitoring Dilemmas Preliminary data from a lupus pregnancy LEGACY cohort presented at #EULAR23 are alarming. Dr. Bella Mehta ( @bella_mehta ) shares more. https://t.co/cY2G4s4yR0 https://t.co/isepEb8OXD
In an early SpA (DESIR) cohort, the occurrence of a first pregnancy did not seem to increase the number of imaging abnormalities of the SIJ. Overall no significant changes in radiographic and MRI imaging abnormalities of the SIJ, Molto A, Abst#POS0303, #EULAR2023 @RheumNow

Unmasking Lupus Pregnancy: Adherence and Drug Monitoring Dilemmas

Risk of poor pregnancy outcomes in lupus patients continues to remain high, especially in the setting of high disease activity. Preliminary data from a lupus pregnancy LEGACY cohort presented at EULAR 2023 raise concern.

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✅Benefit of adding #HydroxyChloroquine #HCQ in refractory obstetric #APS #EULAR2023 poster https://t.co/dgGY496dbh
What happens to PsA in pregnancy? 1/3 with mod-severe disease Little evidence of change of disease activity in pregnancy Disease may increase post-partum Christina Chambers @mothertobaby #RNL2023 @RheumNow https://t.co/0QAxhHb45u https://t.co/zb0YSaqiOf
Pregnancy in PsA RheumNow Live 2023: Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine https://t.co/QR0Mb7F1x3 https://t.co/rj6HtoUTpE
Pregnancy in PsA RheumNow Live 2023: Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine https://t.co/ImgAwCvawE https://t.co/9GCZ1tBmkV

ICYMI: Psoriatic Arthritis and Pregnancy

May 08, 2023

Dr. Christina Chambers, an epidemiologist at the University of California San Diego and the principal investigator of MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies, reviewed the available data on psoriatic arthritis and pregnancy. There is little evidence at this time that pregnancy affects PsA, though studies

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Lupus During Pregnancy Carries Higher Maternal, Fetal Morbidity Risks

MedPage Today
May 03, 2023

Women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) had higher risks for maternal and fetal morbidity compared to those without the chronic autoimmune disorder, according to a nationwide analysis of U.S. data.



The 10-year study showed that patients with SLE had higher intrauterine growth

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25 Great Women in Rheumatology

Apr 26, 2023

This week I reached out to many leaders in rheumatology and asked: who are the great women in rheumatology who should be recognized? This was prompted by a smart article in Annals of Rheumatic Disease written by Drs. Tuhina Neogi (Boston) and Nicola Dalbeth (N. Zealand), entitled "Where are the

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Good Read - Oliver & Silman on "Why womenare predisposed to autoimmunediseases" - Gender - Age & peak hormonal status - Pregnancy & microchimerism - Genetics - X chromosome - Lifestyle & smoking https://t.co/vRXF1HUKNY https://t.co/R4xtzO0NaP
Dr. Megan E.B. Clowse discusses the differences in pregnancy planning for men and women with rheumatic disesase. https://t.co/KLyrGbYzJc https://t.co/E2Ep6BqvBN
Dr. Megan Clowse discusses the differences in pregnancy planning for men and women with rheumatic disease, with particular focus on medication use. Watch now. https://t.co/Ine8CdbZR4 https://t.co/7UnanlnQcC

Psoriatic Arthritis and Pregnancy

Mar 20, 2023

At RheumNow Live this weekend, Dr. Christina Chambers, an epidemiologist at the University of California San Diego and the principal investigator of MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies, reviewed the available data on psoriatic arthritis and pregnancy. There is little evidence at this time that

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Check out MothertoBaby fact sheets by the NIH and LactRX (by mother to baby) app for pregnancy, disease, and medications. Dr. C. Chambers highlighted this today at #RNL2023 @RheumNow
Approach to pregnancy in patients with PsA , By Dr.Chambers #RNL2023 ⁦@RheumNow⁩ https://t.co/8tSz7qbmQU
Preterm deliveries in PsA pregnancies were more pronounced with 1- first pregnancy. 2- Discontinuation of biologic prior to pregnancy. By Dr.Chambers #RNL2023 ⁦@RheumNow⁩ https://t.co/CxZh0ak4l0
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