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RheumNow Podcast – Good Time Charlie…. (10.16.20)

Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush sings the news and journal reports from the past week on

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1) If you are have diffuse scleroderma and have previously participated in a clinical trial, we need your help! You will be asked to watch video tutorial and answer a survey which will take you 20 minutes to complete. the study is supported by @WeAreSRUK @scleroderma @srfcure

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Oct 06, 2020

Slow Lung Decline Typical in Systemic Sclerosis

Sep 30, 2020

The interstitial lung disease that develops in a subset of patients with systemic sclerosis tends to be heterogeneous, with the majority of patients experiencing a slow pattern of decline in lung function, analysis of outcomes in the European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) database

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Novel Biologic Promising in Mid-Stage Scleroderma Trial

Sep 29, 2020

The anti-interleukin agent romilkimab showed significant benefits on skin fibrosis among patients with systemic sclerosis in a phase II trial, researchers reported.

At week 24, the least squares mean change from baseline on the modified Rodnan skin score was -4.76 for patients

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RheumNow Podcast – Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriatic Disease (9.25.20)

Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and Journal articles from the past week on

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Romilkimab Effective in Early Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis

Sep 24, 2020

A phase II study of patients with early diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc) has demonstrated improvement in SSc skin outcomes by targeting T cells and fibrosis with the bispecific monoclonal antibody romilkimab (RMK).

Romilkimab is an engineered, humanised, bispecific immunoglobulin-G4

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Is Mortality Improving in Systemic Sclerosis?

Aug 16, 2020

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a progressive autoimmune disorder that causes premature death, usually from lung, GI, or renal disease. While treatment efforts have been frustrating advances in care may have altered the risk of death according to population data showing that while SSc mortality

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The RheumNow Podcast is up - Top 13 Rheumatology Centers in the US; anakinra & colchicine in COVID, unload the loading dose, CB2 in Scleroderma.

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Aug 02, 2020
Spanish registry of 3679 SLE pts finds 13.6% had polyautoimmunity (SLE plus another autoimmune Dz), Dx as thyroiditis (8%), Sjogrens (14%) secondary APS (14%).

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Jul 31, 2020

RheumNow Podcast - Top 13 Rheumatology Centers (7-31-20)

Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and TOP 13 list of Best Rheumatology Hospitals.

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RheumNow Podcast is Up! Listen to Fauci! Watch it here>> or Listen to the Podcast>>

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Jul 17, 2020

RheumNow Podcast – LTF – Listen to Fauci (7.17.20)

Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, tweets and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow. Let's dig into this week's 14 highlights.

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Ghent Univ experience and literature review shows that diffuse and localized scleroderma occurs in 2.4 to 7.4% often with Raynauds (6/8), scleroderma pattern on nailfold videocapillaroscopy and SSc-specific autoantibodies

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Jul 16, 2020

Virtual EULAR 2020 Round Up

Jun 12, 2020

In this week's podcast, Drs. Artie Kavanaugh and Jack Cush present highlights from the virtual EULAR2020 meeting held June 3-6, 2020. Featured reports include the SELECT-CHOICE study, the EXCEED trial, Avacopan in AAV, BeST mortality outcomes, BLISS-LN study, biosimilars and tofa in systemic

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Day 3 - Top 5 from EULAR 2020

Jun 10, 2020

These were my top abstracts from Thursday, 4th of June at EULAR 2020:

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Day 2 – Top 5 from EULAR 2020

Jun 09, 2020

These were my top abstracts from Thursday, 4th of June at EULAR 2020.

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Yet another NEGATIVE Trial in Hand OA. Add Hand OA to the list that Includes Scleroderma, Sjogrens and CRPS as untreatable diseases with large unmet needs!

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Jun 05, 2020

First Look at COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry

Jun 01, 2020

Gianfresco et al have published the first peer-reviewed analysis of COVID-19 infected, rheumatic disease patients entered into the Rheumatology Global Alliance registry; showing that a) rheumatic disease patient can be infected with COVID-19, b) that DMARD and biologic use has no apparent effect

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Systemic Sclerosis Future Therapies and Outcome Measures

May 19, 2020

Nagaraja, Khanna and colleagues have published an overview of current and future therapies in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and have reviewed the potential outcome measures for this difficult autoimmune disorder. Notably there have been several novel agents studied in recent years,

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RheumNow Podcast – The Beat Goes On (5.8.20)

May 07, 2020

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

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Lenabasum Encouraging in Systemic Sclerosis

Apr 30, 2020

The oral cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) agonist lenabasum showed promising results for systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a phase II study.

At week 16, the American College of Rheumatology Combined Response Index in diffuse cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis (CRISS) increased to 0.33 among

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RheumNow Podcast – In Times of Trouble (4.24.20)

Apr 24, 2020

Dr Jack Cush reviews the news, journal reports, twitter feed and COVID developments from the past week on

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Treatment of Statin-induced anti-HMGCR myopathy

Jan 10, 2020

Statin-induced myositis, often with anti-HMGCR autoantibodies can be difficult to manage, Arthritis Research & Therapy yhas published the experience of 55 patient with HMGCR myopathy, demonstrating that while steroid management may be reasonable in select patients, the use of

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CRP in SSc: Identifying a Severe Phenotype

Dec 12, 2019

Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) who have persistent inflammation -- characterized by consistently elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) -- have more severe disease and worse outcomes, a retrospective study confirmed.

In a cohort of 131 patients, those with the inflammatory

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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

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