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RT @yuz6yusof #EULAR2024 OP0180 Can we safely taper GC in #lupus patients who are in remission? Single study in Italy showed in pts with SLEDAI=0 + pred =<5mg/d + stable IS/HCQ, GC discontinuation after proper tapering appeared safe and was associated with a low risk of flare

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RT @drminidey OP0165- incidence & risk factors of D2T RA in an early RA cohort Factors assoc with D2T RA: 🩸 Seropositivity 🦴 Erosions 📈 Disease activity 📊 D2T pts have higher steroid doses & more commonly develop iatrogenic-related #comorbidities, e.g. osteoporosis

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JAK Inhibitors in Giant Cell Arteritis

Trials are underway evaluating the potential benefits of JAK inhibitors (JAKi) in giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients who are refractory to standards of care. An observational real-

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EULAR 2024 Rheumatology Roundup (6.21.2024)

Drs. Artie Kavanaugh and Jack Cush discuss highlights from the EULAR 2024 meeting in Vienna

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Update on low-dose glucocorticoids in SLE GC have been the mainstay of treatment in SLE for nearly 75 yrs. GC induce anti-inflammatory effects, quickly relieve symptoms, and reduce mortality in life-threatening flares through various actions. https://t.co/uEtWftvwEz https://t.co/nJlpELMj5W
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Voclosporin and Steroids in Lupus Nephritis Dr. Jack Cush reports on abstract OP0059 presented at Eular 2024 in Vienna, Austria. https://t.co/y9QPieV0py https://t.co/GzwntEJLve
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EULAR 2024 – Day 4 Report

The final day of EULAR 2024 was rich in posters, Late-breaking oral presentations and EULAR updates and recommendations.  Below is a synopsis of the half-day's action.

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Update on low-dose glucocorticoids in SLE

Glucocorticoids (GC) have been the mainstay of treatment in SLE for nearly three quarters of a century. GC induce a range of anti-inflammatory effects, quickly relieve some symptoms and lower mortality in some life-threatening flares. However, they also have multiple side effects that limit the

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PMR patients get too much steroid. Data across 27 million people in England, n=39,438 with PMR. The blue are getting more pred than guidelines. Like everything in rheum: we need to be giving less pred, not more. Lumping PMR in with GCA won’t help. #EULAR2024 POS0411 @RheumNow https://t.co/bsi3lrAafm
David Liew @drdavidliew( View Tweet )
Steroids are often started before pts see a rheumatologist This associates with long-term low-dose steroid use Need better collaboration between referrers and rheum to reduce this avoidable steroid burden POS0137 @RheumNow #EULAR2024

Mrinalini Dey @DrMiniDey( View Tweet )

« Glucocorticoids are such old drugs and we still use them so much » says Josef Smolen Summary slide from « 75th anniversary of GCd, what have we learnt? » @RheumNow #EULAR2024 https://t.co/XSRt44zupw
Aurelie Najm @AurelieRheumo( View Tweet )
EULAR guidelines for screening for TB in rheumatic disease patients #EULAR2024 https://t.co/jaixl8lGkY
Jilaine Bolek Berquist @BolekBerqui( View Tweet )
POS0277: proof of concept: Prophlx with canakinumab x 1 dose rather than steroids/colch/NSAIDS when starting pegloticase with MTX in pts with active, refractory gout: 11 pts: #gout flares 0 (compared 54% in MIRROR-C), infusion rxn 0, no safety signal @rheumnow https://t.co/4qFnQTOuq0
TheDaoIndex @KDAO2011( View Tweet )
The fracture risk with glucocorticoids is dose dependent. Lems W #EULAR2024 @RheumNow https://t.co/TGjKu1vfXx
Dr. Antoni Chan @synovialjoints( View Tweet )
I was allocated to bring down the warning, & I did apologise up front to both the EMA and Janet #EULAR2024. It's a tough gig regulating impactful medicines with risk-benefit, especially when our world is full of other medicines with risk-benefit trade-offs (like prednisolone). 2/ https://t.co/6YPhYHbhg8
David Liew @drdavidliew( View Tweet )
#EULAR2024 OP0124 EULAR recommended target oral Pred =<5mg/d. Should the threshold of LLDAS be changed to LLDAS5? Multicentre study showed the protection gained from mortality, irreversible organ damage accrual and flare was no different btw the two targets @RheumNow #EULARBEST https://t.co/GbP25tTmX8
Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof @Yuz6Yusof( View Tweet )
#EULAR2024 OP0180 Can we safely taper GC in #lupus patients who are in remission? Single study in Italy showed in pts with SLEDAI=0 + pred =<5mg/d + stable IS/HCQ, GC discontinuation after proper tapering appeared safe and was associated with a low risk of flare @RheumNow https://t.co/8IIgPuZUrF
Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof @Yuz6Yusof( View Tweet )
OP0165- incidence & risk factors of D2T RA in an early RA cohort Factors assoc with D2T RA: 🩸 Seropositivity 🦴 Erosions 📈 Disease activity 📊 D2T pts have higher steroid doses & more commonly develop iatrogenic-related #comorbidities, e.g. osteoporosis #EULAR24 @RheumNow

Mrinalini Dey @DrMiniDey( View Tweet )

Can you ⬇️ #Glucocorticoids or #immunesuppressive in #SLE & change am’t of damage From Asia Pacific #lupus collab (Biologics not included) Compared 7.5 mg #prednisone or less Or DMARD 1/2 flared after LLDAS ⬇️dose didn’t prevent damage #EULAR2024 @eular_org @RheumNow https://t.co/QmjEz87Cvw

Janet Pope @Janetbirdope( View Tweet )

GC treatment duration for <90 and 90 to 360 days is associated with a higher risk of cumulative SI compared to nonexposed, especially the first year but also up to two years since first visit in RA patients. Maximum RR for <90 days is observed at 8 months since first visit (RR:… https://t.co/ecK2ylqrRk https://t.co/IQ5QQjExYQ
Dr. Antoni Chan @synovialjoints( View Tweet )
🌎 Global disparities in steroid prescribing in #SLE 💊 HCQ assoc with decreased steroid use 📈 Other contributing factors may be prevalence, severity & phenotype of disease, plus access to DMARDs & biologics 📍SLE poster tour 15:30 TODAY #EULAR2024 Abs #POS0013 @RheumNow https://t.co/7pL8kpeqOs
Mrinalini Dey @DrMiniDey( View Tweet )
Medicare & Optum claims data study of 2851 #RA pts w/ breast cancer (BC). In 3 mos before BC 27028% received bDMARDs. W/in 1st 3 yrs post-BC Dx 24-26% were receiving bDMARDs. 70% of RA pts on steroids without change w/ time https://t.co/51NcXv0xyc https://t.co/461NZiFvDO
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow( View Tweet )

Upside/Downside of Steroids in Lupus Nephritis

A systematic review of randomized clinical trials of patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN) demonstrates both the benefits and harms to early glucocorticoid (GC) regimens on lupus outcomes. 

This meta-analysis of the control arms of 50 RCTs

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"Don't You Know Who I am?" (5.17.2024)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past 2 weeks. This week's question: can we prevent gout, ILD or psoriasis?

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Antacids can Diminish Bone Density

EurekAlert!

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a specific class of antacid drugs, are among the most widely used medications of all. They are frequently prescribed to many groups of patients, including those with rheumatism. PPIs are used to prevent the stomach problems that can arise from taking certain

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