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RheumNow Podcast - Speak Up! (6.18.2021)

Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush talks on education, engagement and the challenge of speaking up, if not first!

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Q-DAPSA for Measuring Disease Activity in PsA

Jun 10, 2021

Given its multiple domains, there remains much discussion over the best disease activity scoring method in PsA. The proverbial "holy grail" would be a measure that is quick, intuitive, domain comprehensive and validated.

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EULAR 2021 Best Abstracts - Day 1

Jun 09, 2021

RheumNow faculty reporters scoured the Posters and Presentations from virtual EULAR 2021.  Several of these are novel enough to be worthy of your consideration.  Below is the list of the six most often retweeted abstracts from Day 1.

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Fellow rheumatologists, make sure to take care of yourself! Latin America study ⭐️57% rheumatologists experienced burnout ⭐️associated with ⬇️age, ⬆️hours, ⬇️satisfaction, ⬇️happiness, ⬆️suicidal thoughts, income Abs#POS0302 #EULAR2021 @RheumNow

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Jun 06, 2021

EULAR 2021 – Day 1 Report

Jun 03, 2021

After the opening ceremonies and keynote speaker there were several enticing sessions and a plenary session full of great research and presentations.  Here are a few of the highlights that I saw.

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#EULAR2021: "I am an advocate for smart T2T, not a mathematical T2T approach." - Dr. Filip van den Bosch @RheumNow

Meral K. El Ramahi, MD @MeralElRamahiMD( View Tweet )

Jun 02, 2021

EULAR Guidelines on Intraarticular Therapy

May 26, 2021

EULAR has published evidence-based recommendations on the use of intra-articular therapies (IAT) based on the literature review and recommendations of a multidisciplinary international task force. These IAT recommendations apply to adult patients with peripheral arthropathies.


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Congress Slams AbbVie Over Price Hikes, 'Frivolous' Patents

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May 24, 2021

House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pummeled AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez for raising the price of two widely used drugs and for the company's "legally questionable" tactics to head off competition from biosimilars, despite pulling in healthy profits.

Much of Tuesday's House

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Great UTSW Rheum Grand Rounds by Dr. Dino Kazi on "Clinical Reasoning". Graphic shows stages of learning & Dunning Kruger effect describing gap of what we dont know but think we do know @UTSWRheum @UTSWIMchief @DinoKazi
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May 20, 2021
DASH study: ?effect of diet on BP in 459 adults given 1) USA diet; 2) Fiber, fruits, Veggie (FFV) or 3) DASH diet. Compared to typical American diet, DASH diet (less so FFV) reduced mean SUA 0.25 mg/dl (P=.004); moreso w/ higher SUA levels

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May 18, 2021

RheumNow Live 2021 Now Available for All

May 14, 2021

RheumNow Live (RNL) for 2021 was held March 20 - 21 in Fort Worth, TX, and now all can partake in the meeting - by video, podcast or by signing up for Tuesday Nite Rheumatology (TNR).

RNL has finished its 3rd year as a hybrid meeting, with the live meeting streamed to hundreds at home

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CDC: Fully Vaccinated Can Shed Masks and Resume Travel

May 13, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today updated COVID guidance such that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors, can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, 

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NSAID Safety with COVID-19 Infection

May 12, 2021

NSAIDs do not affect COVID outcomes; here we are nearly 16 months into the pandemic, and this is the common sense conclusion of a recent trial published in Lancet Rheumatology.

Early in the pandemic there was an unfounded directive from the French government suggesting that non-

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Drug Monitoring Ineffective with Infliximab Treatment

May 05, 2021

The predictive value of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) while on biologics is debateable; gastroenterology routinely relies on TDM, while rheumatologists do not. A randomized trial compared TDM to no TDM in patients receiving infliximab for chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (

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Uric Acid: A Major Player in the Metabolic Syndrome

May 03, 2021

An open source, free read from the European Journal of Internal Medicine discusses how uric acid has evolved from the toxic cause of gout and nephrolithiasis and evolved, by way of science, into a pleiotropic recidivist in the evolution of obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, renal disease,

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RheumNow Podcast – Uppers and Downers

Apr 30, 2021

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

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Dr. Charles Christian of HSS Honored

Apr 19, 2021

In the current issue of Annals of Rheumatic Disease, Dr. Peggy Crow honors the life and career of one the great, historic rheumatologists of all time: Dr. Charles Christian. For those interested in the history of rheumatology, mentoring and leadership, this is a good read. For those interested

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Planes, Trains and COVID Distancing

Apr 15, 2021

MMWR reports the risk of acquiring an infection with SARS-CoV-2 is reduced 23% to 57% when the middle seat was vacant (compared with full aircraft occupancy).

Recent months have seen a surge in airline traffic; coupled with the removal of open seating policies, these large

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NICE Guidelines on Chronic Pain Management

Apr 14, 2021

In the United Kingdom, where it is estimated that chronic pain affects one‑third to one‑half of the population, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has recently released an updated guideline on the management of chronic pain for people aged 16 years and over. This

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RheumNow Podcast – Mistakes with Steroids

Apr 08, 2021

Dr Jack Cush gives his spin on this week's RheumNews and Rheum Research from

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Rheumatology Care Derailed by COVID-19

Apr 06, 2021

A survey study from the  ArthritisPower PPRN or CreakyJoints database shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic patient care was substantially affected in unforeseen ways.

Data from the ArthritisPower Patient-Powered Research Network and CreakyJoints patient community were gathered by

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New podcast up! Download wherever podcasts are available. Upadacitinib Wins in PsA Dr Jack Cush reviews the news and Journal reports and takes "Back Talk" questions from viewers.
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Apr 05, 2021

US Senate Introduces the Safe Step Act

Apr 01, 2021

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today commended leaders in the United States Senate for introducing the bipartisan Safe Step Act of 2021 (S. 464), new legislation that would place reasonable limits on insurer use of step therapy. This troubling practice requires patients to first

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Future Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lessons Learned - RNL2021 Highlights

Mar 24, 2021

In case you missed it, RheumNow Live 2021 delivers what it promises: a good consistent program pack with high energy interactive learning. In the Day 1 learning pods, the audience was given a tour of the new drugs in development for RA. Several noteworthy ones were

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Liver Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis - RNL2021 Highlight

Mar 22, 2021

While rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not known to affect the liver directly, underlying liver disease and treatment-related effects on the liver can often become an obstacle in the management of many RA patients. In his Sunday presentation at RNL2021, Dr. Stanley Cohen detailed many issues

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