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Podcast on Podcasting (6.24.22)

Jun 24, 2022

A tutorial on podcasting - what works and what does not, 7 keys to podcast success, who and what is it for, and more!

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Burnout Threatens the Rheumatology Workforce Conundrum

Jun 21, 2022

There is a shortage of rheumatologists in Canada and the recent 2020 Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Workforce and Wellness study shows that the shortage may be compounded by rheumatologist burnout, especially among young and female physicians. 

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Two Week Twitter (6.17.2022)

Jun 17, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush does a 2-week review of RheumNow Tweets on news and journal citations worth noting, along with some opinions on Telehealth, manpower, monkeypox and the price of drugs.

  1. Although Rheumatology currently ranks 2nd or 3rd in specialty use of telemedicine - the vast

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#Plenary OP0066. Consider Whipple Dz in pts inflammatory rheum dz Screen with PCR saliva/stool samples, confirm with duodenal bx or PCR on joint fluid. pts on doxycycline and HCQ can lead to rapid remission. @rheumnow
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Jun 01, 2022

A Day in the Life: Consults with a Rheumatology Fellow

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May 13, 2022

Join medical resident Siobhan Deshauer, MD, as she visits three hospitals for inpatient rheumatology. Watch the video or read the partial transcript below.  Siobhan Deshauer, MD, is an internal medicine resident in

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Making You the Expert of You! (Smart Rules for Patients)

May 10, 2022

You’ve scheduled an appointment with your medical provider - how do you make the most of it? We've gathered these tips and suggestions to share with patients.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake and Perceptions in Rheumatic Patients

Apr 21, 2022

Putman et al has reported vaccine survey results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (C19-GRA) in Lancet Rheumatology showing the uptake and vaccine hesitancy among people with rheumatic diseases (RMD).

Survey data from 7005 vaccinated and unvaccinated, adult RMD respondents from 102

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TNR - Controversies in PsA

Apr 20, 2022

Held on April 19, 2022, Tuesday Night Rheumatology: Controversies in PsA, featured a lively and informative panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Jack Cush.

The PsA Expert panelists included:

  • Dr. Dafna Gladman, Toronton

  • Dr. Joseph Merola, Boston

  • Dr. Peter
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Consensus Best Practices for Virtual Care in Rheumatology

Apr 13, 2022

The Canadian Rheumatology Association’s (CRA) Telehealth Working Group (TWG) has developed a series of best practice statements for the virtual care in adult and pediatric rheumatology patients.

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ACR Fellow Training Subcommittee Report on Pandemic Experiences

Apr 11, 2022

Arthritis & Rheumatology has publish an ACR Subcommittee report on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected fellows and their training. 

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ArthritisPower study of 332 #PsA pts finds patients are most bothered by joint pain, MSK pain & fatigue. Patients prefer oral, QD meds; 3/4 want Rx that improved joints vs skin; and would prefer to avoid MTX
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TNR Recap: What Patients Say about PsA

Apr 06, 2022

Watch this outstanding and informative Tuesday Nite Rheumatology, held on April 5th, 2022 which featured a Patient Perspectives panel discussion, hosted by Dr. Jack Cush.

PsA Panelists included:

- Tena Brown

- Christine Lindsay

- Ashley Krivohlavek

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PsA All the Way – Unmet Needs

Apr 01, 2022

Throughout the month of April 2022, RheumNow is introducing a new approach to education and information sharing – a campaign devoted to a single disease. Our first campaign is entitled PsA All the Way: RheumNow will escalate awareness on this topic, its unmet needs, clarify advances and discuss

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Environmental Pollutants Ups Autoimmune Disease Risk

Mar 16, 2022

An Italian environmental study shows that air pollution increases the risk of autoimmune diseases, in particular rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue diseases (CTDs) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Previously environmental pollutants have been linked to an increased risk of

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When Labs and Exam are Discordant A patient whose labs are way scary but her exam is not QD Clinic is sponsored by (March 19 & 20, 2022 in Las Colinas, Texas)
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Mar 04, 2022
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2021 Top Articles from Arthritis & Rheumatology

Mar 02, 2022

The ACR journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, has publish a listing of top articles in 2021 as measured by Altmetric, an online service that tracks what gets "clicked" and discussed.  Interestingly, this includes 4 guidelines and 5 COVID-related papers. Many of these are included in the

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Updated ACR/AAHKS Guidelines on Drug Use in Knee & Hip Arthroplasty Patients

Feb 28, 2022

The American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons released a summary of their updated guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty.

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Medscape: Physician Burnout Report 2022

Feb 23, 2022

The annual Medscape Physician Burnout & Depression survey has been published for 2022 and Rheumatology burnout stats have improved, now ranking 10th (middle of the pack). 

The survey included over 13000 physicians from 29 specialties. While burnout amongst physician increased from

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RA: Still a Clinical Diagnosis

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Feb 22, 2022

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the joints, characterized by pain, swelling, and ultimately, if inadequately treated, joint destruction. Despite recent advances in laboratory testing and imaging, the diagnosis of RA remains a clinical one, according to experts

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ICYMI: Dr Steen's recipe to dealing with digital ulcers.#RWCS2022 @RWCSmtg
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Feb 20, 2022
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Hand OA and Heroes in Rheumatology (2.11.2022)

Feb 11, 2022

Interesting reports this week about dementia, who gets hand OA and a great list of women Heroes and Pillars of Rheumatology. Tune in as Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from this past week in

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Recommendations on Telemedicine in Rheumatology

Feb 10, 2022

The integration of Telemedicine in to rheumatologic care was ignited by pandemic restrictions in early 2020 and since the advantages and disadvantages have been debated. Disadvantages included limitations based on technology (especially in older and non-priviledged groups), exam assessments

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Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce Shortages

Feb 03, 2022

Two recent analyses from the USA and Canada point to a significant unmet need with regard to pediatric rheumatologists.

The 2015 pediatric rheumatology workforce in the US was evaluated by the American College of Rheumatology, estimating the Pediatric rheumatology supply and demand

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Who is Your Glue? Surely you have used or heard of “<the person> who was the glue that held the family together”. Read on…
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Jan 20, 2022

Why Are Physicians Silent About Outrageous Drug Prices?

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Jan 14, 2022

This article was written by Dr. Milton Packer, who wonders why physicians are struggling to get their priorities straight.

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