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.Read Article
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.
Although Rheumatology currently ranks 2nd or 3rd in specialty use of telemedicine - the vast
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 inRead Article
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.Read Article
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
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
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.Read Article
Arthritis & Rheumatology has publish an ACR Subcommittee report on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected fellows and their training.Read Article
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
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 discussRead Article
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 ofRead Article
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 theRead Article
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.Read Article
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 fromRead Article
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 expertsRead Article
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 RheumNow.com.Read Article
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 assessmentsRead Article
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 demandRead Article
This article was written by Dr. Milton Packer, who wonders why physicians are struggling to get their priorities straight.Read Article