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Articles By David Liew

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Warfarin and End-Stage Osteoarthritis

By David Liew
18 November 2020

Dr. David Liew discusses abstract #0934 - "Warfarin Use and Risk of Knee and Hip Replacements" - presented at the 2020 ACR annual meeting.

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Erosions on X-ray: can we delegate this to the computers?

By David Liew
12 November 2020

The prospect of automating hand x-ray scoring reliably has always been an enticing one, and data presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Convergence 2020 suggest this might be in reach in the near future – opening up the prospect of automatic x-ray scoring

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Building an ACR Annual Meeting for the Whole World

By David Liew
06 November 2020

For many rheumatologists around the world, coming to America was a pilgrimage of sorts. A long journey and an expensive exercise but a worthy one – a fundamentally human exchange of ideas, where the person next to you could be from Arkansas, Alberta, or Amsterdam, but equally from Argentina, Algeria, Azerbaijan, or even Australia. So how (dare I say, on earth) do we translate that to our electronic screens?

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Serum calprotectin: a better biomarker in ANCA-associated vasculitis?

By David Liew
10 June 2020

Flares in ANCA-associated vasculitis are difficult to predict, but serum calprotectin may help predict relapse and renal failure, according to data presented at the EULAR 2020 virtual meeting this week.

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Rheumatic Immune-Related Adverse Events: Not Just Another IrAE

By David Liew
27 November 2019

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events can start at almost any time after the commencement after immune checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy for cancer, and are liable to persist long after the immunotherapy has ceased, according to data presented at ACR 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Hepatitis C-Related Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis

By David Liew
19 November 2019

Flares of vasculitis can still be a problem after hepatitis C-related cryoglobulinemic vasculitis patients are cured of their hepatitis C by direct-acting antivirals, as demonstrated by data from four registries presented at ACR 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Ultrasound Reveals Which Anti-CCP Positive Patients Progress to Arthritis 

By David Liew
02 July 2019

Editor's note: July 1 - 5, RheumNow is running the best of the EULAR 2019 meeting. Power Doppler signal on baseline ultrasound exam may well help stratify anti-CCP positive patients with musculoskeletal symptoms but no clinical synovitis, according to data from the Leeds Institute of Rhe

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Understanding Non-arthritic Rheumatic iRAEs

By David Liew
17 June 2019

A better understanding of rheumatic immune-related adverse event phenotypes beyond inflammatory arthritis has been furthered by work from three abstracts presented at EULAR 2019 in Madrid.

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Ultrasound Reveals Which Anti-CCP Positive Patients Progress to Arthritis 

By David Liew
14 June 2019

Power Doppler signal on baseline ultrasound exam may well help stratify anti-CCP positive patients with musculoskeletal symptoms but no clinical synovitis, according to data from the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine presented at EULAR 2019.

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Imaging Reveals Anatomical Focus of Inflammation in PMR

By David Liew
30 October 2018

Two studies presented at ACR18 have used imaging to examine one of the key unanswered questions in polymyalgia rheumatica - what structures are the focus of inflammation in the disease – and demonstrated that peritendineal involvement is ubiquitous in and distinctive of PMR.

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