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Articles By Rachel Tate, DO

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Q-DAPSA for Measuring Disease Activity in PsA

By Rachel Tate, DO
10 June 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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New GRAPPA 2021 PsO and PsA Treatment Recommendations

By Rachel Tate, DO
04 June 2021

The evidence-based recommendations from the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis were presented at #EULAR2021.

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HLA B27 Iritis - RNL 2021 Highlights

By Rachel Tate, DO
31 March 2021

The Spondyloarthritis Advances pod presented during the RheumNow Live 2021 conference featured three speakers, including an excellent lecture by Dr. Robert Wang, ophthalmology, on HLA B27 iritis and practical tips for rheumatologists. 

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RWCS Highlights - Day 4

By Rachel Tate, DO
16 February 2021

As another year at RWCS in Maui wrapped up, I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to participate remotely. Here are my day 4 #RWCS2021 pearls from the Novel Therapies Year in Review (RA, SLE, OA); novel concepts in pediatric rheumatology; and post-COVID telerheumatology sessions.

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RWCS Highlights - Day 3

By Rachel Tate, DO
15 February 2021

Day 3 report from the 2021 RWCS meeting in Maui (and virtually) includes pearls from the PsA 2020 Year in Review; fact vs. fiction on evidence based medicine: diet and rheumatic diseases; hot topics in allergy/immunology; and pediatric rheumatology highlights.

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RWCS Highlights - Day 2

By Rachel Tate, DO
12 February 2021

As I attend RWCS virtually, I am always amazed by the amount of thought that goes into preparing great talks geared toward busy clinicians. Today, I am highlighting a few more pearls that you may find interesting as well.

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RWCS Highlights - Day 1

By Rachel Tate, DO
11 February 2021

The 2021 Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium launched yesterday as a hybrid meeting. As always, this conference lends itself to data for the practical clinician. Here are my pearls about new developments in RA, checkpoint inhibitors and IV IgG taken from several sessions presented on Day 1.

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ACIP Recommendations for Pfizer Vaccine Candidate

By Rachel Tate, DO
07 December 2020

The CDC advisory panel, ACIP, has voted and declared that the first wave of vaccines should go to the front line healthcare workers and elderly residents in long term care facilities as part of Phase1a. The decision was not unanimous.

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The Vaccine Review Process and why you should know it

By Rachel Tate, DO
16 November 2020

There is much controversy regarding vaccine safety and efficacy in the United States. Prior to COVID19, there were populations who lacked confidence in vaccination for any number of reasons. Dr.

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Six Things Rheumatologists Need to Know About COVID-19

By Rachel Tate, DO
06 November 2020

From flu shots and face masks to vaccines and searching for the immunological endotype, here are six things rheumatologists need to know about COVID-19.

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