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Articles By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.

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Eating for Rheumatoid Arthritis

21 February 2024

The majority of practicing rheumatologists at RheumNow Live were unaware of the new ACR guidelines issued in 2022 regarding dietary and lifestyle recommendations for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Monica Guma reviewed these guidelines during her lecture on the impact of diet on disease activity and therapeutic response.  

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Sex Disparities in PsA/SpA

13 February 2024

Dr. Eder delivered an illuminating talk at RheumNow Live 2024 on sex differences in psoriatic arthritis; the disease may manifest differently in men and women, and therapeutic responses may differ between the sexes.

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ICYMI: ACR Plenaries: Changing the Practice of Rheumatology

13 December 2023

Over the years of navigating the annual meeting, I found the sessions with the most impact to my practice were the Plenary Sessions. During these sessions, the latest research is presented, new ideas are floated, and old myths debunked. Here are the top ACR2023 Plenary abstracts I found impactful for my practice.

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ICYMI: The Heart of Lupus

04 December 2023

Few people are aware of the EULAR recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in SLE published in 2022.  The recommendations had 4 overarching principles: increase awareness of elevated cardiovascular risk, need for regular cardiovascular screening, assess and manage modifiable risk factors, and patient education. During ACR 2023 Convergence, several abstracts were presented evaluating the prevalence of CV disease and exploring new tools to predict CV disease.

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Do We Stop or Continue Treatment?

20 November 2023

Remission had been a dream, an elusive concept. But then, with the introduction of biologics, conventional synthetic and targeted synthetic DMARDS, patients are able to live longer and with a better quality of life. While these therapeutics have been helpful, they are expensive and carry potential side effects. The big question looms: Do we stop or continue treatment?

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Day 2 Report - ACR Plenaries: Changing the Practice of Rheumatology

14 November 2023

Over the years of navigating the annual meeting, I found the sessions with the most impact to my practice were the Plenary Sessions. During these sessions, the latest research is presented, new ideas are floated, and old myths debunked. Here are the top ACR2023 Plenary abstracts I found impactful for my practice.

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The Heart of Lupus

12 November 2023

Few people are aware of the EULAR recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in SLE published in 2022.  The recommendations had 4 overarching principles: increase awareness of elevated cardiovascular risk, need for regular cardiovascular screening, assess and manage modifiable risk factors, and patient education. During ACR 2023 Convergence, several abstracts were presented evaluating the prevalence of CV disease and exploring new tools to predict CV disease.

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Assessing Cardiovascular Risks: The Responsibility of the Rheumatologist

18 September 2023

In 2016, EULAR posted recommendations for the management of cardiovascular risks in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases. Three overarching principles emerged, but one caught my attention: “the rheumatologist is responsible for CV disease risk management.” It leaves no room for interpretation.

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An Opportunity to Say Yes

27 April 2023

Often, I am asked why I get to do all the fun stuff in rheumatology like blogging, traveling, meeting and interviewing interesting people, and collaborating in cool projects. How do I get those opportunities? Why am I involved in so many things? The answer: because I say, “Yes!”

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TNR: Private Practice & Academia

19 April 2023

In this session, our panelists addressed the big questions of: "How do I choose between private practice and academia?" and "How do I advance in my career?".

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