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EULAR 2024 – Day 2 Report (A Difficult RA Day)

Day 2 at EULAR 2024 was a big poster day for many with several good sessions and oral presentations on Preventing RA, new vasculitis therapies and a session devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Moll & Wright Criteria.

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EULAR 2024 - Day 1 Report

Wednesday was Day One at EULAR 2024 in Vienna. While the day was a slow start, the poster halls and auditoriums quickly filled with thousands of rheumatologists, eager to reunite at this international educational forum. Below are a few of my favorites from Day 1.

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Cush EHR is Down Still

The EHR is Down! $@&#!

The advantage to patient care without the crutch of an EHR. What do you do?

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Is Cannabis Safe? (6.7.2024)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews FDA approval, news and journal articles -- and it’s the week before EULAR 2024 in Vienna!!

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Cannabis Use is Common, But is it Safe?

Two current JAMA reports suggest that cannabis use is not only common, but that if heavily used may increase mortality rates.

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Molecular Profile for Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study led by the University of Córdoba, the Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research and the Rheumatology Department at the Reina Sofía University Hospital in Córdoba has managed to establish, for the first time, the molecular profile of those patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have a higher risk of suffering cardiovascular events.

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2023 EULAR classification criteria for hand osteoarthritis

A EULAR consensus group has established classification criteria for overall hand osteoarthritis (OA) and its subtypes (interphalangeal OA and thumb base OA).The criteria require two mandatory criteria to be met:

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ACR Calls on CMS for Enhanced Transparency & Reporting

The American College of Rheumatology has submitted its response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information and feedback from stakeholders on how best to enhance Medicare Advantage data capabilities and increase public transparency.

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Role of Diet in Gout Risk

Diet has long been influential in gout care and risks. A large cohort study has shown that plant-based diets may reduce the risk of developing gout. This prospective study assessed the risk of developing incident gout based on consumption of healthy and unhealthy plant-based diets.

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ACR’s Run at Goliath (PCPs) (5.31.2024)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the journal reports and articles from this past week on RheumNow.com. The ACR (and Cush) address their new website designed to educate PCPs and APPs - what do you think?

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