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Articles By Jack Cush, MD

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Curbside Consults (2.16.2024)

16 February 2024

Dr. Jack Cush answers audience clinical case questions sent by email or "ask Cush anything". Cases and questions from:

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APIPPRA Trial: Abatacept in at-risk rheumatoid arthritis patients

15 February 2024

Abatacept has been studied in seropositive clinically suspect arthralgia patients (at risk for rheumatoid arthritis) and shows the potential to delay or prevent the disease. 

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Oral IL-23 Inhibitor Effective in Psoriasis

09 February 2024

The NEJM has published the results of the FRONTIER 1 trial demonstrating the efficacy of JNJ-77242113, an oral interleukin-23 (IL-23) receptor antagonist peptide, in patients with psoriasis (PSO). 

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VITAL Info on Autoimmune Disease (2.9.2024)

09 February 2024

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Highlights are summarized by three songs: "Stairway to Heaven", "You're No Good", and "How Long (has this been going on)".

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Poly-Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis

08 February 2024

Refractory of difficult to treat (D2T-RA) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) comprises a minority of patients that can be categorized by clinical and imaging parameters to formulate a better therapeutic approach. 

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Inflammatory Arthritis in Systemic Sclerosis is Problematic

08 February 2024

Inflammatory arthritis (IA) is a common manifestation in systemic sclerosis (SSc), affecting nearly one-third of patients.

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VITAL Study - Autoimmune Prevention Requires Continued Supplements

07 February 2024

In the 2 years that followed the termination of the VITAL study, the preventative effect of vitamin D on incident autoimmune disease disappeared with supplement discontinuation; but n-3 fatty acid treated individuals had a sustained benefit in reducing the risk of autoimmune disease.

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Determinants of Gout Flares

06 February 2024

Approximately 12 million US adults in the US have gout. Two recent literature reports highlight contributors to gout flares.

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Racial and Ethnic Determinants of Psoriatic Arthritis

05 February 2024

A study from a large metropolitan registry of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients showed several racial and/or ethnic groups are underrepresented and demonstrate differences in disease activity.

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Leaving Academia (2.2.24)

01 February 2024

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. This week we discuss hipsters undergoing hip replacement, pregnancy outcomes in RA and the future of academic clinicians.

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