Friday, 22 Nov 2019

Anti-Rheumatic Rx

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06 Nov 2017 Social RT @DrBhana: Sales of cannabis in WA state exceed alcohol post legalization. #ACR17
26 Jun 2015 Social Review of Brand to Generics switching suggest mandatory switching may lead to adverse events, poor outcomes/adherence
26 Mar 2017 Social Corticosteroids are like Slinkys - once your start, you cant stop, and then there's the eventual let down & entanglement
14 Apr 2017 Social Can you use 20 mg x3d to distinguish betw RA & OA? 95 pt study shows responses in 50% of RA, 20% OA. PPV .77, NPV .7
13 Jul 2016 Social Small study of Bactrim in GPA (Wegeners) shows 25% relapse w/ continued Rx vs 45% relapse with Bactrim withdrawal.
31 Aug 2016 Social In DMARD-naive RA pts, MTX in combo (Triple DMARD or MTX+Biologic) is clinically & Xray superior to MTX alone
08 Nov 2017 Social RT @RichardPAConway: Excellent, methotrexate is not and strong trend towards being protective #ACR17
10 Apr 2016 Social Rheumatologists New Daily Practice Rules: 1) Give Hope, 2) Set Goals, 3) Establish the Rules. Pts will leave w/ certainty, not questions
21 Feb 2017 Social Prior Authorizations by GI docs- 63%use >25%FTE and 73% make > 5 calls (37% >10 calls) per day to payors
21 Jun 2016 Social @reinmd77 @Rheuma_suffolk Plaquenator sounds like a rheumatologic super-hero. I like this data but not enough to use HCQ alone in RA
23 Sep 2015 Social A new election issue - The cost of drugs is up >$100/person last year & pts are paying more on copays
06 Feb 2016 Social FDA advisory on traveling with medications. Check TSA site, <90d supply, need orig Rx or box w/ UR name & Drug name
19 Apr 2015 Social Phase II study 111 Behcets pts: Apremilast significantly lowered oral ulcers and pain vs PBO
29 Jul 2016 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: Prescription drug spending increased 12.2 percent to $297.7 billion in 2014, and is still growing.…
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @psufka: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy appears helpful for digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis #ACR17 @RheumNow #1704…
27 Feb 2016 Social Diabolical Negativism & the negative narrator in your head - How to manage patients who worry, wont do what's Rx
24 Oct 2016 Social 5 Big MTX Mistakes: Taking MTX : 1) daily (instead of weekly); 2) takes without Folate; 3) w/ renal failure, 4) without labs; & 5) w/ HBsAg+
26 Sep 2016 Social 5 severe PSS patients getting transplants were Rx w/ immunosuppressives; showed improvement in skin & lung function…
01 Apr 2016 Social Check out our new article: "Be the CEO of Your Health" #run #ceo #role
30 Oct 2015 Social Dr. Art Weinstein teaches 6-MP can be used in Liver Dz (used in PBC)- AZA is a 6-MP pro-drug; AZA to 6-MP conversion impaired w/ liver dz.