Monday, 16 Dec 2019

RA/Inflammatory arthritis

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09 Dec 2019 Social Serum Calprotectin levels were higher in the 157 RA pts who relapsed with DMARD withdrawal in the IMPROVED and RETRO Studies https://t.co/LBHDwuFuvM
09 Dec 2019 Social Achilles tendinitis Risk factors: 1) prior lower limb tendinopathy or Fx, 2) quinolones, 3) moderate alcohol, 4) cold weather training, 5) decr plantar flexor strength, 6) abnormal gait, 7) lateral foot roll-over 8) CrCl <60 in heart transplant pts. https://t.co/AS05AjDJ2C
09 Dec 2019 News Link Between Obstructive Lung Disease and Developing RA?
05 Dec 2019 Social Propensity Score–Matched Cohort claims study compared 11,248 matched pairs RA pts starting either abatacept or TNF inhibitor. ABA had a signficiantly lower risk of hospitalized infx compared to infliximab (HR 0.63), but equal SIE risk vs ETN or ADA. https://t.co/brid5dAdIh
04 Dec 2019 News Smoking Cessation Lowers RA Disease Activity and CV Risks
04 Dec 2019 Social Of 1757 systemic sclerosis patients in the EUSTAR study, 25% had diffuse SSc and 9% had current or previous digital gangrene, 16% had digital ulcers (DUs), not CV risk factors. https://t.co/31ypT1V1zO
04 Dec 2019 Social Meta-analysis of 30 studies shows that ACPA-positive RA patients are marginally more likely to achieve EULAR and ACR20 responses with abatacept (RR 1.18; 95% CI 1.03, 1.35), but not with TNFα-i (RR 0.97; 0.86, 1.10) (compared to ACPA-negative) https://t.co/V5CviFVSGt
02 Dec 2019 Social RT @philipcrobinson: If you needed more info that smoking isn’t great for #rheumatoid => Smoking cessation is associated with lower disease…
02 Dec 2019 Social ESPOIR cohort with 172 early seronegative #RA patients finds that early csDMARD use (within 3 mos of Sx) was more likely to predict better outcomes that other prognostic risk (clinical lab or imaging) factors https://t.co/76J93mZ2NH
02 Dec 2019 Social Case-control study of 821 #RA cases & comorbidities between 2009 - 2018 shows some occur after RA- epilepsy (OR 2.13), sleep apnea (1.49), pulm fibrosis (4.63); others predispose to RA, IBD (3.82), T1DM (3.07), VTE (1.80) https://t.co/OV1FsAtMH6
02 Dec 2019 News Apremilast Reduces Oral Ulcers in Behcet's Syndrome
30 Nov 2019 Social RT @jeffsparks: Our new review article is online detailing airway inflammation and RA pathogens is - Obstructive lung diseases and risk of…
28 Nov 2019 Social RT @JohnDavisIII: Great piece by @jeffsparks and team on the role of airway inflammation and the pathogenesis of RA. #rheumatoidarthritis #…
28 Nov 2019 Social RT @psufka: Abstr# 1161: Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of the shoulders showing inflammatory changes in pts with PMR. Helpful to diagnose and det…
28 Nov 2019 Slide of the day Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis
26 Nov 2019 Social NEW Guidelines for the Management of GCA from #ACR19 in one table 1. Recommend Temp Art. Bx over TA U/S for dx GCA 2. Pts should receive TCZ up front 3. Don't treat asymptomatic CRP, monitor patients closely Overall in line with my practice, though I'm pro TA U/S @EBRheum https://t.co/gP3Ta8wD1E
26 Nov 2019 Social 60%!!! - Thats the percentage of patients at @NIH's autoinflammatory disease (FEBRILE) cohort that are undifferentiated and do not have a specific disease diagnosis according to Dr. Amanda Ombrello. #ACR19 @hausmannMD
26 Nov 2019 News Systemic JIA-Associated Lung Disease
25 Nov 2019 Social One of the hardest things about PMR is getting a reliable diagnosis - no biomarker and no histopath. Imaging has potential, and my colleague @drceowen has made a simple algorithm for reliable/replicable PET/CT dx #ACR19 ABST0755 @drdavidliew https://t.co/XC5iLO2uE9 https://t.co/DHHW2bMMvm
25 Nov 2019 News Tapering Of Therapy In RA: Maybe Not So Aggressive Next Time