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Study from China finds that hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) was a rare (4.2%) but fatal (77.8%) complication in myositis patients (DM, PM, or CADM). Risk factors include baseline Dz activity, worsening ILD and infection https://t.co/QDN1DYzl5p

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2 hours 30 minutes ago
How are you consuming Virtual CME Rheumatology conferences

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6 hours 26 minutes ago
Study from NY shows that Death rates from COVID-19 have dropped (in hospitalized pts) from a high of 27% down to 3%. Partly because a younger, healthier are now getting infected, arriving @ hospital w/ less-severe Sxs. Also improved COVID medical care https://t.co/8aFuVHUDjY

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6 hours 27 minutes ago
#LTF Listen to Fauci

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6 hours 40 minutes ago
Korea National Health databased looked at Fracture rates in RA patients taking TNFis, abatacept, or tocilizumab betw 2002 to 2016. They found no difference in Fx risk related to the biologic taken. https://t.co/W2dWWseXTc

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8 hours 30 minutes ago
QD Clinic - Triage Rheumatology - Lessons from the clinic. Dr. Jack Cush discusses What constitutes urgent, emergent and Patients you should see https://t.co/0mKvbB9Knv https://t.co/YYN7nOum9t
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16 hours 39 minutes ago
QD Video - I'm Not Stupid (IgG4) - Lessons from the clinic. Dr. Jack Cush discusses an IgG4 case and the power of discussion https://t.co/RDIVEeyqxW

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16 hours 41 minutes ago
NEW RESEARCH: Abatacept in the treatment of diffuse cutaneous #SystemicSclerosis; clinically meaningful improvements in mRSS and other outcome measures were observed when patients transitioned to open-label #abatacept treatment https://t.co/tDSo3u8hAY #LancetRheumatology https://t.co/Nc8XYc1URW
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16 hours 56 minutes ago
Congratulations to Dr. Sherine Gabriel on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine - one of the highest honors in medicine. She is president and James A. Campbell Distinguished Professor, and chief academic officer at Rush University in Chicago https://t.co/16lnBZjZWk

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1 day 2 hours ago
NEJM reports that obese pts having bariatric surgery have a longer life expectancy (less death HR 0.77; 0.68-0.87; P<0.001) than pts treated w/ nonsurgical, usual obesity care. They live 3 yrs longer (than controls) but 5 yrs shorter than gen Population https://t.co/nBa6IuKAyX

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1 day 3 hours ago
Empty out your medicine cabinets. Sat Oct 24th is DEA "TAKE BACK" day. Dispose of unused, unwanted, controlled drugs, narcotics, e-cigarettes. Theyll take your tablets, capsules, patches, pens, liquids (BUT NOT syringes, sharps, illegal drugs) Where? https://t.co/oDMYHl3mgI

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1 day 8 hours ago
Study of seropositivity in RA patients in the RISE (43,581) registry & Marketscan pts (1185) showed ICD10 Coding with M05 had a sensitivity = 0.73- 0.76, & PPV = 0.82 -0.84 for seropositive RA. Good but does that mean Ya'll are miscoding 25% of your RA pts?https://t.co/Wc6FQeQEHA

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2 days 6 hours ago
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