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Pregabalin (lyrica) for Fibromyalgia 75 mg bid; may be increased to max dose 450 mg/d. (Reduce for renal dz). Indications: DM neuropathy/pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, partial seizures. Rare AE: Angioedema, low Plts, ^PR interval, rhabdo, gynecomastia https://t.co/r4cH7n9qWD

Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )

7 hours 27 minutes ago
Watch: Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC ) reviews a talk given by Dr. Laura Coates entitled, "Towards personalized treatment strategies for psoriatic arthritis", presented at the virtual EULAR 2021 meeting. https://t.co/7FmZ4BzHwp

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8 hours 50 minutes ago
B-cell depletion therapy with obinutuzumab, a type II anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in lupus nephritis patients was shown to be effective in in combination with standard lupus therapies. https://t.co/pMXWmuJw5Y https://t.co/1raYa1vLtK
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
10 hours 50 minutes ago
TICOSPA - Does Treat to Target Work in Spondyloarthritis? https://t.co/ibavOjmBJd https://t.co/DseCTMRX7J
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
11 hours 50 minutes ago
PsABio study-real-world observational study of ustekinumab vs TNF inhibitors in PsA: 868 pts: cDAPSA remission was 14.9% UST vs 19.2% TNFk and Minimal Dz Activity was 26.4% UST vs 30.8% TNFi at 6 months - both were equipotent in PsA https://t.co/RLadZa6YTI https://t.co/I7eKxD3XyI
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
12 hours 50 minutes ago
New podcast titled Quackademia available for download wherever you get your podcasts! https://t.co/Y6Pqko1tYm https://t.co/6RU1nuj7QU
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
13 hours 49 minutes ago
Congratulations to friend and mentor, Dr. Stan Cohen for receiving this years ACR Gold Medal award - the highest award that the ACR can bestow. Stan was a past ACR President & has been a leading educator and researcher in rheumatology https://t.co/EJQ5tc3dhc

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1 day 6 hours ago
FDA Approves Cyltezo, the 1st INTERCHANGEABLE Biosimilar to Humira - interchangeable means this biosimilar may be substituted for the Humira without the prescriber notice (by pharmacy)in same way generics are substituted for brand name drugs https://t.co/xvinL7UKNU

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1 day 8 hours ago
Kikuchi’s Dz (AKA Kikuchi-Fujimoto dz) is rare, affects young women >men w/ recurrent necrotizing lymphadenitis (may assoc w/ SLE, MAS, TB); Sx included fever, flu-Sxs, Wt loss, night sweats, Hi CRP/LFTs, lymphopenia, uncommon arthritis, organomegaly https://t.co/LpEOgbcfpP

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1 day 10 hours ago
Risk of Herpes zoster from upadacitinib RCTs: UPA > ADA > ADA+MTX > MTX. 5306 RA pts, HZ/100 Pt-Yrs was 0.8 MTX mono; 1.1 ADA+MTX; 3.0 UPA 15 mg and 5.3 UPA 30 mg. 71% of UP HZ cases involved a single dermatome. Higher risk w/ prior HZ & Asians https://t.co/0QUvXmFrJ3

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1 day 12 hours ago
Are You a High or Low Glucocorticoid Prescriber? https://t.co/QbJzlrVMiV https://t.co/dZgJPKjisx
Dr. John Cush @RheumNow ( View Tweet )
1 day 12 hours ago
EULAR has updated its recommendations (points to consider - PtC) for rheumatologists managing patients during COVID-19; now with 2 overarching principles and 12 PtC. Read more on #RheumNow https://t.co/Q422Sl5Csj

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1 day 13 hours ago
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