Two recent studies examined the durability and persistence of biologic agents in patients with psoriasis (PSO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and while some differences were noted overall persistence was low 3 years later.Read Article
This RheumNow Live 2022 session features highlights from lectures on Spondyloarthritis.
- Microbiome in Spondyloathritis - Jose Scher, MD
- Axial Psoriatic Arthritis - Philip Mease, MD
- Juvenile Spondyloathritis - Pamela Weiss, MD
Tuesday Nite Rheumatology on 10 May 2022 featured session highlights from RheumNow Live 2022.
This webinar presented exerpts from these lectures along with audience Q & A
- Psoriatic Arthritis Guidelines Arthur Kavanaugh, MD
- Drug Targeting in PsA Bruce Kirkham
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal reports, FDA actions, new side effects and changing prevalence of Gout.
Gout affects >10 million (4%) in USA, but now w/ more ethnicity, with highest risk in Native Hawaiians (HR 2.21), followed by Black (1.34) and Japanese (1.14);
JAK inhibitors have become enormously popular and while their side effect profile has been delineated and reviewed, little mention is made of acne – an adverse event that may affect up to one-quarter of patients taking JAK inhibitors (JAKi).Read Article
Disability claims in the U.S. related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were just as common in 2015 as in 1999, a government researcher found, against expectations that the advent of biologic therapy would have led to a steady decrease.
Over that 17-year period, rates of MedicareRead Article
Abbvie has announced the US Food and Drug Administration has approved upadacitinib (Rinvoq or UPA) for use in adults with active ankylosing spondylitis, who have not responded or been intolerant of one or more TNF blockers. The recommended dose is 15 mg per day.Read Article
Held on April 19, 2022, Tuesday Night Rheumatology: Controversies in PsA, featured a lively and informative panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Jack Cush.
The PsA Expert panelists included:
- Dr. Dafna Gladman, Toronton
- Dr. Joseph Merola, Boston
- Dr. Peter
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal Reports from the past week on RheumNow.com - including fellowship COVID-19 concerns, the limits of T2T in gout and the real odds of RA remission with your first biologic.
Downward Effects! Real world data from 22,934 UK #RA pts
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week and discusses the use of fibroscan in RA, steroid hip injections in OA and famous quotes from a famous cardiologist.
CorEvitas Registry study of173 Axial #PsA pts showed 6 mos of bDMARD/tsDMARD resulted
Administrative claims analysis of biologic use in psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in French health insurance databases shows that despite widespread biologic use, overall drug persistence (beyond 3 years) was low for PsO and PsA biologics.Read Article
The NEJM has published the results of the BRAVE-AA1 and BRAVE-AA2 trials, demonstrating that baricitinib is effective at regrowing hair in alopecia areata (AA) patients, thus paving the way for future regulatory approval for this difficult to treat disorder.
Alopecia areata is anRead Article
A Nordic multinational collaborative study examined the risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in rheumatoid arthritis and found a less than 2 fold increased risk of ACS patients initiating biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) with little risk variation with short-term,Read Article
This week we're going to talk about the downside of TNF inhibitors, a few interesting observations in gout, and yes, kids do get COVID. We're also going to preview what's coming in April (hint: it's about PsA). This and more as Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the pastRead Article