This week it's the great and not-so-great on gout, chondrocalcinosis, osteoporosis and misdiagnosis. We are good at many of those things - what's not so great? Let's review the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.Read Article
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In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule, the American College of Rheumatology applauded proposals that would provide more flexibility and improve careRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush discusses declining survival rates in the USA, FDA approvals of new COVID subvariant boosters and other odd and possibly true new research reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.
After historic drop in 2020 (COVID), life expectancy in USA dropped again,
Not all patients with periodic fevers fit neatly into diagnostic categories. Some can be diagnosed as Still’s disease (based on criteria) while others can be classified as autoinflammatory diseases (AID) and some may be unclassifiable, clinically or genetically.Read Article
Recent review of AOSD suggests: - AOSD & SJIA are the same - Classify dz as systemic or articular - #MAS occurs in up to 23% - Yamaguchi & Fautrel criteria are widely used - Cytokines important: IL-1, IL-6, IL-18, IL-37 - only Canakinumab is FDA-approved https://t.co/4ERA56Wqcb https://t.co/FkIWxIrwxX
Still's disease in adults (AOSD) or children (sJIA) can have dramatic symptom severity, making it easy to gauge disease activity and response to therapy, especially at the outset. However, a validated measure of disease activity has not been agreed (for clinical trial and treatment assessmentsRead Article
A cohort analysis from Toronto suggests that axial psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is distinctly different from axial ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with psoriasis.
Researchers examined two PsA and AS cohorts - patients with PsA with axial disease and isolated axial patients with AS withRead Article