Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP) is integral to the diagnosis and management of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients; a recent analysis suggests that RP should be characterized based on color change and the presence of other symptoms to know whether RP portends more serious manifestations.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
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Bad news for digitial ulcers in Systemic sclerosis, Readmissions in Lupus and Thrombocytopenia in APL patients.
Risk factors for readmission among 132,400 #SLE hospitalizatiions included
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
Playback now available! Watch our Tuesday Nite Rheumatology, held April 26th, 2022, which featured a Journal Club panel discussion about two important studies.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
A recording of this week’s Tuesday Night Rheumatology is now available. This outstanding webinar featured a robust discussion of the EXCEED study and Discover-2 trial, with Drs. Philip Mease, Peter Nash, Jack Cush and Rachel Tate.Read Article
Pediatric patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis obtained significant improvement in disease status for as long as 2 years with the interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitor ixekizumab (Taltz), long-term follow-up from a randomized trial showed.Read Article
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors for rheumatoid arthritis were linked with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, but only in people with cardiovascular disease, data from the DREAM (Drug Repurposing for Effective Alzheimer's Medicines) study showed.
An evaluation of a common psoriasis drug's effect on one cardiometabolic risk factor instead showed a favorable impact on a different one.
The randomized trial showed that apremilast (Otezla) did not significantly affect aortic vascular inflammation but did lead to a statisticallyRead Article
With overwhelming support from some 200 experts worldwide, dosing of methotrexate (MTX) for psoriasis should start at 15 mg/week for most adults, though lower in those considered "vulnerable" and in children, according to a new consensus statement.Read Article
Throughout the month of April 2022, RheumNow is introducing a new approach to education and information sharing – a campaign devoted to a single disease. Our first campaign is entitled PsA All the Way: RheumNow will escalate awareness on this topic, its unmet needs, clarify advances and discussRead Article
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