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RheumNow Podcast – Do More DMARDs Mean More Switching? (9.17.2021)

Sep 16, 2021

Smartphones and diet; COVID-19 and the numbers - reassuring or not, and what about masks?; and do more drugs mean more switching, less persistence, and patient adherence goes up...or down? All this and more news and journal reports in this week's episode.

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ACR Responds to 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

ACR
Sep 16, 2021

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) shared its perspective on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. 

 



Rheumatology leaders are encouraged by

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ACR Comments on JAK Inhibitors and FDA Announcement

ACR
Sep 13, 2021

Following is a statement from ACR President David Karp, MD, PhD, on JAK inhibitors and FDA drug safety communication.

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RheumNow Podcast – High Science and Future Treatments (9.10.2021)

Sep 10, 2021

This week: high science that affect future treatments; breakthrough infections in our patients, and what's up with that; and soon your radiologist is going to be replaced by AI. This and more in our review of the news and journal articles from the past week.

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FDA Review of Vaping Products Extended

Sep 09, 2021

The FDA has again extended its decision on whether the manufacturers of vaping products can market their e-cigarettes in the United States.



Previously, the manufacturers (Juul, Vuse and Blu) were given until September 2020 to submit data to the FDA on the use and safety of these

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Dr. Cush is joined by rheumatology colleagues to discuss impressions and impact of the 9/1/21 FDA Drug Safety Communication to physicians regarding new label changes. #RheumNow https://t.co/F37SCpJnsW https://t.co/uhdOjFo0yP
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Sep 08, 2021
ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part II #RheumNow https://t.co/NBNsmSxxcW https://t.co/n2f01vnugD
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Sep 07, 2021
ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part I Who is the greatest rheumatologist? What makes for a great rheum? Is it clinical acumen, scientific achievement, educational prowess or years of unrivaled service or mentoring? #RheumNow https://t.co/aNKnYtlN4I https://t.co/FBNXuKnbiA
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Sep 07, 2021
Strept pneumoniae vaccinations are underutilized. A Univ of Pittsburgh project utilized EMR reminders to prompt vax w/ Prevnar/PCV13 & Pneumovax/PPSV23. PPSV23 vax increased 28% to 62% and either PPSV23, PCV13 incr 50% to 77% using EMR https://t.co/DO9WnyBHI1

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Sep 07, 2021

Diagnostic Delay in Half of Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

Sep 07, 2021

 A Mayo Clinic/ Olmsted County study of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients has shown that more than half (55%) of PsA patients had a diagnostic delay of > 2 years, and that this delay has not improved over time.



A retrospective, population-based cohort examined incident adult PsA

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ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part II

Sep 06, 2021

Wow! I hope you read part I of yesterday's “Greatest Rheumatologist” article.  So many big names and yet, other names and stories that were equally inspirational.



If you read the comments of the part I article you can clearly see several themes emerge.

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ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part I

Sep 06, 2021

Who is the greatest rheumatologist? What makes for a great rheum? Is it clinical acumen, scientific achievement, educational prowess or years of unrivaled service or mentoring? Rheumatologists are quite opinionated on this subject and very nostalgic about their mentors and leaders. When I’ve

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FDA JAKi Warnings, 2nd Panel of rheumatologists weigh in on this. Drs. Cush, Dao, Tate, Sparks, Shergy. https://t.co/eETzP8DspC via @YouTube #RheumNow @KDAO2011 @uptoTate @jeffsparks @WilliamShergy https://t.co/iqxFQjJQ0l
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Sep 06, 2021
FDA JAK inhibitor warnings and what it means (also: what do you think?); other news released this week; and, two questions submitted from listeners. Dr. Cush discusses this and more in this week's podcast. https://t.co/4jTBhYDzRn https://t.co/lMpl2IOeXe
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Sep 03, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – JAK Inhibitor Warnings from the FDA

Sep 02, 2021

FDA JAK inhibitor warnings and what it means (also: what do you think?); other news released this week; and, two questions submitted from listeners. Dr. Cush discusses this and more in this week's podcast.

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Sep 02, 2021
New podcast available--Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal reports and cautions regarding COVID-19. https://t.co/rugwkPb8KQ https://t.co/dCCzlemjfu
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Aug 30, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – COVID Marching Amidst the Madness (8.27.2021)

Aug 26, 2021

We have a lot of news, information and approvals to review and discuss, though I need to begin with what's weighing heavily on my mind. After, we'll dive into what we learned this week.

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Given the DELTA breakthrough surge how do you feel about live medical meetings (n> 50) in the next 6 weeks @Janetbirdope @KDAO2011 @psufka @AngusWorthing @RonanTKavanagh @RheumNow @MattieRheumMD @rheum_cat @jeffsparks @hausmannMD @CCalabreseDO @DrSwamyV

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Aug 25, 2021
Rheums--have a question or case for Jack Cush? Record it here and we may feature it on an upcoming podcast. Tell us your name and where you practice rheumatology. https://t.co/wzNmOzH4VE https://t.co/QJn6Uo3lbM
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Aug 24, 2021

Passive Smoke Exposure and Rheumatoid Risk

Aug 23, 2021

A current report in Arthritis & Rheumatology examined the Nurses Health Study II data set and shows that parental smoking, and passive exposure to children, can later lead to an increased risk of adult-onset incident seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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New podcast available for download wherever you get your podcasts! We review the big stories on RheumNow this week. https://t.co/dbX9RN8ji5 https://t.co/WEf7yCR9km
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Aug 21, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Driving in Pain (8.20.2021)

Aug 20, 2021

You know, I'm a very good driver. We all think we're great drivers - but consider what it's like to drive in pain: would you be a good driver? Also, I want you to consider the diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD). But first, let's look at a study out of Scotland, looking

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Oligoarticular vs. Polyarticular Psoriatic Arthritis

Aug 19, 2021

A psoriatic arthritis (PsA) cohort analysis reveals many similarities and few distinctions between those who present with oligoarticular and polyarticular PsA.



A total of 402 PsA patients from the University of Toronto PsA clinic (1978 - 2018) were included. Oligoarthritis was defined

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EULAR Points on Managing Difficult Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aug 19, 2021

A EULAR task force has promulgated several points to consider in managing difficult-to-treat RA. These "points" are unique in directing the rheumatologist's attention to the potential for misdiagnosis and the impact of comorbid conditions on what is perceived as poorly controlled RA.

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