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The Overpricing of Drugs (1.14.2022)

Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com. This week we discuss amputations, a $57 billion RA market, an FDA approved drug for Cat arthritis and drug that works in Sjogren's.




  1. Study 126 rheumatic disease (RMD) patients showed that

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COVID-19 in Pregnant Rheumatic Women

Jan 10, 2022

The Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) has studied the outcomes of women with rheumatic disease who were pregnant at the time of infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).



The GRA database of rheumatic patients also includes information about pregnancy; further obstetric

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2021 Rheumatology Year in Review

Jan 08, 2022

Our top 10 list of advances, game-changers, worries and those better medical practices that evolved during 2021.

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Jan 07, 2022
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Comorbidities Drive Risk of Severe Outcomes with COVID-19

Jan 06, 2022

The current edition of the MMWR from the CDC shows that among those vaccinated against COVID-19, there is a low risk of severe outcomes (hospitalization and death); the highest risk is seen in those with multiple comorbidities.

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New Onset Rheumatic Disorders with COVID-19 Infection

Jan 05, 2022

The journal Cells has published a review of new rheumatic disorders following COVID-19 infection. Rheumatologists have infrequently noted such events and wondered what is the true incidence or range of possible manifestations.



Infection can be an infrequent trigger to immune 

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Jan 05, 2022
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Best of 2021: Jack of All Subspecialties

Dec 31, 2021

It's great to be a rheumatologist, but boy, it's getting harder and harder. You have to be a jack of all trades. You have to be good at cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, vaccination, inflammatory bowel disease - it just never ends. This and more, as Dr. Cush summarizes more than a dozen

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Best of 2021: Comparison of Three Coronavirus Vaccines

Dec 30, 2021

On Feb. 27, the Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid vaccine, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine to be commercially available.  We've compiled a comparison table and some key information relevant to your

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Best of 2021: Tofacitinib Safety Concerns

Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews and discusses the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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Best of 2021: Israel provides COVID vaccine answers for rheumatic disease patients

Dec 28, 2021

The question as to how autoimmune rheumatic disease patients fare with the COVID vaccine is one being asked in rheumatologists’ offices everywhere this year, and at the EULAR 2021 Virtual Congress, data presented from Israel, one of the first countries to vaccinate on a broad scale, has

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Dec 24, 2021
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My Podcast Gift (12.24.2021)

Dec 24, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from RheumNow.



Dr. Jack Cush tells his podcast story - the genesis, keys to success and recommendations on how to get into podcasting - for teaching, practice, fun or influence.



Be sure to register for

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Dec 22, 2021
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Best of 2021: EULAR Guidelines on Intraarticular Therapy

Dec 20, 2021

EULAR has published evidence-based recommendations on the use of intra-articular therapies (IAT) based on the literature review and recommendations of a multidisciplinary international task force. These IAT recommendations apply to adult patients with peripheral arthropathies.



The

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Best of 2021: Rebuttals

Dec 20, 2021

Since the COVID vaccine rollout, more people have been eligible to receive the vaccine. However, not everyone chooses to get one. I have heard many reasons (aka excuses) from my patients who are vaccine hesitant. 



Most come from people who are highly intelligent, and claimed that they

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Indications Awaiting (12.17.21)

Dec 17, 2021

There's good news and bad news in rheumatology fellowship matching for 2022.  There's also new FDA approvals and indications, but a new serious safety warning has arisen from the CDC about the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. 

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the latest news, journal reports, regulatory

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ICYMI: Zoom Fatigue is real. Study shows fatigue is from being on-cam that triggers self-presentation - the needs to monitor how you look to others; more common in women. Suggest: reduce monitor/image size & Turn off Self view (avoid self evaluation) https://t.co/vS8tJv9Kpd https://t.co/F7mHdYgOXy
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Dec 11, 2021
New podcast up! Drs. Jack Cush and Martin Bergman review the topic of treat-to-target (T2T) management in rheumatology. Both will debate the pro's and con's of the T2T strategy at the upcoming RWCS meeting on Feb. 17, 2022.https://t.co/oe6hsAq2KG https://t.co/1sbTmd9cnV
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Dec 11, 2021
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T2T Debate - A Prologue with Dr. Marty Bergman

Dec 10, 2021

Drs. Jack Cush and Martin Bergman review the topic of treat-to-target (T2T) management in rheumatology.



Both will debate the pro's and con's of the T2T strategy at the upcoming RWCS meeting on Feb. 17, 2022.



You can register and learn more about the meeting at:

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The Gift of Gab: "RHEUM" Dr. Eric Dein interviews Professor Zeide and Dr. Jason Liebowitz about a lively ACR21 talk called, "The Gift of Gab," which guided attendees on how to improve their communications.https://t.co/fWOETKqQeP https://t.co/5b5rXzEAaQ
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Dec 09, 2021
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Dec 08, 2021
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Pain is the Focus of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dec 08, 2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology was jointly awarded to Drs. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. Their work on neural signaling of heat and touch (tactile) relate to many physiologic conditions including chronic pain

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of #ultrasound-guided intra-articular injections? Check out this slide👇from Lt.Col/Dr. Arjun's lecture: #iracon21 #IRACON2021 @2021Iracon @APLAR_org #mskus #rheumatology https://t.co/mhq9OgBk7a
Dec 08, 2021
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Risks associated with mortality in VEXAS

Vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, somatic syndrome (VEXAS) took the centre stage when it was first introduced at ACR20 last year. It got everyone’s thinking that they might have encountered one or two patients in their rheumatology lifetime who might have this condition. One

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