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Lack of Research Stymies Uptake of Medical Marijuana for Rheumatic Pain

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May 06, 2022

A new review article from CreakyJoints finds that there has been limited progress in understanding the potential of cannabis based therapies for the treatment of pain associated with rheumatic conditions in the past five years because of a lack of standardization of clinical research and

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$30 Billion and Counting (4.29.2022)

Apr 29, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports and takes viewer questions this week.

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Faith in Exercise Benefit Boosts Actual Benefit in SpA

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Apr 19, 2022

Patients with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) got more bang for their exercise buck in a randomized trial when they had good opinions about their workout program, with better persistence with exercise at 1 year relative to a control group, researchers said.

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Dietary Improvement in Psoriatic Arthritis

Apr 18, 2022

The results of the DIETA trial showed that dietary changes may control psoriatic arthritis (PsA) disease activity, independent of weight loss.  



The study set out to investigate whether dietary changes or antioxidant supplementation or 5-10% weight loss could improve disease activity

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Japanese study using Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis of the association between coffee consumption, gout & uric acid levels - showing coffee consumption can causally reduce gout risk (OR = 0.50), independent of SUA levels https://t.co/ymovYj5y40 https://t.co/uI7OqY9FcU
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Mar 31, 2022
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RheumNow Live is Coming to Town (3.11.2022)

Mar 11, 2022

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

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Vitamin D and the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases

Feb 08, 2022

The results of the VITAL study (presented at ACR 2021) are now published by BMJ, showing that vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids reduce the overall risk of autoimmune disease (AID) in a population based intervention trial.

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Article in JAMA estimates that there are 110,000 LESS deaths per year when US adults aged 40-85 years or older had a modest increase in their modest increases in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity intensity per day (ie, 10 minutes per day) https://t.co/n1ictmjnqi

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Jan 31, 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: 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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SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes Lowers Gout Risk

Dec 15, 2021

A recent study of drugs used in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) shows that SGLT2 inhibitors have a lower risk for gout compared with those receiving DPP4 inhibitors.



The sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (e.g., Invokana, Jardiance, Farxiga) are reported to lower the risk of gout in

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Genes and Obesity Tied to Higher Gout Risk in Women

Dec 09, 2021

Excess adiposity and genetic predisposition both contributed to risk of gout among U.S. women, with the risks being highest when both factors are present, a large prospective study found.



Analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) found that the relative risk for incident

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Telehealth Diet and Exercise Benefits Knee Osteoarthritis

Dec 07, 2021

Annals of Internal Medicine has reported the results of a randomized clinical trial showing that telehealth-delivered exercise and diet programs improved pain and function in knee osteoarthritis patients who were overweight.  While both were beneficial, exercise had a greater effect than

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ICYMI:Food for Thought: "ITIS" Diet for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Dr. Akhil Sood ( @AkhilSoodMD) discusses abstract #1699 presented at the ACR21 annual meeting.https://t.co/bpQuzDGXCF https://t.co/9e2dYddsIx
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Nov 29, 2021
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The Influence of Obesity on Choice of Biologic in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis we have a wide range of options available to us when we progress to a biologic treatment option. We have little to differentiate between these agents based on the clinical trials. We often make our choices based on minor hints from clinical features, comorbidities, or

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RheumNow Podcast - ACR 2021 Rehash (the good stuff..)

Nov 12, 2021

The ACR 2021 meeting has concluded. Dr. Jack Cush recounts a few more great abstracts from this past week’s virtual meeting.

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RA: Cardiovascular Risk Stratification and Potential Predictors of Risk

Early cardiovascular disease assessment and management is critical at diagnosis in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Patients with RA have a known increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to a higher incidence of traditional cardiovascular (CV) risks such as

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Dr. Lane on Ca/Vitamin D in Osteoporosis ⭐️🎯serum vitamin D 25OH ~38 ⭐️Studies since 2008 Auckland Calcium trial DO NOT support incr CV risk with Ca supplementation ⭐️Ca calculator: https://t.co/PLPMfZdIwb⭐️No sig change in fracture risk with supp #ACR21 #ACRAmbassador https://t.co/KUa52vf4gT
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Nov 09, 2021
#ACR21 Ab#1699: ITIS diet: ⭐️Fatigue ⬇️ in 20 pts on ITIS trial, didn't correlate with final DAS28CRP ⭐️Fatigue responders (50% improvement) had different fecal microbiome changes & anti-inflamm compounds, than non-responders @Rheumnow https://t.co/UvE2ZpxCDU
Nov 09, 2021
Dr Coras on "ITIS" anti-inflammatory diet in RA. Improves fatigue after 2 weeks. Fatigue response dissociated from disease activity response. Open label, but promising. Fatigue remains one of our biggest challenges in RA. Abstr#1699 #ACR21 @RheumNow @ElenaNikiUK https://t.co/tBMqmWAy8m
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Nov 09, 2021
My article on the potential use of BMI to guide biologic selection in RA. Discussing #ACR21 abstract 0588 by @MilenaGianfran @JYazdanyMD https://t.co/hxliSZ3IBS @RheumNow

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Nov 09, 2021
The Influence of Obesity on Choice of Biologic Agent in Rheumatoid Arthritis Dr. Richard Conway ( @RichardPAConway) reviews an abstract presented at #ACR21.https://t.co/PkJmpODz8v https://t.co/zuJjofka3B
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Nov 09, 2021
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Day 2 Report from ACR21

Nov 08, 2021

This report highlights the VITAL trial; the ORAL Surveillance Study; and the Microbiome study of monozygotic psoriasis patients.

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Lianne Gensler presenting "Exercise Strategies for Ankylosing Spondylitis". Not all physical activity is similarly beneficial. Learn more now by attending her session at #ACR21! @CherylKoehn @ArthritisNetwrk @EIM_Canada @exerciseworks @PhysioKTBroker @jwhittak_physio @JasminKMa https://t.co/rER3EdCohO
Nov 08, 2021
@LianneGensler Is exercise anti-inflammatory? In this study, healthy volunteers were infused with E coli endotoxin 😲 and their TNF levels measured. TNF levels were compared between groups at rest and groups exercising. TNF levels were ⬇ by exercise. #ACR21 https://t.co/Ylw7SQX32y
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Nov 08, 2021
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