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Telemedicine Upside Interview with Dr. Alvin Wells

Dec 03, 2021

In spite of the transformative growth of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, rheumatologists use of telemedicine is waning, much like the use of masks. Dr. Jack Cush interviews telemedicine guru, Dr. Alvin Wells, on the current state of telemedicine and what the future holds for

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dementia and Cognitive Dysfunction

Dec 02, 2021

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been linked to a higher risk of dementia and cognitive dysfunction, but interestingly this association has diminished in the last few decades with aggressive DMARD and targeted therapies..



This makes sense when you see that dementia in RA is associated

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Cytokine Inhibitor Lung Disease in Still's Linked to HLA-DRB1 Alleles

Dec 01, 2021

Pulmonary complications in the setting of Still's disease (juvenile and adult) has seldom but consistently been reported, including reports of pneumonitis, pulmonary hypertension and a severe or fatal lung disease, often associated with hypersensitivity to anticytokine therapy. A multicenter

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DORIS - Defining Remission in Lupus

Nov 29, 2021

Proponents of treat to target in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have all agreed that "remission" should be the goal, but defining remission may be tricky in SLE.  A SLE Definitions Of Remission (DORIS)Task Force was convened in 2015 and first published their work in 2016. Now the 2021

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RheumNow Podcast - 60/40/20 Interview with Dr. Ed Keystone

Nov 26, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush interviews Professor Edward Keystone, MD (University of Toronto) on the origins and science behind the 60/40/20 benchmark and outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis.


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Better assessment and management of multimorbidity

Nov 26, 2021

Appropriate assessment and management of comorbidities and multimorbidity in patients with RA is vital for overall health and well-being of the patient, as well as to encourage treatment adherence, and address social, psychological and quality of life factors. 

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Does Control of Inflammation Lower Cancer Risk?

Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Kay's provocative video addresses whether the increased cancer risk associated with tofacitinib (Tofa) seen in the Pfizer Oral Surveillance (1133) study represents a real increased risk, an increased risk relative to a decreased risk with TNF inhibitors (TNFi) or an actual decreased

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Nov 23, 2021
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Improving Rheumatology Practice

Nov 22, 2021

How to best book patient appointments in rheumatology clinic? Should these be scheduled every 3 or 4 months regardless of patient status? Should they be scheduled by patient need or disease activity? 

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RheumNow Podcast - Unwillingness to Change Therapy (11.19.21)

Nov 19, 2021

Surely you’ve seen this or been plagued by this patient, one that is not doing well, in need of a new regimen; you outline it, timeline it, define the side effects and send them off with a new prescription.. But you later find out they did not change, did not fill the prescription.  Why were

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RAPID3 in Assessing Psoriatic Arthritis

Nov 18, 2021

My research shows that up to 50% of rheumatologists measure something in the course of their daily assessments, and RAPID3 is most popular, being employed by 31% of rheumatologists.

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Career Advice for Young Rheumatologists: Drs. Janet Pope ( @Janetbirdope) asks Dr. Bykerk for her career advice for young rheumatologists, during the #ACR21 annual meeting.https://t.co/jv0eYeFR7M https://t.co/WfYFXPwMtI
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Nov 18, 2021
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GLORIA Study - Is Prednisone Harmful in Elder RA?

Nov 17, 2021

The GLORIA study (ABST# 1678) was a pragmatic, blinded placebo-controlled randomized trial from Dr. Martin Boers and colleagues where they assessed whether prednisolone (vs. placebo) use would alter clinical outcomes over 2 years.



A total of 451 elder patients with established RA

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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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Telemedicine Enriched Care Model for Autoinflammatory Diseases

Traditionally telemedicine is thought to be a technology where a patient directly talks to a provider or a specialist; however, another concept of having a patient with a local primary care who in turn accesses specialists via video conferencing, is gaining some momentum.  

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ACR21 Best Abstracts We Saw - Day 3 (Monday)

Nov 08, 2021

The third day of ACR 2021 took a big leap in online content.  Here is a compilation (with links) of presentations were the “ACRBest” as seen by our RheumNow faculty. 

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Either we need to review the Yearly PAP cervical screening in SLE women or work hard to improve patient awareness. Suspect the latter as time between tests was over 4 years late 😱 and 2.7% developed cancer #ACR21 #Abstr0133 @RheumNow https://t.co/wm01MfoFjf https://t.co/blD8WafZsE
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Nov 08, 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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#ACR21 Ab#1166. How many of your pts use marijuana? ⭐️Probably more than you think! ▶️57% have tried, >50% use at least weekly ▶️67% doctors thought <20% of pts use it 🔥Pts over 40 yo MORE likely to report marijuana use @Rheumnow https://t.co/0uW8rZvf1k https://t.co/ShMnR0faHr
Nov 08, 2021
Billing and coding expert, Jean Acevedo shares the three URLs that you need to best understand the updated 2021 EM coding! #ACR21 @RheumNow #RheumNow https://t.co/3HbDuZP8gC
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Nov 08, 2021
If you need a #knee replacement move out of Ontario. More income disparity of access to #TKR in Ontario vs Pennsylvania. Lack of universal #healthcare in 🇨🇦. Oh Canada we fail. @RheumNow #ACR21 abst#1037 https://t.co/kobUlT3Ugr
Nov 08, 2021
"Managing comorbidities can really improve outcomes for our patients" @UnaMakris highlights the bio-psycho-social approach to multicomplexity and multimorbidity in our older patients with RA. #ACR21 @RheumNow https://t.co/TMLqoreogZ
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Nov 08, 2021
#ACR21 Gift of Gab https://t.co/R1e14UA0pQChange habits through your words ⭐️Cost of inaction ⭐️Incremental change (ex ⬇️EtOH) ⭐️Follow the crowd! ⭐️Why not try? Good advice for persuading pts re behavior change, Rx adherence, smoking cessation, vax hesitancy, etc. @Rheumnow https://t.co/9Cd7hAafTr
Nov 08, 2021
This is a reassuring introduction to Dr. Janet Zeide's lecture on the Gift of Gab! 😊 Might need to remind myself of this more regularly😉 @RheumNow #ACR21 @rheumarhyme #publicspeaking https://t.co/AoOmFkQUBk
Nov 08, 2021
Really love this slide from @UnaMakris on the "5Ms of #Ageing"- will be trying to apply this in the clinical setting. 📊#Multicomplexity 🧠#Mind 🚶#Mobility 💊#Medications 🎯#WhatMattersMost #ACR21 @RheumNow https://t.co/bCQN4VpyBP
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Nov 08, 2021
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