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
Data from Olmstead county, MN over the past four decades shows that the incidence and prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is increasing.
SLE was diagnosed using the EULAR/ACR criteria and looked at patients seen between 1976–2018.
They identified a totalRead Article
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
A crowd sourced, WikiGuidelines approach to clinical treatment guideline development for pyogenic osteomyelitis yielded 7 important clinical questions, 2 clear treatment recommendations and 5 topic reviews to inform future treatment or investigations.
Some clinical scenarios may beRead Article
Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports the results of a retrospective, cross-sectional of patients with HFE hemochromatosis showing that advanced hepatic fibrosis is primarily seen in those with arthritis due to HFE hemochromatosis.
A total of 112 patients with a liver biopsy confirmedRead 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.
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week and discusses the use of fibroscan in RA, steroid hip injections in OA and famous quotes from a famous cardiologist.
CorEvitas Registry study of173 Axial #PsA pts showed 6 mos of bDMARD/tsDMARD resulted
This week we're going to talk about the downside of TNF inhibitors, a few interesting observations in gout, and yes, kids do get COVID. We're also going to preview what's coming in April (hint: it's about PsA). This and more as Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the pastRead Article
Rheumatoid arthritis associated bronchiectasis (RA-BR) is uncommon, and is unrelated to interstitial lung disease (ILD), but like ILD, can substantially impact RA outcomes.
A case-control study from the Mass General Brigham Biobank compared RA-BR (57 cases) and RA controls without RA-Read Article
A phase II trial in patients with active giant cell arteritis shows that mavrilimumab, a monoclonal antibody against granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor [GM-CSF]) is capable of inducing clinical remission.Read Article
Anifrolumab is effective and FDA approved for use in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); and now, a trial in lupus nephritis that almost shows benefit.
A phase II double-blinded study looked at the efficacy of anifrolumab active, biopsy-proven, Class III/IV lupus nephritis takingRead Article
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Vasculitis Foundation (VF), released a new guideline for the management of Kawasaki disease that addresses diagnostic issues relating to Kawasaki disease, the treatment of high-risk patients, and the management ofRead Article
The ACR has updated its clinical guidelines for the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), with this update focusing on oligoarthritis, TMJ arthritis, and systemic JIA (with and without macrophage activation syndrome); only the latter, systemic JIA recommendations are reportedRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. This week, rheumatologic problems incited by respiratory infections, air pollution and how you live, now where you live.
Diagnostic delay in axial spondyloarthritis? Systematic review
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is launching two new initiatives to reduce racial disparities in lupus clinical trials: Training to Increase Minority Enrollment in Lupus Clinical Trials with CommunitY Engagement (TIMELY) and new Continuing Medical Education (CME) targeted towardsRead Article
Rheumatologists looking for clues to whether their patients with certain inflammatory myopathies will improve on immunosuppressive drugs may find them in a new study appearing in Arthritis Care & Research.
Presence of dermatomyositis-specific autoantibodies, shorter time betweenRead Article
The European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) has developed recommendations for cardiovascular risk (CVR) management in rheumatic disease patients based on literature review and expert consensus.
These recommendations are applicable to patients with gout, vasculitis, systemicRead Article
Interesting reports this week about dementia, who gets hand OA and a great list of women Heroes and Pillars of Rheumatology. Tune in as Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from this past week in RheumNow.com.Read Article
ACR Updates Clinical Guidance for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated With COVID
A Task Force from the ACR has provided an updated (version 3) guidance for the diagnosis and management of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a COVID related condition characterized by fever, inflammation, and multiorgan dysfunction. The current guidance also applies toRead Article
The July 2021 RheumNow “Live Vote” surveyed US and non-US rheumatologists on their knowledge and practices when dealing with the bone disorder, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). Although rare, XLH can be a diagnostic consideration in patients with recurrent fractures, rickets, osteomalacia andRead Article