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

By David Liew
28 December 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 br

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Methotrexate and hepatic fibrosis: we must be doing something right

By David Liew
02 December 2021

Methotrexate may be a rheumatologist’s best friend, but a key part of counselling any patient about its use has always been the risk of hepatotoxicity.

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Methotrexate and hepatic fibrosis: we must be doing something right

By David Liew
08 November 2021

Methotrexate may be a rheumatologist’s best friend, but a key part of counselling any patient about its use has always been the risk of hepatotoxicity.

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Can tender and swollen joint counts work in a telemedicine world?

By David Liew
08 November 2021

In a world where telemedicine and virtual care are not going away, is there value in patients assessing their own tender and swollen joints?

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Artificial intelligence brings clarity to early bony changes in inflammatory arthritis

By David Liew
16 June 2021

Subtle early bony changes in inflammatory arthritis can be hard even for experienced rheumatologists to interpret, even though they have traditionally been considered to become disease-defining as they progress.

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Israel provides COVID vaccine answers for rheumatic disease patients

By David Liew
07 June 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 br

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Warfarin and End-Stage Osteoarthritis

By David Liew
18 November 2020

Dr. David Liew discusses abstract #0934 - "Warfarin Use and Risk of Knee and Hip Replacements" - presented at the 2020 ACR annual meeting.

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Erosions on X-ray: can we delegate this to the computers?

By David Liew
12 November 2020

The prospect of automating hand x-ray scoring reliably has always been an enticing one, and data presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Convergence 2020 suggest this might be in reach in the near future – opening up the prospect of automatic x-ray scoring

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Building an ACR Annual Meeting for the Whole World

By David Liew
06 November 2020

For many rheumatologists around the world, coming to America was a pilgrimage of sorts. A long journey and an expensive exercise but a worthy one – a fundamentally human exchange of ideas, where the person next to you could be from Arkansas, Alberta, or Amsterdam, but equally from Argentina, Algeria, Azerbaijan, or even Australia. So how (dare I say, on earth) do we translate that to our electronic screens?

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Serum calprotectin: a better biomarker in ANCA-associated vasculitis?

By David Liew
10 June 2020

Flares in ANCA-associated vasculitis are difficult to predict, but serum calprotectin may help predict relapse and renal failure, according to data presented at the EULAR 2020 virtual meeting this week.

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