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John J. Cush, MD
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Rapid release Tylenol gelcaps are slower to dissolve than cheaper tablets
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RheumNow is featuring "Therapeutic Update: Biosimilars in Rheumatology" with video insights from several experts, including Drs. Jonathan Kay, Vibeke Strand, Lee Simon and others. Sponsored by Sandoz, Inc.; now available on RheumNow
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The definition of POLYPHARMACY? Mine is when the med list requires 2 pages or when the patient cannot remember Rx names/dose due to #Drugs. Another is "many different medicines used concurrently to treat a single disease or coexisting diseases." Polypharmacy comes with high Risk
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Analysis of disease activity in354 patients with ANCA associated vasculitis (AAV) enrolled in 4 trials shows 13% with ESRD and 19% died. Disease activity at 3 & 6 mos predicted later ESRD or death
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Large database study of incident gout (n = 41,446) shows chronic kidney dz (CKD
stage ≥ 3) was nearly doubled in gout patients (adj HR 1.78 95% CI 1.70, 1.85) and that urate lowering therapy lowered CKD risk by 40% (HR 1.31)
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Metanalysis of 28 studies, 52,520 psoriasis cases shows high prevalence of sexual dysfunction (40-56%) and erectile dysfunction (34-81%), with strong associations with anxiety, depression, genital psoriasis and increasing age.
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Anticoagulation (AC) advice from #ACR18 - Stony Brook study of Temp artery bx found 20/27 pts on AC prior to procedure - Data from 16pts showed continuing AC found only 3/16 with minor bleeding adverse events - Abst #2782 https://buff.ly/2FgwtA7.
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NEJM publishes the CIRT trial - Methotrexate given to stable atherosclerosis patients for nearly 3 years was equal to placebo in the prevention of cardiovascular outcomes (MI, CVA, death, unstable angina). Story covered on RheumNow https://buff.ly/2JYttqE
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Connecticuts medical marijuana program has 31 approved medical conditions and just approved medical marijuana for use in intractable headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative spinal disorders, muscular dystrophy & osteogenesis imperfecta.
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Physicians and NRA square off in a twitter war regarding CDC reports and ACP position papers on the epidemiology of firearm violence and the need for gun control in the USA.
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