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UR 2021 Spring National Conference

April 16, 2021—April 17, 2021 6:30 PM-5:00 PMET We came together as a rheumatology community to discuss an array of topics relevant to our field, including but not limited to: Payer Initiatives and…

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Data support COVID-19 as autoimmunity trigger in patients without preexisting IMIDs

Emerging data are beginning to show that COVID-19 can induce autoimmunity in patients without preexisting immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, with consequences that are yet unknown, according to a speaker at the 2021 Interdisciplinary Autoimmune…

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The Great Influenza author: 'Nobody' in public health foresaw politicization of COVID-19

The U.S. public health community was unable to foresee the rampant politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was shocked by the initial federal response, according to New York Times bestselling author John M….

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Biologics and Sjögren's syndrome: Seek payer approval for disease manifestations

The ability to identify the features of Sjögren’s syndrome, and to seek payer approval for specific manifestations of the disease, is of paramount importance for the rheumatologist, according to a presenter at the…

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Lacking options, clinicians still 'throw the kitchen sink' at ANCA-associated vasculitis

Despite an ever-growing array of therapeutic options, patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis often fail to achieve remission, according to a speaker at the ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium.While ANCA-associated vasculitis can be described,…

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Shared decision-making, clinical judgment take priority where OA guidelines diverge

Shared decision-making and clinical judgment are key to effectively managing osteoarthritis patients, especially when sets of osteoarthritis guidelines disagree on the best course of action, noted a speaker at the ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical…

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The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Blood Clot Issue: What Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease Patients Need to Know

People with certain chronic diseases may have special concerns about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, given their medical history and risk factors for blood clots. Experts say it’s too soon to make any…

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New JAK Inhibitor, Rinvoq, Shows Promise for Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

A phase 3 clinical trial tested the effectiveness of upadacitinib (Rinvoq), a new JAK inhibitor, and found it may be another treatment option for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The post New JAK…

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High Blood Sugar May Worsen Your Outcome When Hospitalized for COVID-19 (Even If You Don’t Have Diabetes)

A new study found that patients with COVID-19 who had high blood sugar levels were more likely to be admitted to need intensive care and have a higher risk of dying than those…

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Since Being Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I Always Feel Like I Have the Flu. Here’s What I’ve Learned About Malaise.

When I was diagnosed with this chronic illness at age 29, I was expecting joint pain. I didn’t expect to feel like I was hit by an 18-wheeler. The post Since Being Diagnosed…

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What the CDC’s New Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People Means If You’re Immunocompromised

Is it safe to travel if you’re fully vaccinated but have an autoimmune or inflammatory disease or take immunosuppressant medication? Here’s what experts say, plus tips for staying safe if you travel. The…

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Andreessen Horowitz leads $25M investment in at-home health care startup Tomorrow Health

Andreessen Horowitz leads $25M investment in at-home health care startup Tomorrow HealthhlandiFri, 04/16/2021 – 16:18

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White House to give CDC $1.7B to help find and track COVID-19 variants

White House to give CDC $1.7B to help find and track COVID-19 variantsrkingFri, 04/16/2021 – 15:06

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A look at how Blues plans are aiming to get their members vaccinated

A look at how Blues plans are aiming to get their members vaccinatedpminemyerFri, 04/16/2021 – 13:59

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Lyft Pass for Healthcare lets patients book their own rides to the doctor

Lyft Pass for Healthcare lets patients book their own rides to the doctordmuoioThu, 04/15/2021 – 14:40

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3 takeaways from Brooks-LaSure's confirmation hearing to become administrator of CMS

3 takeaways from Brooks-LaSure’s confirmation hearing to become administrator of CMSrkingThu, 04/15/2021 – 14:11

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Unproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of…

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Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an…

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An Association between GCA and IBD ?

A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at increased risk for  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) mainly target. This research was based on sporadic reports in…

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FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse,…

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Breast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?

The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of  Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid…

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