Early Initiation of Rivipansel for VOC in Sickle Cell Disease
Early initiation reduces hospital stays and length of IV opioid use.
mHealth App Improves Sickle Cell Disease Symptoms
The app improved pain, fatigue, and quality of life in children with the disease.
High COVID-19 False-Negative Rate Among Patients With Hematological Malignancies
Faster initiation of COVID-19 treatment is associated with better outcomes in patients with hematological malignancies.
Digital Health Program May Help Patients With Diabetes, Prediabetes
A digital health program may be effective for patients with diabetes or prediabetes.
Tofacitinib Effective Monotherapy for Psoriatic Arthritis
It is feasible to discontinue methotrexate in patients who had received tofacitinib combination therapy.
New Guidelines for Asthma Management
The recommendations are based on evidence from 6 systematic reviews.
Lower Treatment Effectiveness for Secukinumab, Ustekinumab in Real-World Setting
There is a gap between the efficacy of biologics in trials and the real-world setting.
Lifestyle Interventions May Reduce Long-Term Health Care Spending
Intervention participants had significant reductions in weight and HbA1c but there were no differences in hospital admissions or health care spending.
FDA Approves Omalizumab for Nasal Polyps
The approval comes after the completion of 2 studies, POLYP 1 and POLYP 2.
Addressing Obesity May Reduce Gout Incidence, Prevalence
Adjusting lifestyle factors can reduce the risk of gout in men.
Psoriasis Flare Rates Low Among Systemic Corticosteroid Users
Strict avoidance of systemic corticosteroids among patients with psoriasis may be unnecessary.
Positive Effects of Fecal Material Transplantation for IBD Management
Fecal material transplantation for the management of patients with IBD demonstrates a response rate of 53.8% with a complete remission of 37%.
Unclear Whether Nocturnal Oxygen Positively Affects COPD Patients
The trial did not reach full enrollment.
Alan Kaye, MD, PhD: Treating Pain Traditionally and with Alternate Therapies
Alan Kaye, MD, PhD, joins DocTalk during Pain Awareness Month to discuss opioids, alternate pain therapies, and caring for patients with pain.
Lakiea Wright, MD: Differentiating Between Allergies, COVID-19, and Flu
Distinguishing factors between the 3.
Christina Ciaccio, MD, MSc: Treating Patients with Arachis Hypogaea
How the treatment differs from others for peanut allergy.
Ustekinumab Associated with Increased Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events
Ustekinumab should be prescribed cautiously to those at high cardiovascular risk.
Placebo Arms Reduce Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Trials
Findings indicate placebo responses are more than a psychological placebo effect.
Christina Ciaccio, MD, MSc: Arachis Hypogaea for Peanut Allergy
The expert discusses the first FDA-approved drug of its kind for peanut allergy.
Post-Discharge VTE Following COVID-19 Hospitalization Is Low
Post-discharge thromboprophylaxis is not necessary.
Daniel Albert, MD: Telemedicine Challenges for Rheumatologists During COVID-19
Three key issues with using the technology over in-person visits.
Daniel Albert, MD: Telemedicine for Rheumatic Care
How rheumatologists use telemedicine during COVID-19.
Alan Kaye, MD, PhD: Treating Pain During COVID-19
Leveraging telemedicine during COVID-19.
Alan Kaye, MD, PhD: The Intersection of Pain and Rheumatology
An expert explains resources for pain related to rheumatic conditions.
Nancy Lane, MD: The State of Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
An expert discusses the state of screening, diagnosing, and treating osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
PASDAS Sensitive at Detecting Changes in Psoriatic Disease Activity
Which composite measures detect the highest level of changes in psoriatic disease activity.
Ashley Crew, MD: The Relationship Between Healthcare Specialists
How providers of multiple specialists can come together to help 1 patient.
Ashley Crew, MD: Barriers to Topical Steroid Use
An expert dermatologist explains.
DMARDs for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated ILD
A majority of patients with the condition are on azathioprine or mycophenolate mofetil and mycophenolic acid.
Ashley Crew, MD: Clinical Manifestations in Rheum Care Requiring Derm Consult
When a rheum patient might need to consult with a dermatologist.
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