To better standardise the evaluation of disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis patients, especially in moderate disease, consensus scores of their medical doctor (MD) global ratings (EGA) are needed. Dr Janet Pope (Western University of Canada) suggests the development of a catalogue of patient scenarios to decrease the wide variability of ranking among rheumatologists. She explains how that could work in this conversation with Dr Paul Studenic (Medical University Vienna, Austria).
Read the study “Physician global assessments for disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis are all over the map!” on the RMD Open website: http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000578.
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COVID-19 and cytokines - same storm, different origins?
11:02In this podcast, Caroline Ospelt (Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland) talks to Alessia Alunno (Rheumatology Unit, University of Perugia, Italy) about the similarities and differences in the cytokine storm that occurs in COVID-19 patients and people with rheumatic diseases. Link to related paper: https://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e001295
Imaging in large vessel vasculitis
9:15A systematic literature review on imaging techniques for diagnosis, outcome prediction and disease monitoring in large vessel vasculitis informing the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations is discussed in this podcast by two of the authors of the paper: Dr. Christina Duftner, rheumatologist at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, and Dr. Sofia Ramiro, rheumatologist at Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands. Read the paper on the RMD Open website: https://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000612.
The use of MRI in rheumatology
3:25RMD Open Editor-in-Chief Professor Bernard Combe talks to Professor Annette van der Helm from Leiden University Medical Center about the use of MR imaging in the diagnosis and classification of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Professor van der Helm briefly summarises the pros and cons of MR imaging in comparison with the use of CT images, and highlights some of the technical challenges of this technique. For further information on this topic please read this viewpoint article published in RMD Open: https://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000728.
Improving the peer review skills of young researchers in rheumatology
11:02What is peer-review and why is important? EMEUNET, the Emerging EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) Network, organises a training program in collaboration with the EULAR journals to improve peer review skills of young researchers. Want to know more? Listen to the conversation between Dr Aurélie Najm (Nantes University Hospital, France) and Dr Javier Rodriìguez-Carrio (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), first author of “Improving the peer review skills of young rheumatologists and researchers in rheumatology: the EMEUNET Peer Review Mentoring Program”, published by the members of the EMEUNET Peer Mentoring subgroup. Read the full article on the RMD Open website: https://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000619 Learn more about EMEUNET here: https://emeunet.eular.org
Don’t neglect nutrition in rheumatoid arthritis!
6:36What mistakes should be avoided in our diet? And what potentially beneficial foods should we be taking? The answers are given by Professor Maurizio Cutolo (Postgraduate School of Rheumatology, University of Genova, Genova, Italy)in this short conversation with Claire Daien (Rheumatology department, Montpellier University, France) recorded at the XVII Mediterranean Congress of Rheumatology, in Genova, Italy, in April 2018. Read the full editorial on the RMD Open website: http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000591.
A standardised catalogue of patient scenarios to improve the ranking of RA disease activity?
18:44To better standardise the evaluation of disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis patients, especially in moderate disease, consensus scores of their medical doctor (MD) global ratings (EGA) are needed. Dr Janet Pope (Western University of Canada) suggests the development of a catalogue of patient scenarios to decrease the wide variability of ranking among rheumatologists. She explains how that could work in this conversation with Dr Paul Studenic (Medical University Vienna, Austria). Read the study “Physician global assessments for disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis are all over the map!” on the RMD Open website: http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000578.
Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid? The MDHAQ patient questionnaire role in routine rheumatology care
6:08Editor-in-Chief of RMD Open Bernard Combe is joined by Theodore Pincus, Rheumatologist at the Rush University, Chicago, to discuss how new screening tools such as the MDHAQ (Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire) are improving diagnosis in rheumatology. To read more about these topics, visit the RMD Open website: MDHAQ/RAPID3 scores in patients with osteoarthritis are similar to or higher than in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study from current routine rheumatology care at four sites - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000391 Responsiveness of a simple RAPID-3-like index compared to disease-specific BASDAI and ASDAS indices in patients with axial spondyloarthritis - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000235 Improving inflammatory arthritis management through tighter monitoring of patients and the use of innovative electronic tools - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000302 Systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for assessing disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000202.
Sjögren's syndrome: what do we know so far?
5:14Professor Xavier Mariette (Head of Rheumatology at Université Paris-Sud, France) is an expert in Sjögren's syndrome. He tells Editor-in-Chief of RMD Open Bernard Combe what is known so far about a relatively unstudied autoimmune disease characterised by dryness of the mouth and eyes which is closely linked to rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Read more about this subject on the RMD Open website: • “Epidemiology of neurological manifestations in Sjögren's syndrome: data from the French ASSESS Cohort” -http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000179; • “SIGLEC1 is a biomarker of disease activity and indicates extraglandular manifestation in primary Sjögren's syndrome” - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000292; • “Patient burden of Sjögren’s: a comprehensive literature review revealing the range and heterogeneity of measures used in assessments of severity” - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/3/2/e000443.
Rheumatic immune-related adverse events of checkpoint therapy for cancer
5:56Cassandra Calabrese (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA) speaks with Editor-in-Chief of RMD Open Bernard Combe about checkpoint inhibitors. For more information, please visit the RMD Open website, where the related article to this podcast can also be found: Rheumatic immune-related adverse events of checkpoint therapy for cancer: case series of a new nosological entity: http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/3/1/e000412.
Branded drug or biosimilar? Reasons to adopt generics in rheumatology, by Professor Jonathan Kay
5:17Professor Jonathan Kay (Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) tells Editor-in-Chief of RMD Open Bernard Combe why he supports the switch from branded drugs to their cheaper biosimilar. They spoke at the EULAR conference 2017, held in Madrid, in June. For more information on this topic read: • Key design considerations on comparative clinical efficacy studies for biosimilars: adalimumab as an example - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000154 • Biosimilars: what do patients need to consider? - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/1/1/e000141 • Biosimilars in rheumatology: what the clinician should know - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/1/1/e000010 • Switching from originator biological agents to biosimilars: what is the evidence and what are the issues? - http://rmdopen.bmj.com/content/3/2/e000492.