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Entries from May 2019

E40: Rheum4Debate - “SCT is 1st Line Tx for SSc ILD”

May 23rd, 2019 · Comments

Exciting episode this week!  This is the FIRST of a new podcast series entitled Rheum4Debate, an Oxford style debate show for the field of rheumatology.  We are planning to release one episode a month; each have a moderator and one physician on each side of a controversial motion.  Be sure to VOTE on whether you agree or disagree with the motion AFTER you have listened to the podcast! Get the episode at!

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E39: MTX for GCA - 3 RCTs and a Case Control Study

May 9th, 2019 · Comments

This week a nice case control study out of Mayo challenged my own bias against MTX in GCA.  This prompted a deep dive into the literature, including 3 RCTs and meta analysis.  At the end of the day, I'm more (almost) fully convinced that MTX offers a (mediocre) benefit. 

Follow me on twitter (@ebrheum) to share your thoughts and find all of the PDFs at my Box on 

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E38: Romosozumab for Osteoporosis

May 2nd, 2019 · Comments

The FDA recently approved romosozumab for high risk post menopausal osteoporosis, but gave it a black box warning for cardiovascular disease.  This week I'll cover the data that led to it's approval despite such dire warnings.  

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