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19. ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Recommends Vaccination, Addresses Immunosuppressant Drugs & Patient Concerns

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Release Date: 02/10/2021

23. COVID-19 Updates: Vaccine 3rd Doses, Antibody Testing & Real-World Data show art 23. COVID-19 Updates: Vaccine 3rd Doses, Antibody Testing & Real-World Data

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The ACR continues to learn more about navigating COVID-19 in rheumatology patients. Dr. Jeff Curtis, Chair of the ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Task Force, joins us to discuss vaccine 3rd doses, antibody testing, real-world-data, updated task force recommendations, monoclonal antibody treatment, and more.

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22. The Impact of Diet on Rheumatic Conditions show art 22. The Impact of Diet on Rheumatic Conditions

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On this episode,  Dr. Monica Guma joins the show to talk about how diet may impact these conditions—positively or negatively.  

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21. Use of Complementary Alternative Therapies in Rheumatic Care show art 21. Use of Complementary Alternative Therapies in Rheumatic Care

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Dr. Chenchen Wang joins the show to discuss popular alternative therapies*, address a few myths, and offer insight on how rheumatologists can support patients interested in these alternative options.

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20. Looking Back on a Year of Telemedicine  During COVID-19 show art 20. Looking Back on a Year of Telemedicine During COVID-19

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This month, our host takes a look back on the telemedicine journey many health care providers and patients navigated in 2020. Dr. Christine Peoples and Dr. Aruni Jayatilleke join as guests sharing their experiences and tips on digitally treating patients with rheumatic diseases.

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19. ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Recommends Vaccination, Addresses Immunosuppressant Drugs & Patient Concerns show art 19. ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Recommends Vaccination, Addresses Immunosuppressant Drugs & Patient Concerns

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This show is a special one and covers a topic that so many of you have been asking about! The American College of Rheumatology just released its guidance summary on the COVID-19 vaccine for patients with rheumatic diseases, and we have the lead author, Dr. Jeff Curtis, on the show to discuss the research and recommendations.

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18. Advocacy in Rheumatology (Jan. 19, 2021) show art 18. Advocacy in Rheumatology (Jan. 19, 2021)

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This month’s show focuses on advocacy in the rheumatology space. Our host chats with Lennie Shewmaker McDaniel, director of congressional affairs for the ACR; and Amanda Grimm Wiegrefe, the ACR’s director of regulatory affairs about advocacy wins and losses for 2020, the upcoming priorities for 2021, and how listeners can get involved.

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17. Hot Topics Journals Edition (Dec. 15, 2020) show art 17. Hot Topics Journals Edition (Dec. 15, 2020)

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16. Hot Topics Journals Edition (Nov. 17, 2020) show art 16. Hot Topics Journals Edition (Nov. 17, 2020)

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This month’s show features a guest author discussing, Dr. Yusuf Yazici, discussing his team’s efforts to create a drug treatment for osteoarthritis. The study was published in the American College of Rheumatology’s journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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15. ACR Convergence 2020 Preview (Oct. 20, 2020) show art 15. ACR Convergence 2020 Preview (Oct. 20, 2020)

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This month we’re giving you a preview of ACR Convergence 2020, the ACR’s annual meeting, which will be held Nov. 5 – 9 in an all-virtual environment. Our host chats with Dr. Vicki Shanmugam and Dr. Swamy Venuturupalli about the shift to a virtual event this year, what’s changing and staying the same, must attend sessions including special COVID-19 discussions and what participants can expect from this all-encompassing experience. 

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14. Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM) (Sept. 15, 2020) show art 14. Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM) (Sept. 15, 2020)

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It’s Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, RDAM for short, and in this episode, we’re talking with Dr. Kanika Monga about a few of the 100+ rheumatic diseases, the 54 million Americans with a rheumatic condition and the results of a nationwide patient survey. RDAM is hosted every September by the American College of Rheumatology and its Simple Tasks™ awareness campaign.

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This show is a special one and covers a topic that so many of you have been asking about! The American College of Rheumatology just released its guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine for patients with rheumatic diseases, and we have the lead author, Dr. Jeff Curtis, on with our host to discuss the research and recommendations.   

 

Throughout the show, you will hear Dr. Curtis the ACR’s recommendation that all patients with rheumatic diseases should get the vaccine and that it does not matter which one you get—just make sure your second dose is by the same brand. Bottom line: get whichever one is available to you as soon as you can get it.

 

They also discuss the process of developing the ACR guidance, the experts involved including epidemiologists, rheumatologists, and infectious disease clinicians; and how they plan to keep the document updated.

 

And finally, they discuss the safety and efficacy of the vaccines despite how rapidly they were developed, the low risk of disease flares, and the importance of ongoing research on this topic.

 

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