Expert Interviews

Daniel J. Lovell, MD, MPH: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

April 05, 2021

This week, Rheumatology Network sat down with Daniel J. Lovell, MD, MPH, to discuss his study, “Prevalence of autoimmune diseases and other associated conditions in children and young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.”

Jack March: Exercises for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

March 19, 2021

In this video, Jack March, a physiotherapist specializing in rheumatology, demonstrates exercises for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) relief. He discusses providing exercises for patients, how to prescribe them, reasons to get patients to exercise, and the many benefits that come from engaging in a workout routine.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Announces Additional Funds for Telehealth Studies

March 17, 2021

This week, Rheumatology Network sat down to interview S. Louis Bridges, MD, PhD, to highlight the availability of funds for projects exploring telehealth. Bridges is the President of the Rheumatology Research Foundation, as well as Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), as well as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at HSS and Weill Cornell College of Medicine.

Robert Keenan, MD: Efficacy of Combination Therapy for Gout

March 15, 2021

Pegloticase in conjunction with immunomodulator combination therapy significantly increased pegloticase responder rates when compared with pegloticase monotherapy for patients with uncontrolled or refractory gout, according to a study. This week, Rheumatology Network interviewed lead investigator, Robert Keenan, MD, to discuss his findings.

Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

March 05, 2021

Brian Skaggs, PhD, and Maureen McMahon, MD, sat down with Rheumatology Network to discuss the results of their longitudinal study, “A Panel of Biomarkers Associates With Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.”

Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH: Overall Patient Experience (OPEX)

February 22, 2021

Rheumatology Network sat down with Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH, the lead investigator for the study: OPEX: Development of a novel overall patient experience measure to facilitate interpretation of comparison effectiveness studies. In partnership with CreakyJoints, Fraenkel is a rheumatologist at Berkshire Medical Center and Director of Patient Centered Population Health Research.

Benjamin Nowell, PhD: The Importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Experiences

February 19, 2021

Rheumatology Network sat down for an interview with Benjamin Nowell, PhD, in partnership with CreakyJoints, to discuss his 2 most recent studies. Nowell is the Director of Patient-Centered Research at CreakyJoints, part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation.

Anna Postolova, MD, MPH: Allergy and Immunology for the Rheumatologist

February 17, 2021

This week, we sat down with Anna Postolova, MD, MPH, to discuss her presentations for the Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium, which ran from February 10th through the 13th. Postolova is a rheumatologist and allergist at Menlo Medical Stanford Healthcare. She presented her findings on Beyond the Package Insert: IV IG – History, Data and Rheumatologic Considerations and Outside the Box: Hot topics in Allergy / Immunology for the Rheumatologist. During our interview, she gives us an overview on the history of intravenous immunoglobulin treatment and how rheumatologists can use allergy and immunology when treating patients with rheumatic diseases.

Glenn Haugeberg, MD, PhD: Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium

February 12, 2021

Rheumatology Network sat down for an interview with Glenn Haugeberg, MD, PhD, from Sørlandet Hospital, in Norway, to discuss his presentations for the Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium. He will be presenting his findings on Biosimilars: Review and Real-World Experience and Osteoimmunology: Osteoporosis and Beyond.

Roy Fleischmann, MD: Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium

February 11, 2021

Rheumatology Network interviewed Roy Fleischmann, MD, to discuss his presentations for the Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium. He is presenting his findings on Combination Therapy in Rheumatology and Rheumatology 2020: A Year in Review of Novel Therapies.