Podcasts

Podcast: ACR Annual Meeting Preview

November 07, 2020

Welcome to Overdrive, the podcast from Rheumatology Network. This week marks the start of the 2020 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Some of the studies we're covering include new therapies for lupus nephritis, the impact of COVID-19 on rheumatic disease patients, and pregnancy outcomes in ILD patients. Today, Dr. Fotios Koumpouras of the Yale School of Medicine, highlights some studies you won't want to miss at this year's meeting.

Exercise Types Essential in Rheumatic Disease

October 31, 2020

Patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis should be participating in four different types of exercise: cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and balance. But a new study shows that patients are overly focused on cardiovascular exercise and not enough on exercise types designed to strengthen and protect joints and bones. In this interview, Dr. Lauren Freid, a rheumatologist with the University of California Los Angeles and the lead investigator of a study on physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis, addresses exercise essentials for inflammatory rheumatic disease.

Addressing Misconceptions About Gout

October 29, 2020

In today's episode of the Rheumatology Network podcast Overdrive, we talk with Dr. Bradley Marder, medical director of nephrology for Horizon Therapeutics. Gout, he says, is not only a rheumatic disease that affects peripheral joints, it’s a disease that's systemic in nature and progressive. As a nephrologist, he sees gout as kidney disease. In today's episode of Overdrive, he explains why.

First-Ever Designated Treatment for Lupus Nephritis

September 26, 2020

Today, we talk with Dr. Richard Furie who is chief of rheumatology at Northwell Health in New York. Dr. Furie is the lead investigator of a study on lupus nephritis just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Furie and colleagues from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research reported that belimumab with standard therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for lupus nephritis. If the treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it would be the first of its kind for this condition. In this presentation, Dr. Furie tell us more.

Post Fracture Oversight Persists in Osteoporosis

September 25, 2020

In a review recently published in Current Osteoporosis Reports, Sarah French, M.D., a rheumatologist with the University of California at San Francisco, summarizes performance quality measures for osteoporosis using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid measures for pay-for-performance programs. In this interview, Dr. French shares with us her findings.

Adopting Right-Sized Care in Rheumatology

September 01, 2020

Today from Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, we talk with Dr. Jeffrey Curtis of the University of Alabama. We spoke about the use of activity trackers as a tool to record and track arthritic flare-ups. The device has been found to be useful in improving patient care or as Dr. Curtis says, “we need to right-size care” by giving patients the right care at the right time.” In this interview, he explains how an activity tracker can make such a huge difference in the care patients receive.

The Public Health Crisis of Bone Health

August 20, 2020

In today's issue of Overdrive, the podcast from Rheumatology Network, we focus on bone health. In the U.S. there are about 54 million women and men, who have low bone density and are at risk of having a fracture. And, despite having access to effective treatments, most people are not being tested or treated---even high-risk patients. It's a major public health concern and a crisis in medicine, says one expert.

Podcast: Making Sense of the COVID-19 Infodemic

August 13, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic early this year, there have been a number of studies published to test the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment. In today’s edition of Overdrive, the podcast from Rheumatology Network, Dr. Daniel Solomon, editor-in-chief of Arthritis and Rheumatology, helps us make sense of the science.

Podcast: Breaks and Ruptures in Patient-Doctor Communications

August 04, 2020

There is an inherit risk for a break, or rupture, in the doctor-patient relationship. In this episode of Overdrive, Dr. Kim Gorgens, a psychologist with the University of Denver and a Rheumatology Network board member, and Dr. Linda Mona, a patient with chronic disease and a clinical psychologist, discuss maintaining a good relationship with your patients which hold more benefits than you may realize.

Podcast: Are your patients well verse on vitamin D intake?

August 03, 2020

Managing vitamin D levels may not be as straightforward as it would seem. There are factors that should be considered that are not often communicated to patients. In today's edition of Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, we talk with Dr. Suzanne Jan de Beur of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as director of endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and president-elect of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.