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#ACR19 Review Course — Update in RA Therapy 2019 — Dr. Michael Weinblatt.

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SQ MTX offers the advantage of delivering 100% of the med to the patient.

Split dose oral MTX also increase bioavailability >28% over single dose.

Also important to make sure you escalate the dose of MTX up to 20-25mg/wk.
#ACR19
2/3 of patients don’t achieve low disease activity or remission on MTX alone. These pts need another agent.

Keeping them on MTX increases the efficacy of some biologics (TNFi, RTX) and helps prevent drug-blocking antibodies.

#ACR19
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A3. From home I observed #ACR18 featuring patient interviews like the one with @DawnMGibson.

It gave me so much hope & vidation about #painsomnia. #CreakyChats
A3. Iearned about patient posters & through community representatives who attended, that researchers and doctors were observing and listening. #CreakyChats
A3. That meant so much to me. I'm still thinking about it and browsing and observing material from the #LupusChat attendees, @CreakyJoints and @DawnMGibson.

What a well timed moment to be be newly diagnosed with Arthritis & Fibro.

#CreakyChats
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A4. Yes because I trust your word @DawnMGibson.

I am newly diagnosed with Arthritis in my right hip. I've been complaining about my hip and walking with a cane for years. #SpoonieChat
A4. And I learned so much for #ACR18 and @CreakyJoints and @DawnMGibson's #Painsomnia interview.

#SpoonieChat
A4. It gave me lots of opportunities to learn about #fibro (which is often treated by Rhematologists.)

And I'd never heard of patient posters. There was so much sharing. I was so imoressed with the patient involvement at #ACR18.
#SpoonieChat
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😆🤣😂I died when @DawnMGibson said that some sleep hygiene tips are muggle advice! #ACR18 #Painsomnia
"Magical beings such as myself don't always do well with that." #ACR18 #SpoonieChat #Facts
I much prefer the idea of a sleep PLAN. You don't hear people talking about our #painsomnia struggle outside of giving the standard advice that doesn't work for is. #ACR18
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