As the official podcast of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), ACR on Air seeks to have
informative and engaging conversations rheumatology professionals want to hear – ranging in topic from trends in
clinical practice, to issues affecting rheumatology professionals, and the changing landscape of the rheumatology
field. Tune in each month for engaging interviews and commentary.
31. 2021 Kawasaki Disease Guidelines
Today, in this episode, we’ll discuss the new “2021 Guideline for the Management of Kawasaki Disease”, the mysterious triggers that cause KD, the use of therapies such as IVIG, steroids, infliximab, anakinra, and compare multisystem inflammatory disease in children, or MIS-C (a condition very similar to Kawasaki Disease that is triggered by SARS COV-2). Joining us today is Dr. Mark Gorelik, lead Author of the “2021 Guideline for the Management of Kawasaki Disease”. He’s an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, is a pediatric rheumatologist, an allergist and immunologist. His research focuses on vasculitis, including Kawasaki disease, and on immune dysregulation.
30. Importance of Physical Activity for People with Rheumatic Diseases
In this episode, Dr. Kim Steinbarger, PT, MHS, DHSc, Asst. Professor at Husson University, and Talitha Black, an occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), help us clarify some common misconceptions about exercise for people with rheumatic diseases. We’ll discuss tips and strategies to increase physical activity for people of all ages, explore who would benefit from physical or occupational therapy. We’ll discuss bracing, taping, and other strategies that people may use to reduce pain and improve function.
29. Cannabis as Pain Management
Today we interview Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a Rheumatologist in Montreal, Canada who specializes in pain management in rheumatic diseases and explore cannabis as a pain management option
28. ACR 2021 JIA Guidelines
Recently, ACR released two treatment guidelines for JIA. One updating pharmacologic management and another for non-pharmacologic therapies. We have lead author, Dr. Karen Onel, taking us through a deep dive on these, in an episode close to Jon's heart
Hot Topics in Reproductive Health
Pregnancy and reproductive health have long been hot topics in the rheumatology community. Lisa Sammaritano, MD and Whitney White, PharmD, BCPS joined our host to discuss three research articles moving conversations forward on pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease patients. Tough Choices: Exploring Medication Decision-Making During Pregnancy and Lactation Among Women With Inflammatory Arthritis. ACR Open Rheumatology. Improving Knowledge of Lactation Compatibility of Antirheumatic Medications Among Providers Who Care for Patients With Rheumatic Disease. ACR Open Rheumatology. Improved Pregnancy Outcome in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Followed an Ideal Clinical Pathway. ACR Arthritis Care & Research.
26. Vasculitis Guidelines Miniseries - Part 3
In this episode of ACR on Air, we reach the final installment of our vasculitis guideline miniseries. Dr. Hausmann is once again joined by Dr. Sharon Chung, lead author of the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for managing systemic vasculitis, to discuss Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN). Dr. Chung weighs in on CTA over MRA for abdominal vascular imaging, and blind biopsy. Dr. Hausmann and Dr. Chung examine various patient scenarios for PAN symptoms and why they would meet the criteria for data testing.
Finally! Great work by Dr. Hausmann.