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.
37. Expert Insights on Treating Spondyloarthritis
Today, we’ve invited a clinical expert of spondyloarthritis, Dr. Maureen Dubreuil. In this episode, Dr. Dubreuil discusses how she evaluates and treats patients with this specific condition and shares with us tips and insights into how to diagnose and manage this disease.
36. Hot Topics – Spring & Summer 2022 Edition
This week’s episode is another installment of our popular “Hot Topics” series, where we discuss “must read” studies recently published in one of ACR’s three peer-reviewed journals. Joining us is Dr. Vicki Shanmugam. Not just our guest today, but also the host of a new ACR podcast series, “ACR Journals on Air” scheduled to launch later this summer. Today, we’ll hear what we can expect from her new podcast, and we’ll talk about some of her favorite studies in the ACR’s journals right now. Enjoy!
35. Guideline for Vaccinations in Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases
In this week’s episode, we discuss the "ACR’s 2022 Guideline Summary for Vaccinations in Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases" with lead author Dr. Anne Bass, Attending Physician in the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. During our conversation we consider the importance of guidelines for vaccines, the impact certain drugs like rituximab and methotrexate have on vaccinations, cover some vaccine highlights within the guidelines, how these guidelines can aid in navigation with insurance companies and much, much more.
34. Responding to and Dealing with Implicit Bias as a Healthcare Provider
Today we’re talking about implicit bias with Dr Arin Reeves. What bias is, how it permeates our lives, how it can negatively impact our workforce, and its impact on clinical research and patient care. Most importantly, we discuss what we can do about our implicit biases to prevent them from causing damage.
33. B-Cell Depleting Therapies and COVID-19
This week we welcome Dr. Alfred Kim to our show as we discuss B-Cell depleting therapies and how patients on these drugs may be more susceptible to COVID-19. During which, Dr. Kim takes us back to the beginning of the pandemic and how he and his patients initially managed the rituximab infusions, how and why people on this drug may be at increased risk of severe disease, the importance of vaccinations, and why they may not work for this patient population. Finally, we finish with Dr. Kim sharing with us important information on how to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 among people taking b-cell depleting therapies, now that there are new therapies for COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis.
32. The Importance of Mental Healthcare for Healthcare Providers
Today’s episode is all about mental health for today’s healthcare professionals with our guest, Dr. Hanna Zembrzuska. She is a psychiatrist and rheumatologist and is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Iowa, holding appointments in the depts of internal medicine and psychiatry. We discuss everything from what burnout is, strategies to prevent/overcome it, the importance of having a sense of control within your medical practice and how to establish boundaries to coaching and support groups for physicians, as well as tips and tricks to maintain your mental health during busy clinic days. We then dive into how depression and anxiety can cause physical pain with rheumatic disease.
Great topics/ guideline discussion for Rheumatologist. Many thanks Dr Haussmann, interviewers, and ACR support.
Finally! Great work by Dr. Hausmann.