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Rheuminations

Apr 17, 2019

This ripping yarn delves into the history of tumor necrosis factor in relation to rheumatoid arthritis with emphasis on the original studies that set the stage for the use of TNF inhibition in RA. 

  • Intro :11
  • What we’ll cover here :16
  • Recap of Part 1 1:25
  • What I discovered when doing this episode 1:22
  • What this...


Mar 8, 2019

In Part 1, we look at the original studies that led to the discovery of TNF in two separate labs where researchers were looking for two completely different things. We’ll learn how these discoveries then fueled the use of TNF in the failed trials as an anti-cancer agent, and the eventual development of antibody...


Feb 15, 2019

Take a listen to this medical mystery and learn about a not-so-rare condition — depending on where you live. Hear some interesting historical stories about the physicians who helped establish the diagnosis, as well as an interview with a renowned expert.

  • Intro :11
  • A 57-year-old woman presents with multiple-week...


Jan 24, 2019

In this guest episode, Leonard Calabrese, DO, provides the history of systemic lupus erythematosus, with special emphasis on the discovery of the LE cell and the two clinics involved in its detection.  

  • Introduction of Leonard Calabrese, DO :11
  • In this episode … 1:44
  • A brief history of systemic lupus erythematosus...


Jan 4, 2019

Richard Furie, MD, is chief, division of rheumatology, at Northwell Health, and professor of medicine at Hofstra/Northwell School of Medicine. Join us in this ACR interview, as we discuss the story of interferon, lupus therapeutics — including B cell depletion — and the future of lupus research and...