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Rheuminations

Oct 1, 2019

A quick take on one of the little-appreciated engines of the innate immune system. 

  • Intro :10
  • A little about this episode :25
  • The inflammasome is a component of the innate immune system 3:12
  • Remember NLRP3 4:12
  • The toll-like receptors 5:05
  • Triggering the inflammasome 7:05
  • The proteins 8:04
  • A medieval battle and a...


Aug 9, 2019

“Acute rheumatic fever is proceeded by an infection with Group A strep” is a mantra that all health care workers know. This episode digs through the history of how we came to understand this fact, as well as how our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of rheumatic fever developed.

  • Intro :10
  • Why I...


Aug 1, 2019

Join me as I explore a case of fever and migratory inflammatory arthritis, then discuss the case with the double-boarded rheumatologist/infectious disease expert, Cassandra Calabrese, DO.

  • Intro :10
  • My new book :24
  • Inside this episode 1:20
  • Case presentation 1:38
  • Introducing Dr. Cassandra Calabrese 9:22
  • The interview...


Jul 3, 2019

John Stone, MD, MPH, is the world leader in the field of IgG4-related disease research. In this episode, he breaks down the histology of IgG4-related disease, important aspects of what is known about the pathophysiology of the disease, as well as future directions in treatment.

  • Intro :10
  • Inside this episode...


Jun 11, 2019

In this episode, James Rosenbaum, MD, an expert in inflammatory eye disease, breaks down how systemic autoimmune conditions can affect the eye and highlights pearls that Rheumatologists should know.

  • Intro :10
  • Inside this episode :15
  • Introducing Dr. Jim Rosenbaum :51
  • The interview 1:26
  • Some basic terms 1:45
  • TEON...