Don’t discontinue osteoporosis meds for COVID-19 vaccines, expert guidance says
March 11, 2021
Recommendations help physicians distinguish between a reaction to the vaccine and a reaction to medication.
Biologics may protect psoriasis patients against severe COVID-19
November 2, 2020
Preliminary evidence suggests biologics prevent the fearsome COVID-19 late cytokine storm.
Vertebral fractures in COVID-19 linked to mortality
October 28, 2020
Radiologic thoracic vertebral fractures were found in one-third of COVID-19 patients who underwent lateral chest x-rays, and those patients were twice as likely to die.
Low vitamin D linked to increased COVID-19 risk
July 30, 2020
A large study evaluates associations between low serum vitamin D levels and risks for acquiring COVID-19 and hospitalization.
Medical societies advise on vitamin D in midst of COVID-19
July 13, 2020
Preliminary results show for the first time that vitamin D intake may be tied to decreased risk for immunotherapy-induced colitis in patients with melanoma.
Newer anticoagulants linked to lower fracture risk in AFib
May 26, 2020
Direct oral anticoagulants were associated with lower osteoporosis fracture risk than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
DOACs linked to lower fracture risk versus warfarin in AFib patients
May 20, 2020
The results suggest women may particularly benefit from DOAC use.
Advice on treating rheumatic diseases from a COVID-19 epicenter
May 13, 2020
Hospital for Special Surgery rheumatologists discuss their approach to caring for patients with rheumatic diseases within their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACR gives guidance on rheumatic disease management during pandemic
May 12, 2020
When COVID-19 is suspected, rheumatic disease patients may continue their hydroxychloroquine but other rheumatic disease treatments may need to be stopped or held.
Societies offer advice on treating osteoporosis patients during pandemic
May 11, 2020
General and specific recommendations from leading bone health organizations shine a light on how to manage osteoporosis patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.