Patients treated with tocilizumab were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared with placebo.
New CDC website guidelines suggesting that the new coronavirus can be transmitted by tiny droplets over a distance greater than six feet and that indoor ventilation is crucial to prevent its spread were removed from the agency’s website late Monday morning.
Study authors reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness of low-dose aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
A single infusion of an experimental drug dramatically lowers levels of coronavirus in the bodies of newly infected patients and cuts their chances of hospitalization.
History of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with a higher risk for confirmed vertebral fracture.
For pediatric patients transferring to an adult rheumatology clinic, insurance coverage and referral predict shorter time to completed adult visit.
Researchers evaluated a specific phenotype of COVID-19-associated hyperinflammation and its association with escalation of patient care.
Emergency use authorization or approval for a COVID-19 vaccine before phase 3 clinical trials are complete could be considered by the US FDA.
The addition of lung-specific risk factors into fracture risk assessment tools may more accurately predict hip fracture risk in smokers.
Researchers described the prevalence of self-reported frailty among patients with rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases and its associated factors.
The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card a rapid antigen test for the detection of COVID-19.
Study authors highlighted the challenges associated with the identification of published COVID-19 literature and suggested resources for rheumatologists and their patients.
A phase 1 study of AstraZeneca’s investigational monoclonal antibody AZD7442 for COVID-19 has been initiated.
ACIP recommendations have been updated to include the influenza vaccination for the 2020 to 2021 season.
The world’s first confirmed case of reinfection with the new coronavirus has been reported in Hong Kong.