CME Course | Free | Credits: .25

A Discussion About the Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatology Patients

In this podcast, why patients with rheumatic diseases are found to be at higher risk of herpes zoster is discussed. Additionally, evidence of the safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in subjects with rheumatologic diseases is explored.

Posted in: Public Health & Environmental Medicine1 Rheumatology and Orthopedics4

CME Course | Free | Credits: .75

Musculoskeletal Manifestations/Complications of Diabetes

It has been estimated that over 38 million Americans have diabetes mellitus. The cardiovascular, neurologic, and renal effects of diabetes are well-recognized; however, surprisingly little information on the musculoskeletal manifestations of this disease has been disseminated.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism4 Rheumatology and Orthopedics4

Abstract | April 6, 2022

The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and Topical Diclofenac Sodium on Osteoarthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from osteoarthritis; the chronic degeneration of joint surfaces. This degradation leads to pain, stiffness, tenderness, swelling, and soft tissue inflammation that significantly disrupts daily life.

Posted in: Rheumatology and Orthopedics4

SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Rheumatology Patients

Objectives: Recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) is Food and Drug Administration approved for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in adults 50 years old and older. Immunocompromised subjects were excluded from the pivotal vaccine trials. We studied the safety of this vaccine in our university-affiliated rheumatology practice. Methods: This was a...

Posted in: Rheumatology and Orthopedics10

CME Course | Free | Credits: .5

Safety of Baricitinib 4 mg for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Join Drs. Tracey Dabal and Christopher Jackson as they discuss the safety of baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a topic they address in their article that appears in the May 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal.

Posted in: Rheumatology and Orthopedics4

SMJ Article | Original Article

COVID-19 Impact on Orthopedic Surgeons: Elective Procedures, Telehealth, and Income

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the response in orthopedic surgery to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic across the United States by surveying surgeons about their care setting, timing of restrictions on elective surgery, use of telehealth, and estimated economic impact. Methods: A survey was distributed...

Posted in: Infectious Disease79 Rheumatology and Orthopedics10

SMJ Article | Review Article

Safety of Baricitinib 4 mg for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Objective: We evaluated the safety of baricitinib 4 mg at 24 weeks for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: Multiple databases were searched from inception up to November 26, 2019 for randomized controlled trials comparing baricitinib 4 mg with placebo for the treatment of moderate to...

Posted in: Rheumatology and Orthopedics10

SMJ Article | Original Article

Factors Affecting Quality of Life at Discharge among Patients with Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

Objectives: This study aimed to identify factors, including physical functions and activities that affect quality of life (QOL) at discharge among patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Methods: Patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures were included in our prospective cohort study. Multiple regression analysis was performed to determine the predictors of QOL...

Posted in: Metabolic & Other Bone Disease (Osteoporosis)4

SMJ Article | Review Article

CME Article: Osteoporosis in Adult Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Special Considerations for Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management

 As medical care progresses, patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer and beginning to experience diseases that commonly afflict the aging population, such as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis and resultant fractures increase disability and threaten the independence of this vulnerable population. In addition, the diagnosis, prevention, and management of osteoporosis...

Posted in: Metabolic & Other Bone Disease (Osteoporosis)4

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1

Osteoporosis in Adult Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Special Considerations for Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management

This course addresses special considerations related to the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Posted in: Rheumatology and Orthopedics4 Metabolic & Other Bone Disease (Osteoporosis)1

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