Today's Health News

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures

MRI Safe for Those With Non-MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices

MRI can be performed safely in patients with non-MRI-conditional devices, including pacemakers

Findings Conflicted for Benefit of Tocilizumab in COVID-19

One trial shows reduction in mortality, but no evidence of efficacy seen in two additional trials

Corticosteroid Exposure Affects Bone Health in Asthma Patients

Oral, inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased risk for osteoporosis, fragility fractures

Vertebral Fractures Marker of Poorer Prognosis in COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with vertebral fractures more often require noninvasive mechanical ventilation

Total Joint Arthroplasty Linked to Reduced Risk for Falls

Risk for falls significantly reduced for patients undergoing total hip, knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis

Most Users Report Cannabidiol Use for Treatment of Diagnosable Conditions

Psychiatric, orthopedic, and sleep issues most commonly cited in a Reddit forum

MACE Up for High-Risk Patients After Noncardiac Surgery

Incidence of MACE 20.6 percent within 365 days in patients at increased CV risk

Cannabis Use Common in Older Adults

Most indicate using after age 60 years for medical purposes

Upadacitinib Tops Abatacept for RA Refractory to DMARDs

Superior for mean change in composite DAS28-CRP values and remission, but more adverse events seen