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COVID 19 Updates from RheumNow

Anti-Rheumatic Therapies for COVID-19 Infection

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic numerous anti-rheumatic therapies have been proposed as being potentially beneficial.

Growing Risk of COVID Among Adolescents

The risk COVID-19 infection and mortality in the U.S. has been closely correlated with increasing age. However, recent data suggests that young adults (aged 18–25 years) have shown an increasing risk of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Extrapulmonary Manifestations of COVID-19

A new article in Nature Medicine delineates how our understanding of COVID-19 infection has evolved over time, such that the infection outomes may be worsened by extrapulmonary manifestations; notably thrombotic, cardiac, renal, gastrointestinal hepatic, neurologic, and other complicatio

ICYMI: Protective Benefit of Colchicine in COVID-19 Infection

Editor's note: This article was originally published June 26, 2020 and is being shared again while RheumNow is on vacation in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: Faith

Editor's note: This blog was originally published June 3, 2020, and is being shared again while RheumNow is on vacation this week in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: Preventing COVID - Masks, Meters and Eyewear

Editor's note: This article originally appeared June 4, 2020, and is being shared again this week in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: Some Good Things, During the Time of COVID-19

Editor's note: This blog was originally published April 1, 2020, and is being shared again this week. 

ICYMI: Our Privilege

Editor's note: This was originally published May 11, 2020 and is being shared again this week in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: COVID-19 and Thrombotic Complications

Editor's note: This article was originally published May 7, 2020 and is being shared again this week in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: The Nine Lives of Hydroxychloroquine (Updated)

Editor's note: This article was originally published May 18, 2020, and is being shared again this week in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: Shutdown and the New Normal

Editor's note: This blog was originally published April 16, 2020, and is being shared again this week in case you missed it. 

ICYMI: Telemedicine Bloopers and Successes

Editor's note: This blog was originally published March 31, 2020 and is being shared again in case you missed it.

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NEW #COVID19—"Symmetric peripheral polyarthritis developed during #SARSCoV2 infection" Comment by Rosario Talarico and colleagues https://t.co/IqHp2GMLao #LancetRheumatology https://t.co/v3MBNDUnzG
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3 weeks 1 day ago
Reminders on Masking: 1. Everyone should wear masks; most who are infected dont know they are infx (asymptomatic); 2. Risk of transmission is directly correlated with the duration and intensity of contact - especially in closed quarters; less so if outside https://t.co/9nw43kPrhN

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3 weeks 3 days ago
10 FALSE reasons for not wearing a mask - https://t.co/zOViN8n4Yw Please wear a mask out of concern and care for others !!

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3 weeks 6 days ago
A msg from my nurse friend: “A blood clot from my pt yesterday. Covid lungs. I helped changed his code to DNR, talked to his son/ex wife/brother&sister to say goodbye. He asked if I would pray w/him. I prayed. He cried. Then I walked out & lost it. The public doesn’t get it.” https://t.co/AOdXshjTWL
4 weeks 2 days ago
Pleased to share our work detailing events around HCQ and COVID-19. Started through texts with @alhkim about the news cycle being a swinging pendulum. The figure tells it all. Proud to work with @rheum_covid. We will always advocate for our patients and sound science #hcqbrigade https://t.co/O2s2Ikd6bW

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1 month ago
I have entered more patients with #COVID19 in the @rheum_covid registry in the last 3 days than I have in the last 3 months. Come on Texas- we can do better! Wear your mask, watch your distance, and help each other stay healthy #July4th @RheumNow
1 month ago
Series of 11 severe COVID-19 pts Rx w/ Anakinra. 7/11 recv anakinra w/in 36 hrs - none required ventilation. 4 got anakinra after 4days of Resp Sx & required ventilation; 1 died. Pts were SARS‐CoV‐2+, w/ fever, ferritin >1,000 ng/mL & acute resp failure. https://t.co/vegsJPrSGp

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1 month ago
66 critically ill & 13 non‐critically ill COVID‐19 were tested for multiple anti‐phospholipid (aPL)Abs. APL common (47%) in critically ill, may be transient (35‐39d post onset). Multiple medium/high levels aPLs may identify at risk for CVA or APS

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1 month ago
Schulz-Koops reports 2 #RA patients Rx with RTX who died from COVID pneumonia and ARDS. Both were older, had comorbidities (COPD, HTN, OP) and had received last RTX either 2 wks and 6 mos before COVID infection onset; both had nl IgG levels https://t.co/j043Tggdbg

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1 month ago
Increased rate of hospital #COVID-19 cases associated with some but not all chronic #inflammatory or #autoimmune conditions compared with reference population. The risks seem to depend on age, the specific disease and previous therapies. https://t.co/8j6R0oO99y https://t.co/n3cEXFx9Kk
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