Challenges Persist in Move to Adult Care for Rheumatic Diseases

The inadequacies and challenges of transitioning pediatric rheumatology patients to adult care were highlighted in several research studies shared at the annual scientific meeting of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. “Not surprisingly, these studies demonstrate that transition challenges remain pervasive,” Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD, who was not involved in any of the research, said in an interview. Nevertheless, she […]

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No Link Found Between Epidural Use and Autism

Exposure to epidural analgesia during labor did not show a link to a later diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a population-based cohort study published April 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Though the initial analysis showed an association, adjustment for a wide range of demographic, medical, and birth factors eliminated the link. The authors note that their findings contrast with […]

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FAQ: What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and the CDC have recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine, pending further investigation. Here is what you need to know: Why was the pause […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination in RMD Patients: Safety Data ‘Reassuring’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two reports support the safety and immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and represent the first available data on such patients. In an observational cohort study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Caoilfhionn M. Connolly, MD, of Johns Hopkins […]

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UTI Vaccine in Development Shows Promise

Although it’s still in development, a vaccine against current and future urinary tract infections could also wipe out other problems, such as women being given the wrong antibiotic or given antibiotics for too long, a pair of newly released studies say. For the first time, researchers at Duke University Medical Center designed a vaccine that could more completely treat urinary […]

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