The Rheumatology Network COVID-19 clinical focus page provides information on the latest COVID-19 news, study and clinical trial findings, and clinical guideline updates for the treatment of COVID-19. We feature expert interviews with leading physicians and investigators, articles, videos, podcasts, and breaking FDA approvals for COVID-19 drugs.

High Treatment Adherence in Patients With Rheumatic Disease During COVID-19

September 07, 2021

The survey found that 22.3% (n = 62) patients reduced or interrupted treatment and only 3.9% (n = 11) patients stopped treatment entirely. The duration of disease (p = 0.023) and disease activity (p = 0.001) were significant contributing factors in the decision to discontinue treatment.

FDA Approves Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine for Immunocompromised Patients

August 16, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has authorized a third dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for patients with compromised immune systems, such as patients with rheumatic disease.