Women's Health


Low Prevalence of Anti-SSA/B in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis Wishing to Conceive

July 15, 2021

Given the low prevalence of anti-Sjögren's-syndrome-related antigen A (anti-SSA) and anti–Sjögren's-syndrome-related antigen B (anti-SSB) in women with rheumatoid arthritis who would like to conceive, intensive echocardiographic screening may not be necessary.

Women's Health and Osteoporosis Studies That Should Be on Your Radar

November 20, 2020

Over the course of this year there have been some pivotal studies on osteoporosis and women's health. We've published stories based on studies that explore the use of vitamin D and calcium supplementation and bone mineral density. We've featured a few studies that examine the effectiveness of bisphosphonates and the role of anabolic agents to to fight osteoporosis. Learn more about these and other studies in today's slideshow.

Treatment Sequence Matters in Osteoporosis

November 18, 2020

Osteoporosis therapeutic treatments should always be individualized, says Felicia Cosman, M.D., an endocrinologist with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr. Cosman is the author of a study recently presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in which she shared results from a study that explored treatment sequences with romosozumab before or after antiresorptive medication.

Individualized Approach Needed for Bisphosphonate Use in Women

October 07, 2020

In women 50 years of age or older, the risk of atypical femur fracture increased with longer bisphosphonate use, Asian ancestry, shorter height, higher weight and glucocorticoid use for one year or more, but this risk rapidly decreased after bisphosphonate discontinuation, according to a study recently published in New England Journal of Medicine.

Bisphosphonate Use Associated with Increased Fracture Risk

September 16, 2020

Bisphosphonate use, especially for more than five years, is associated with an increased risk of atypical femoral fractures, but this risk falls considerably after discontinuation, according to a Nationwide Danish an analysis and review presented on September 13 at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which was held virtually.