Women's Health

Podcast: Are your patients well verse on vitamin D intake?

August 03, 2020

Managing vitamin D levels may not be as straightforward as it would seem. There are factors that should be considered that are not often communicated to patients. In today's edition of Overdrive, the Rheumatology Network podcast, we talk with Dr. Suzanne Jan de Beur of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as director of endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and president-elect of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Oral Fluconazole Use in the First Trimester Linked to Musculoskeletal Malformations

May 27, 2020

Pregnant women who took fluconazole orally had a higher risk of giving birth to a baby with muscle and bone malformation, shows a new study published in The BMJ.

20 Key Takeaways From the Rheumatology Pregnancy Guidelines

February 28, 2020

Most women with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases will have successful pregnancies with the aid of medical planning, treatment and monitoring. These can be high risk pregnancies for both mother and child. The American College of Rheumatology recently issued treatment guidelines for the management of reproductive health in patients with rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease. Here are takeaways from the guidelines.

Treatment Guidelines Issued for Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases

February 25, 2020

New this week: The American College of Rheumatology has issued treatment guidelines for the management of reproductive health in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. They include 12 ungraded good practice statements and 131 graded recommendations for all female patients considering becoming pregnant.

Probiotics Protect Against Lumbar Spine Bone Loss in Early Menopause

January 28, 2020

Probiotic supplementation using a mix of three Lactobacillus strains naturally occurring in the human gut microbiota protects against lumbar spine bone loss in healthy, early postmenopausal women, say researchers recently writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.

Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women with Metabolic Syndrome

September 26, 2019

Postmenopausal women with early rheumatoid arthritis have a metabolic syndrome profile similar to men and should equally be considered high risk for the development of cardiovascular disease, according to Bindee Kuriya M.D, writing in the journal ACR Open Rheumatology.

Calcium Supplementation Doesn't Improve or Hurt Cardiovascular Health

September 23, 2019

Taking calcium supplements doesn't appear to worsen cardiovascular health in healthy postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting that took place over the weekend.

Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Intensity is Gender-Related

September 19, 2019

Levels of the biomarker urine C-telopeptide of cross-linked collagen type II (uCTX-II) are independently associated with radiographic severity and pain intensity in knee osteoarthritis, say researchers writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy this month.

Pregnancy Concerns Weigh Heavy on Female RA Patients

August 20, 2019

Women with rheumatoid arthritis are concerned with pregnancy and parenting issues and require more information from their doctors, say researchers writing in ACR Open Rheumatology this month.

Pitfalls Associated with Diagnosing Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Fibromyalgia in Young Obese Patients

July 30, 2019

Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica are distinctly different, but in a case report described in the May 8 issue of the American Journal of Case Reports, Fawad Aslam, M.D., of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and colleagues describe a confusing case of a 30-year-old woman.