Rheum Round-up: Drug-Induced Immunosuppression, Disparities in Virtual Orthopedics, and more

Overall, 2.8 percent of a national cohort of commercially insured U.S. adults meet criteria for drug-induced immunosuppression, of whom 67.7 percent receive oral corticosteroids, according to a research letter published online May 20 in JAMA Network Open.

No cases of postdural puncture headache were reported in a cohort of patients receiving spinal injections with smaller or larger needles for spinal anesthesia during orthopedic procedures, according to a study presented at the annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, held from May 13 to 15 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

There are disparities in orthopedic telemedicine use based on race or ethnicity, language, and insurance type, according to a study published online May 10 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

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Drug-Induced Immunosuppression Examined in U.S. Adults

Needle Size Not Tied to Postdural Puncture Headache in Orthopedic Patients

Study Shows Disparities in Use of Virtual Orthopedic Services