Rheum Round-up: NSAID Use and COVID Severity, Dr. Dang on Gout, and more

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use is not associated with increased mortality or severity of COVID-19, according to a study published online May 7 in The Lancet Rheumatology.

Huy Dang, DPM, a podiatry specialist in Centralia, Washington, talks about how his experience living with gout has impacted how he treats patients with gout. This is part two of a two-part interview. See what he had to say here.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with restrictive and obstructive spirometry patterns, with the strongest associations seen for severe patterns, according to a study published online May 13 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Postmenopausal women with an initial bone fracture, even in the arm or wrist, have a three to six times higher risk for subsequent bone fractures, according to a study published online May 5 in EClinicalMedicine.

In Case You Missed It:

NSAID Use Not Linked to Increased Mortality, Severity in COVID-19

Dr. Dang on Living with, Treating Patients with Gout (part 2)

RA Linked to Restrictive, Obstructive Spirometry Patterns

Any Initial Bone Fracture Ups Risk for More Fractures in Older Women