Challenges and strategies in management of osteoporosis and fragility fracture care during COVID-19 pandemic

Publication date: September–October 2020Source: Journal of Orthopaedics, Volume 21Author(s): Gaurav K. Upadhyaya, Karthikeyan Iyengar, Vijay K. Jain, Raju Vaishya
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CONCLUSION: We identified several comorbidities associated with COVID-19. Health care workers should be more careful while diagnosing and treating COVID-19 when patients have the abovementioned comorbidities. PMID: 32597048 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Zou J, Song DW, Niu JJ, Shi JW, Yang HL Abstract Since the end of 2019, China and other regions around the world have been facing a pandemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19). The virus is highly transmissible, and the human population is generally susceptible. Most patients with osteoporosis are postmenopausal women or elderly people with hypoimmunity, so the osteoporosis clinic has become a new hotspot for corona virus infection. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to establish standardized out-patient protocols to provide safe and effective treatment for osteoporosis patients and medic...
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Five bone health organizations have published joint guidance for managing patients with osteoporosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of disruptions in our health care system, one of which is the ability for seniors to access their infused or injected Part B medicines normally administered in a physician office or hospital outpatient setting. Many seniors are confined to their home during the pandemic because either their age or their health condition makes it far too dangerous to travel to a doctor ’s office, clinic or hospital. These seniors, suffering from complex diseases like multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, cancer, osteoporosis and immune disorders, among others, that require regular care, are amon...
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Source: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Published: 4/2/2020. This questionnaire was developed by expert opinion. It will be used in two studies: the Study of Muscle Mobility and Aging (SOMMA), a study that is currently enrolling men and women age 70 and older to determine the biologic role of muscle in development of mobility disability, and the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS Study), an ongoing multicenter cohort study of healthy aging of older men, with a particular focus on osteoporosis. MrOS men were initially enrolled in 2000-2002 and are all now in their mid-80s or older. In each study, organizer...
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