Additional points to consider before incorporating the Food and Drug Administration ‐approved therapies for systemic sclerosis‐associated interstitial lung disease
AbstractWe congratulate the authors for the excellent review, not only restricted to recently approved therapies, on the treatment of systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) (1). However, it is our opinion that some aspects that currently affect our medical practice merit further commentary.The pandemic of COVID-19 has generated unique challenges in the therapy of SSc-ILD, especially impacting the decision to start treatment. While there is no evidence suggesting that cyclophosphamide or rituximab can reduce mortality in SSc-ILD (2), these drugs have been associated with higher incidence of serious outcomes and mortality in COVID-19 patients (3, 4).
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Discussion The hands are one of the most important parts of the body for interacting with the world. They are remarkably adapted having sensitive sensory receptors as well as feedback receptors for grasping, holding, and manipulating objects. Hands, especially with an opposable thumb, multiple joints within the hand, along with the wrist and elbow, allow the hand to move in multiple positions to manipulate the world. Hands also symbolize an emotional caring and sharing between individuals as hands are used to provide a true “human touch” in personal and social situations. Due to their important interactions in ...
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says this will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed more than 5 million people worldwide is far from over and the next one could be even more lethal, the creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has said.As fears grow over the threat posed by the highly mutated Omicron variant, detected in more than 30 countries,Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert cautioned that while it was increasingly obvious that “this pandemic is not done with us”, the next one could ...
An Italian healthcare worker was caught trying to fraudulently receive a Covid-19 vaccine in a silicone arm.
A small study in Boston looked at mixing and matching with the third shot.
For the first time in two months, the US is averaging more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases each day, shortly after millions of Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has spread to about one-third of U.S. states, but the Delta version remains the majority of COVID-19 infections as cases rise nationwide, U.S. health... #healthofficials
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., DECEMBER 5, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced preliminary results from an independent study, including a subset of participants from the Janssen-sponsored COV2008 study, conducted by Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., et al. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), which showed that a booster shot of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S), administered at six months after a two-dose primary regimen of BNT162b2, increased both antibody and T-cell responses. These results demonstrate the potential benefits of heterologous boosting (mix-and-match)....
Two hippos at a zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, have tested positive for Covid-19, in what is believed to be the first such infection reported in the species. #antwerp