Glucocorticoid, proton pump inhibitor use linked to higher osteoporotic fracture risk in RA

The simultaneous use of oral glucocorticoids and proton pump inhibitors is associated with a 1.6-fold increased risk for osteoporotic fractures in patients aged 50 years and older with rheumatoid arthritis, according to data.“The contributors to increased fracture risk include the inflammatory process of RA and the pharmacological treatment of the disease, most importantly oral glucocorticoids…

Aspirin, SSRI use linked with reduced CRC risk

The use of aspirin and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, either as monotherapy or in combination, was associated with reduced risk for colorectal cancer, according to study results.“Chemoprevention, using medications to block the pathogenetic pathways of disease, has become a promising method for cancer prevention,” Zhi-Gang Zhang, PhD, from Shanghai Cancer Institute, and colleagues wrote. “In…

Clubhouse: Engaging with others outside your ‘normal sphere’

Physicians have increasingly used social media to begin conversations on a range of topics and share their research.One of the most recent social media apps they use is Clubhouse, an audio-only platform.Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, chief medical social media officer at Jefferson Health, explained there are rooms where a certain number of people are on…