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Challenges in Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Rheumatology Care

Challenges in Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Rheumatology Care

The process of transition from pediatric to adult rheumatology care represents a vulnerable period. The patient, physicians, and the patient's family must collaborate in advance planning and preparation to ensure a smooth transfer of care.

Spotlight on Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Cardiothoracic Surgeon's Perspective

Spotlight on Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Cardiothoracic Surgeon's Perspective

Jack Boyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses the diagnosis and surgical management of rheumatic heart disease.

Evolving Management of Cervical Spine Instability in RA

Evolving Management of Cervical Spine Instability in RA

Sports medicine experts, emergency medicine physicians, and orthopedic surgeons are reporting that their experiences with cervical spine instability related to rheumatoid arthritis are evolving.

American College of Rheumatology 2016 Annual Meeting: What to Expect

American College of Rheumatology 2016 Annual Meeting: What to Expect

The 2016 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting kicks off on Friday, November 11.

Clinician Roundtable: Effective Management of Noninfectious Uveitis

Clinician Roundtable: Effective Management of Noninfectious Uveitis

Autoimmune uveitis is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a single disease, but a constellation of several diseases.

The Impact of Obesity on Arthritis Outcomes

The Impact of Obesity on Arthritis Outcomes

Obesity may affect risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it has been linked with increased disease activity and adverse clinical outcomes.

Opinions

Gout Increased Attention on Gout Favors Patients in Need

Increased Attention on Gout Favors Patients in Need

The amount of attention paid to gout at the 2016 ACR Annual Meeting is commensurate with its effect on the population - benefiting those looking for more effective treatments for the disease.

Prevention Expanded Need For Improved CVD Assessment Algorithms in RA

Expanded Need For Improved CVD Assessment Algorithms in RA

Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH, speaks about the pressing need for improved evidence-based risk assessment algorithms for cardiovascular disease assessment in rheumatic diseases.

Practice Management Impending Lawsuits: When Information Breaches Violate HIPAA

Impending Lawsuits: When Information Breaches Violate HIPAA

Wrongful disclosure of HIPAA-protected health information can lead to patient lawsuits.

Case Studies and Clinical Highlights

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

A female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presents to the emergency department with an 8 week history of dyspnea, dysphonia, and non-productive cough.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: A Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: A Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis

AA amyloidosis is a rare but significant complication of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and may lead to proteinuria and renal dysfunction.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Since certain syndromes are associated with good prognosis in a majority of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, prompt diagnosis and initiation of early goal-directed treatment is crucial.

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