From: The Rheumatologist, May 2012
Have you managed a patient with an unusual rheumatologic problem that you would want to present to a larger audience? Consider submitting your case to The Rheumatologist.
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Patients downplay symptoms to friends, family, and doctors
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Sexual dysfunction is frequently one of the first manifestations of physical illness, but is often not inquired about on routine reviews of systems.
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Plan to join us for the premier rheumatology meeting this year in Washington, D.C., November 9–14.
While juvenile arthritis can cause joint damage and limit function, rheumatologists strongly encourage children with JIA to live normal lives.
Several types of arthritis fall under the JIA heading. This inflammation begins before patients reach the age of 16 years, and may involve one or many joints and cause other symptoms such as fevers, rash, and eye inflammation.
The ACR needs a total of 1,000 AMA members to retain our seat in the American Medical Association Federation. Become a member of the AMA today to ensure that rheumatology retains a stake in policy and reimbursement discussions.
The Medicare Patient Empowerment Act would allow patients and physicians to enter into private contract arrangements without penalty.
If you are prepared for an audit, your medical practice will run more smoothly from both a financial and personnel standpoint.
Are you ready if a disaster destroys your medical office space and patient records? Here are a few basic steps necessary to creating a disaster plan and putting it into action.
In any disaster, medical practices should have a number of items on hand that might be needed during an emergency.
Physical therapy for rheumatoid arthritis patients is crucial to treating their disease. A group of researchers is trying to harness the power of computer technology to make physical therapy something that patients look forward to.
A 54-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis is seen by the rheumatologist for a follow-up visit.
A 66-year-old man presented to the hospital with left-sided visual loss, headache, hematuria, and symptoms of a chronic sinusitis.
A merger of medical practices can provide significant and long-term benefits to a rheumatology practice. However, a number of difficult decisions and legal issues must be addressed.
Information on new approvals and medication safety
Dr. van der Heijde learned early in her career that serendipity often plays a role in clinical research and treatment advances.
Our members come together for the good of the organization and our leadership, regardless of background or career path.
The dictum “to write as long as possible” has become the norm for some physicians. Quality, not quantity, should be our goal.
Rheumatologists, as a group, tend to be detail oriented, critical thinkers with strong opinions, and these same characteristics make them extremely rigorous as grant reviewers.
Listen to Désirée van der Heijde, MD, PhD, reflect on working with Piet van Riel, MD, PhD to develop this method to measure disease activity outcome.