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Infant

Exploring Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease (KD) was first described in 1967 as the mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome by a Japanese pediatrician, Tomisaku Kawasaki.1 In exacting detail, he described 50 cases of children with fever, rash and other findings of unclear etiology that he had observed over a six-year period. Interestingly, two pediatricians at the University of Hawaii, Marian Melish, MD, and Raquel Hicks, MD, had observed patients with a similar constellation of signs and symptoms in the early 1970s. It quickly became clear that the physicians separated by the Pacific Ocean were seeing the same syndrome. ...

Education

How Rheumatologists Can Boost Patient Understanding of Educational Materials

You’re meeting with a female patient newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). You review diagnosis basics, medications to take and how often to take them, and you share some written material about the disease. The patient says “yes” when you ask if she understands the written material and your instructions. However, does the patient truly understand?

 

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Rheumatology Research Foundation to Play Role in Developing New RA, Lupus Treatments

Foundation joins Accelerating Medicines Partnership, led by National Institutes of Health, to fast-track viable potential drug therapies for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis.

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Establish Quality Standards for Lab Tests

Categorization of health-assessment tests, certificates helps ensure test accuracy, reliability, and timeliness; plus, how to apply for a CLIA waiver.

ACR Board of Directors Tackles Slate of Business at Annual Meeting

Board welcomes 233 new and returning candidates, lends support to lupus classification criteria in partnership with EULAR, approves update of ACR policy statements and position statements at February meeting in Napa, Calif.

 

 

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2014 Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of X-ray Reading (Chicago)

PROGRAMS: This clinical program will provide attendees with a primer on use and reading of plain x-rays in key rheumatic diseases through a combination of didactic and hands-on sessions given by experts in the field.

2014 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (Chicago)

SYMPOSIUM: This clinical symposium exposes attendees to a range of content delivered by key opinion leaders in areas such as therapeutic developments, recent research findings, and scientific advances, all delivered in an environment conducive to dialogue and networking.

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OPEN: The ACR/ARHP image competition showcases the finest images in rheumatology and offers an opportunity for you to contribute to one of the pre-eminent medical image collections in the world! We are looking for fascinating and unique medical images that capture the best of rheumatology.

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