A case of a woman with early symptoms of joint pains is presented and discussed as to what clinical, laboratory, imaging, and physical features will guide us to identify and distinguish between RA, psoriatic arthritis, SLE, and fibromyalgia. The key historical and clinical findings that distinguish these diseases are presented and the proper interpretation of imaging and tests like the ANA are reviewed.
Cases in Rheumatology: Approaches to Patients with Multiple Aches and Pains (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
By determining the target of inflammation in the joint and the distribution of affected joints, a clinician can distinguish among non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis), other non-inflammatory rheumatic conditions (like fibromyalgia), and inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis) and inflammatory enthesitis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis).
By determining the target of inflammation in the joint and the distribution of affected joints, a clinician can distinguish among non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis), other non-inflammatory rheumatic conditions (like fibromyalgia), and inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis) and inflammatory enthesitis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis). Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Episode 3: Coffee with Chopra
Join Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, in this installment of Coffee with Chopra, as he interviews his guest, Dr. Peng Fan, MD, about advances in rheumatology. In this session, the duo will discuss topics including: ANA testing, the revolution of biologics in rheumatology, stem cell treatment, the microbiome, and joint replacements.
Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Rheumatology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Axial spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis (axSpA/AS) imparts a significant burden on patients and caretakers. It negatively affects not only patient well-being and quality of life but also productivity during the prime of patients’ working lives. PCPs at the frontlines of care for patients with back pain are ideally positioned to identify individuals who may be suffering from axSpA/AS. Identification relies on a thorough understanding of the disease and its characteristics in addition to a high index of suspicion. This education will help PCPs to shorten the delay between symptom presentation and diagnosis and to improve rates of referral to rheumatology for diagnostic evaluation and confirmation.
A patient presents with joint pains. How should we approach the history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies to arrive at a correct diagnosis? The discussion points out how to differentiate between rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia to correctly diagnose these conditions.
This podcast provides a succinct overview of what you need to know to manage osteoporosis confidently, including selecting candidates for treatment, monitoring patients, and the benefits and potential adverse effects of osteoporosis pharmacotherapy.
This talk provides a brief summary of the alternative systems of healing and contrasts them with conventional modern medicine. Current use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in rheumatic diseases is described followed by dietary intervention and the role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases and the rationale for using probiotics. Current evidence-based findings for CAM in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia are reviewed and the role of platelet-rich plasma injections in treating arthritis.
Through three case presentations, Dr. Fan will discuss how the clinical history, physical examination, and specific laboratory and imaging studies allow you to diagnose a patient with a degenerative or inflammatory arthritis. Learn when aspiration of a joint is required and how monoarthritis should be evaluated.
Learn the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, including the latest guidelines regarding initial choice of agents, as well as duration and sequential use of drugs.
Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common problem seen in the primary care setting, but pharmacologic treatments do not alter the course of the disease and they are often associated with side effects or contraindicated in many older patients. Curcumin is an herbal treatment that has been shown to be effective for treating symptoms of OA. Join us for this episode as we discuss the evidence for curcumin in treating OA, and how to counsel patients on its use.