Rheumatology

Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapyof rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

PCPs waffle in referrals for total joint replacement

PARIS – Primary care physicians are only moderately confident about which patients to refer for total hip or knee replacement, according to cross-sectional survey of 218 physicians. One-quarter...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Stopping biologics in RA remission remains uncertain

Once a rheumatoid arthritis patient maintains relatively long-term remission on a regimen that combines a synthetic and a biologic disease-modifying drug, temptation mounts to try withdrawing one of...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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VIDEO: Practice pearls for treating opiate dependence

ORLANDO — What should you do when you have a patient who is opiate dependent, but is hospitalized for an unrelated medical reason? What should you do at discharge? And how effective are the available...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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