RHEUMATOLOGY

Medical Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Feb 2, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Medical Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Introduction Chronic ambulatory heart failure (HF) is usually the most common clinical manifestation of advanced rheumatic heart disease (RHD) . HF in RHD patients typically develops after a chronic, often…

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Management of Acute Rheumatic Fever

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INTRODUCTION Initial management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is based on establishing the diagnosis, eradication of the streptococcal organism, curtailment of normal physical activities, management of fever, joint manifestations, carditis…

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Pathogenesis of Acute Rheumatic Fever

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Acknowledgments Research grants to MWC: (a) HL35280 and HL56267 from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and National Institute of Mental Health Bench to Bedside; (b) grants from the Oklahoma…

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Epidemiology in Rheumatology

Oct 24, 2020 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Epidemiology in Rheumatology

Fig. 2.1 Types of variables Continuous variables can exhibit infinite values between the minimum and maximum. For example, WOMAC can take any score from 0 to 2400 mm as in…

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Arthritis

Oct 24, 2020 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Arthritis

Clinical patterns Important clinical features Prevalence Asymmetric oligoarthritis ≤4 joints involved Asymmetric in distribution Most common ~20–55% [5] Symmetric polyarthritis ≥5 joints involved Symmetric in distribution Similar to rheumatoid arthritis…

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Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

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Fig. 18.1 Avascular necrosis of the left hip in a patient with sickle cell disease (Reprinted with permission from Springer [2]) Acromegaly is characterized by hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) and…

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