RHEUMATOLOGY

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

May 19, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA A 72-year-old white woman requests urgent evaluation for increasing achiness of 6 weeks’ duration. Symptoms began shortly after a 3 day family reunion, during which time she “cooked…

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Osteoporosis

May 19, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis has been defined as a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength is determined by many factors, including bone…

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Gout and Crystal Deposition Disease

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CASE STUDY 1 A 66-year-old man is seen in consultation for acute foot pain 3 days following partial colectomy with reanastomosis for diverticulitis. There had been no surgical complications. He…

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Management of Osteoarthritis: Pharmacotherapy

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INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disorder and is characterized by a degradative and repair process of cartilage and subchondral bone associated with synovial inflammation that may…

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Septic Arthritis

May 19, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis is a term often used to describe patients with an acute pyogenic joint infection due to a bacterial pathogen. The term may also be used in reference to…

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