Changing the RA Referral Paradigm
With a growing shortfall of rheumatologists, primary care may play a greater role in the initiation of long-term therapy. Part 3 of a Special Report.
8 New Rheumatoid Arthritis Findings
RA symptoms invisible but harmful, mortality increases with RA, plus 6 more highlights from recent RA studies of interest to primary care.
Flumist - What Went Wrong and Can it be Fixed?
There are 4 possible answers offered here as to what compromised the vaccine's efficacy. What's your pick?
Quadracel Approved: Take the PI Test
Find out what you know about on- and off-label use of the newest DTaP/IPV combination vaccine based on this short scenario.
A Rare Recurrent, Red, Ringed Rash in a Young Girl
Patient also has fever, fatigue, and nonpainful nodules with the rash, which is worse after exertion. What is your diagnosis?
Anal Atresia in a Neonate
A newborn male is seen with anal atresia. Isolated finding? Or, first clue?
Mannitol Test for Asthma Presents Challenges
The test should not be used alone to screen for asthma in asymptomatic young persons outside of the clinic.
Insomnia Common with Asthma
The combination results in worse asthma control and a variety of health and quality of life issues.
Erosive Dermatits, Arthritis, and Urethritis: Dx?
This serious symptom constellation is seen in a 21-year-old man. Is it familiar to you?
ACC Consensus Statement: Cessation of Anticoagulants for Elective Procedures
Answers to 5 simple questions about your patient and the pending procedure create a pathway to decisions about perioperative anticoagulation.
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