Here: a primary care perspective on diagnosis of -- and care of patients with -- rheumatologic disorders.
RA and Primary Care: 8 Looks to the Future
Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part.
All About Gout for Primary Care: Treating Chronic Disease
Preventing further acute attacks and decreasing the tophi burden becomes a secondary goal.
Gout Rounds: 5 New Developments
Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review—plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.
All About Gout for Primary Care: Treating Acute Gout
The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.
All About Gout for Primary Care: The Diagnosis
Clinical presentation, history, and laboratory evaluation can make a diagnosis of gout, but crystal examination is the “gold standard.”
All About Gout for Primary Care
How to regulate “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” is this Patient Care Special Report's domain.
Crash Rash Quiz: 8 Psoriasis Questions
Guttate and other psoriasis may be confused with other rashes and skin lesions. Scratch the surface of your knowledge with this crash quiz.
The 60-year-old black woman has a history of joint pain, muscle weakness, and Raynaud phenomenon. Why the “dirty hands”?
Thumbs Up or Down on Shoulder Pain?
The patient’s reach with his thumb helps distinguish between frozen shoulder and osteoarthritis. How high is enough to tell?
Musculoskeletal Hits Top 10 in Primary Care Visits
For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.