Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part.
Preventing further acute attacks and decreasing the tophi burden becomes a secondary goal.
Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review-plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.
The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.
Clinical presentation, history, and laboratory evaluation can make a diagnosis of gout, but crystal examination is the “gold standard.”
How to regulate “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” is this Patient Care Special Report's domain.
The 60-year-old black woman has a history of joint pain, muscle weakness, and Raynaud phenomenon. Why the “dirty hands”?
The patient’s reach with his thumb helps distinguish between frozen shoulder and osteoarthritis. How high is enough to tell?
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.