Rheumatology

 
Gout Rounds: 5 New Developments
March 27, 2017

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
March 21, 2017

The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.

All About Gout for Primary Care: The Diagnosis
March 21, 2017

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
March 20, 2017

How to regulate “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” is this Patient Care Special Report's domain.

Dirty Hands
February 17, 2016

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?
February 09, 2016

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
June 23, 2015

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.

A Rash of Tender Patches
April 16, 2015

Can you identify the most common symptoms of Löfgren syndrome ?

Gout Comorbidities and Costs Climb
March 18, 2015

Once a disease of kings, gout affects an increasing number of “commoners”-and the physical and economic toll is high.

Pigment Changes and Muscle Weakness
March 11, 2015

What condition is represented by inflammatory muscle disease, interstitial lung disease, Raynaud phenomenon, arthritis, and cutaneous manifestations, and in what rheumatologic diseases might you see it?