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Melissa Francisco of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) does not mind taking time after regular working hours to help office managers who are confused about points of compliance with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
My first experience with documentation outside of a hospital was at a small internal medicine office in Richmond, VA. I was a fourth-year medical student, and the supervising internist ran a small, but very nice office near Stuart Circle.
Autoantibodies are a key feature of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a useful marker in the diagnosis and classification of the disease, as well as to determine its severity and development.
The US Preventive Services Task Force strategy captures less than 5% of postmenopausal women 50 to 54 years of age who will have a major osteoporotic fracture (MOF) within the next 10 years, according to an analysis presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2014 Annual Meeting.
Brodalumab improved the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at week 12, week 24, and week 52, according to results of a phase 2 trial and an open-label extension of that trial.
It is well recognized that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and statins are used to lower that risk.
The association between inflammation and new bone formation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been widely studied and debated in recent years. However, the studies have resulted in inconclusive data about the inhibition and progression of radiographic progression.
Although the efficacy of febuxostat has been shown in el­derly patients, its efficacy is unclear in elderly women with hyperuricemia.
Rheumatology nurses and healthcare providers gathered from across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Kenya to “Join the Race to Rheumatology” at the 7th Annual Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) Conference. The conference—which had the largest attendance in the or­ganization’s history—provided networking opportunities and inspired rheumatology nurses to achieve excellence in the care of the rheumatology patient across the life span.
A brief review of the neurologic­al symptoms occurring in people with rheumatologic diagnoses seeks to assist clinicians in differentially diagnosing conditions.
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