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Case studies

21-03-2017 | Osteoporosis | Case study | Article

Case report: Fast reversal of severe osteoporosis after correction of excessive levothyroxine treatment and long-term follow-up

This case report describes a 38-year-old woman, who presented with bilateral femoral stress fractures and osteoporosis after years of excessive levothyroxine treatment. How would you respond when presented with such a patient?

Laine CM, K. Landin-Wilhelmsen K. Osteoporos Int 2017; 28: 2247–2250. doi:10.1007/s00198-017-3981-8

23-02-2017 | Ankylosing spondylitis | Case study | Article

Is secukinumab a safe alternative treatment for ankylosing spondylitis with Guillain Barré syndrome after anti-TNF-α treatment? Case report and literature review

A 50-year-old male presented with weakness in his upper and lower limbs that had been getting progressively worse. He was previously diagnosed with anyklosing spondylitis 5 years ago. Read how the physicians handled this case.

Psarelis S, Hajineocli APD, Hadjicosta E, Elliott HSA, Johnson P. Clin Rheumatol 2017; 36: 1197–1199. doi:10.1007/s10067-017-3573-1

15-09-2016 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Case study | Article

Atypical monoarthritis presentation in children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A case series

A case study of four children who presented with severe isolated arthritis of the hip, wrist or elbow - how should the physicians move forward with disease monitoring and management of these patients?

Lepore N,Cashin M, Bartley D, Ardelean DS. Pediatr Rheumatol 2017; 15: 2. doi:10.1186/s12969-016-0129-x

Patient and physician's perspectives

19-12-2015 | Psoriatic arthritis | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Living with psoriatic arthritis: A patient’s and physician’s perspective

This article, co-authored by a psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patient and a physician who regularly encounters and treats PsA patients, discusses the patient’s experience of the disease from diagnosis to living with the disease day-to-day.

Simmons A & Fleischmann R. Rheumatol Ther 2016;3:1–4. doi:10.1007/s40744-015-0024-9

Practical approaches

16-08-2017 | Depression | Practical approach | Article

Identification and treatment optimization of comorbid depression in rheumatoid arthritis

A practical approach focusing on outlining recommendations for identifying and treating comorbid depression among rheumatoid arthritis patients, to be implemented within a rheumatology clinic setting.​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Credit available: 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Valid until: August 2018
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Mellissa H. Withers MH, Gonzalez LT, Karpouzas GA. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0072-4

14-08-2017 | Respiratory disorders | Practical approach | Article

Practical management of respiratory comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The authors summarize the international recommendations for the management of respiratory comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis and propose practical management suggestions to aid informed decision-making.

Bluett J, Jani M, Symmons DPM. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0071-5

27-07-2017 | Cardiovascular disease | Practical approach | Article

Practical management of cardiovascular comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis

The authors provide a practical update on the main aspects of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis, focusing on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. ​​​​​​​CME credit available.

Gualtierotti R, Ughi N, Marfia G, Ingegnoli F. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0068-0

15-05-2017 | Malignancy | Practical approach | Article

Malignancy incidence, management, and prevention in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Wilton and Matteson discuss malignancy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, observing that it is a major comorbidity related to both the disease and its treatment.

Wilton KM, Matteson EL. Rheumatol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40744-017-0064-4

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