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Rheumatology Nurses Society 2016

Rheumatology Nurses Society 2016

The Rheumatology Nurses Society recently met in Cleveland for its annual meeting. World-renowned experts on rheumatic disease spoke on the roles nurses have in helping physicians and patients identify and manage disease.  (©DmitryKaminsky/Shutterstock.com)

Rheumatology Nurses Society 2016

Patient compliance is one of the most frustrating areas of medicine. Dr. Steven Feldman of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, offers some tried and true methods.

Obesity was a common theme at RNS16 this year in which speakers touched on obesity as a cause of disease onset and even as one that can prevent therapeutic treatments from working.

Christopher Ritchlin, M.D.

Two-three percent of people in the general population live with psoriatic arthritis, but many of them go undiagnosed, says Dr. Christopher Ritchlin, who recently spoke at RNS16.

Rodney Grahame M.D. (©UBM Medica)

Rheumatology nurses play an important role in identifying patients who may have hypermobility, a condition marked by painful joints capable of a long range of motion, says Dr. Rodney Grahame who spoke at RNS16.

Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Taking advantage of the persuasive powers of Google is among the suggestions Dr. Steven R. Feldman has to encourage patients to take their medication. His presentation was one of many thought-provoking talks at RNS16.

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