Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be saddled with other health conditions ranging from mild allergies to cancer. Several studies have noted the increased incidence of mortality due to cardiovascular disease and infections. In this quiz, we focus on comorbidities associated with RA.
As we say goodbye to September and Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, we'd like to take a quick look at access to care for patients with rheumatic disease. In this slideshow, we highlight the best and worst performers (spoiler alert: only one state received an A.)
The quality of doctor-patient communications varies, says Susmita Pati, M.D. “In general, many people feel that many physicians don't communicate very well. On the other hand, there are plenty of folks who feel they have done really great.”
The price of a medication can be a significant factor in poor adherence to treatment, and few other specialties have higher medication prices than rheumatology. How can rheumatologists help their patients navigate the system so that they can get the best medication at the best price?
Methotrexate is the trusted standby in drug regimens to treat rheumatoid arthritis. How much do you know about the current research on methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis? Take our quiz.
Rheumatology, the journal of the British Society for Rheumatology, is offering free access (through December 31) to its ten most highly cited papers of 2017 and 2018. In this slideshow, we highlight the 10 most cited articles.
ACR has released the results of a new patient survey that shows one in four patients live with rheumatic disease and although most have health insurance, they still have substantial out of pocket costs. The survey shows that many patents have difficulty getting prescribed medications due to step therapy, a controversial health insurance program that requires patients to use the most cost-effective drug therapy instead of the therapy recommended by their physician.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis often experience flares when symptoms and functionality worsen. Predicting flares and preventing them is a key area of research in rheumatoid arthrits (RA). In this quiz, test how familiar you are with recent findings in this area.
Better treatment outcomes have been documented in studies when physicians and pharmacists work together. But it can be challenging, especially with changes in policies and procedures. In this article, Lisa Schwartz, PharmD., outlines the pros of teaming up.
In this installment of our monthly rheumatoid arthritis quiz, we focus comorbidities associated with rheumatoid arthritis, adverse drug reactions and the best place to get care in the country. Learn more in this quiz.