Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: Biologics

January 18, 2021

A range of biologic therapies are available as options for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis who do not respond to first-line conventional DMARDs, but which to choose and why? Test your knowledge of biologics with this quiz.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: Diagnose Early RA

October 13, 2020

In order to achieve the best clinical outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, experts suggest an early diagnosis is essential. Early and prompt treatment is recommended to reduce the risk of permanent joint damage. In this quiz, we test your knowledge about an early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: What constitutes a healthy diet?

September 08, 2020

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are frequently encouraged to look at their lifestyle and make changes, such as exercising more frequently, following a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. But what does a balanced diet actually mean? Test your knowledge of the impact of diet on rheumatoid arthritis with our diet quiz to be assured you know the answers to questions patients might ask.

Quiz: Which RA drug has the least negative impact on bone mineral density?

August 17, 2020

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for osteoporosis. This heightened risk of osteoporosis can be due to a combination of factors: inactivity due to the pain and loss of joint function associated with the disease, a direct the rheumatoid arthritis disease process, and their treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. In this quiz, test your knowledge on the risk of osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis and how it should be treated.

RA Quiz: Treat-to-Target Strategy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 28, 2020

A treat-to-target strategy is recommended over a non-targeted approach for managing rheumatoid arthritis patients, regardless of the level of disease activity. But what should the target be and how should progress be monitored? Test your knowledge in this quiz.

RA Quiz: What if methotrexate fails?

July 09, 2020

Methotrexate is considered first-line therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, but if this fails to control symptoms, it is time to consider a second-line therapy. TNF inhibitors and IL inhibitors are options, but which to choose? Learn more in this quiz.

RA Quiz: Measures of Mortality

July 01, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis is not a life threatening condition per se, but it can have a dramatic impact on life expectancy. As a chronic systemic inflammatory condition, rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of a number of other leading causes of death. Are you familiar with mortality risk in RA? Take this quiz.

Quiz: Best Practices for Corticosteroid Use in Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 01, 2020

Glucocorticoids are the most frequently used class of drugs for rheumatoid arthritis because they are effective at relieving symptoms, and widely available at low cost. While this drug class has clear benefits for rheumatoid arthritis, it comes at a price in terms of a wide array of potential side-effects. Test your knowledge on the use of corticosteroids in rheumatoid arthritis with this quiz.

RA Quiz: Can you identify the indicators for aggressive rheumatoid arthritis?

May 05, 2020

Patients with severe and progressive rheumatoid arthritis are at risk for joint damage and deformities, especially of the hands, including ulnar deviation and swan neck deformities. In this quiz, we ask five questions on recognizing and treating aggressive rheumatoid arthritis.

Quiz: What RA drugs are under study as possible COVID-19 treatments?

April 08, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology has issued a series of COVID-19 guiding principles for healthcare professionals who treat patients with rheumatic disease. In this quiz, we highlight a few of the key points the organization, and other healthcare experts, have made in recent weeks.

RA Quiz: Can you identify early rheumatoid arthritis?

March 10, 2020

Early rheumatoid arthritis is, in part, defined as having symptoms for at least six months. Beyond six months, it's considered established rheumatoid arthritis. But diagnosing early rheumatoid arthritis is not that straightforward. Serologic tests can confirm a clinical diagnosis, but these tests aren't always reliable and can be negative in about 50 percent of rheumatoid arthritis cases. In this quiz, we focus on the diagnosis and treatment of early rheumatiod arthritis.

Quiz: Have patient-reported outcomes improved over the years?

February 12, 2020

The therapeutic management of rheumatoid arthritis has changed over the past 30 years, yet, comorbidities persist. In this quiz, we focus on findings from a new study that examines trends in clinical and patient-reported outcomes for early RA.

RA Quiz: Which tests are better suited for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis?

February 05, 2020

In this month's rheumatoid arthritis quiz, we focus on tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis as there are plenty. In this quiz, we focus on the most commonly ordered tests used to evaluate a patient who may have rheumatoid arthritis.

RA Quiz: How well does upadacitinib fare as RA treatment?

January 17, 2020

The JAK inhibitor upadacitinib was approved last August for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. In this quiz, we focus on findings from a recent phase three clinical trial that tested different doses of this new oral medication. Test your knowledge of upadacitinib in this quiz.

RA Clinical Quiz: Should therapy be tapered?

November 18, 2019

In today's installment of the rheumatoid arthritis clinical quiz, we examine treatment options for patients with established disease. Is sustained treatment with csDMARDs preferred over reducing the dose or dosing frequency of treatment? Click on the slideshow for more information.

Comorbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Quiz

October 10, 2019

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.