Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: Glucocorticoids for RA Treatment

March 16, 2021

Although associated with adverse effects, glucocorticoids are effective for managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms and are prescribed to most patients. Test your knowledge of the prescription of glucocorticoids in RA with this quiz.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: COVID-19 and RA Treatment

February 25, 2021

Some treatments for rheumatic diseases have shown promise for treating COVID-19, but many should be avoided in patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. How much do you know about the use of treatments for rheumatic diseases in patients with COVID-19? Take our quiz to find out.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: COVID-19 Vaccination for Patients With RA and Other Rheumatic Diseases

February 16, 2021

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has recently issued conditional recommendations on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination for rheumatology patients with musculoskeletal, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases. The recommendations are focused on the 2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States and are based on experience using immunomodulatory medications with other vaccines. The recommendations will be reviewed as additional COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use and more information on vaccine response specific to rheumatic disease patients emerges. Test your knowledge of the special considerations recommended for COVID-19 vaccination of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: Reducing Risk of Serious Infections in RA

February 08, 2021

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are known to have a greater risk of serious infections related both to the disease itself and its treatment. What can be done to reduce that risk? Test your knowledge with this 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.