Articles related to Rheumatology
MKSAP Quiz: 2-week History of Fatigue, Poor Appetite, Arthralgia, and Rash
On exam, this 19-year-old woman has malar rash characterized by pink-violet papules and plaques with no other physical finding. ANA is positive and urinalysis is remarkable for 3+ blood and protein. What test is the most appropriate next step?
Dermatology January 25th 2023
Hydroxychloroquine Dose and Risk for Incident Retinopathy
Among more than 3,000 patients taking hydroxychloroquine, overall cumulative incidence for developing retinopathy were 2.5% and 8.6% at 10 and 15 years respectively. Incidence was strongly dose-related and most cases were mild.
Family Medicine/General Practice January 24th 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Recently Identified Monoclonal Protein
A 61-year-old woman taking methotrexate for RA, which has been stable for several years, has new monoclonal protein discovered on routine follow-up. Physical and routine labs are normal. Electrophoresis displays an IgG κ monoclonal protein spike of 0.8 g/dL. What is the proper follow-up?
Family Medicine/General Practice January 11th 2023
A Rare Neurological Disorder Seen That May Have Been Sparked by RSV
Although the relationship between preceding viral illness and subsequent Guillain-Barre isn’t proven, it is a commonly observed pattern. The severity of GBS ranges from mild sensory disturbances to life-threatening loss of function requiring intubation.
Emergency Medicine December 21st 2022
Most and Least Debt-Burdened Medical Specialties
These specialties had the highest proportion of doctors still making student loan payments, per the 2022 Medscape report: Emergency Medicine (31%) Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (31%) Pediatrics (31%) Neurology (28%) Otolaryngology (28%) Family Medicine (28%) For the least debt-burdened: Pulmonary Medicine (10%) Public Health & Preventive Medicine (11%) Rheumatology (12%) Diabetes & Endocrinology (15%) Dermatology (16%) Cardiology (16%)
Allergy & Immunology December 5th 2022
FDA Authorizes IL-1 Drug for Hospitalized COVID Patients
Anakinra (Kineret, Sobi) currently approved for rheumatoid arthritis and some rare disorders, was granted an emergency use authorization for a subgroup of COVID-hospitalized patients who are at risk of severe respiratory failure.
Family Medicine/General Practice November 29th 2022