This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 52-year-old man during a follow-up visit for a 2-year history of progressively symptomatic rheumatoid arthritis.
29 Mar 2016
Diagnosis and management of Sjögren's syndrome require participation by rheumatologists, ophthalmologists and oral medicine specialties, according to the first classification criteria endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology.
3 Apr 2012
Taking care of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis involved a partnership between internists and subspecialists, agree physicians managing cardiovascular risks, cancer or infections.
1 Jul 2010
A 58-year-old man is evaluated at a follow-up visit. He has had rheumatoid arthritis for 5 years. Increasing morning stiffness, fatigue, increasing joint pain, and swelling of small hand joints have developed in the past 6 months. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate treatment?
16 Aug 2022
This issue covers the debate about statins guidelines, evidence-based guidelines for gout, and physicians-in-training who face discrimination.
1 Apr 2017
Internists can provide a medical home to patients with heart failure so that medications and supplements are regularly assessed and managed, according to experts.
1 Feb 2017
The immediate postoperative risk of myocardial infarction following total joint arthroplasty may have been previously underappreciated, authors noted.
1 Sep 2015
A 61-year-old man is evaluated for a 10-month history of generalized weakness. He reports no pain or myalgia. History is significant for hypercholesterolemia treated with a stable dose of simvastatin for the past 3 years. Following a physical exam, lab results, and a chest radiograph, what is the most likely diagnosis?
22 Dec 2015
Revised recommendations aimed at improving the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knee were published by the American College of Rheumatology on March 27.
3 Apr 2012
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a new rash on her legs. She was diagnosed with pyelonephritis 4 days ago and was started on a 7-day regimen of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole based on urine culture and sensitivity data; her urinary symptoms have improved. Medical history includes Hashimoto thyroiditis treated with levothyroxine; her dose was increased 4 weeks ago based on thyroid function studies. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
1 Jun 2018