The supply of rheumatologists
in the workforce is dependent upon the training of new rheumatologists
to join our specialty," said lead author Marcy Bolster, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital.
Medical history/physical exam, pelvic x-ray, MRI of sacroiliac joints, C-reactive protein, and HLA-B27 were collected and rheumatologists
were asked if a clinical diagnosis of axSpA could be made based upon results.
The most important factors for treatment escalation for rheumatologists
were radiological progression (mean 4.
who collaborated on developing the Stanford program agreed.
At present, however, there is little effort to make such distinctions, so most SLE pregnancies are subjected to monthly visits to rheumatologists
and obstetricians, and, starting at week 26, weekly monitoring by obstetricians.
Comparison of musculoskeletal ultrasound practices of a rheumatologist
and a radiologist.
A link to a 2Z-question Web-based survey that could be completed in 10-15 minutes was sent to 1,289 pediatricians, pediatric rheumatologists
, sports medicine physicians, pediatric surgeons, and pediatric orthopedic surgeons Eighty-four e-mails were returned as "undeliverable.
About 15 to 20 percent of them [become] seriously ill," says Joan Merrill, medical director of the Lupus Foundation of America and a rheumatologist
at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City.
Arthritis Care Wales said that the only consultant rheumatology provision in Ceredigion is a one-day-a-month clinic provided by a rheumatologist
based over the border in England.
THE plight of arthritis sufferers across the west of Ireland is to be eased following the appointment of a second consultant rheumatologist
for the Western Area of the Health Service Executive (HSE).
may need to evaluate the patient on the advisability of surgery on arthritic joints.