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rheumatology

 [roo″mah-tol´ah-je]
the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and other aspects.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gy

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jē),
The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.
[G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]

rheumatology

/rheu·ma·tol·o·gy/ (-tol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, etc.

rheumatology

(ro͞o′mə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

rheu′ma·tol′o·gist n.

rheumatology

[-ol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flux, logos, science
the study of disorders characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of connective tissue and related structures of the body. These disorders are sometimes referred to collectively as rheumatism.

rheumatology

A specialty of internal medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal diseases, connective tissue–formerly, collagen vascular diseases, and vasculopathies. See Rheumatologist.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gy

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.
[G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]

rheumatology

The medical specialty concerned with the causes, PATHOLOGY, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

Rheumatology

The study of disorders characterized by inflammation, degeneration of connective tissue, and related structures of the body. These disorders are sometimes collectively referred to as rheumatism.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gy

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jē)
Medical specialty concerned with study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions.
[G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]

Patient discussion about rheumatology

Q. What kind of Doctor is a Rheumatologist? My GP referred me to a Rheumatologist. What is it? Should I be worried?

A. Rheumatologists are internists, physicians or pediatricians who are qualified by additional postgraduate training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.

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Although quantitative measures are acknowledged to be the best basis for making clinical decisions, in the United States, fewer than 10% of rheumatologists use questionnaires in routine clinical care, and fewer than 15% perform a formal joint count at each visit.
In addition, the number of rheumatologists in this country is in decline.
However, although one in four people in Wales suffer from the disease there is only one rheumatologist to 185,000 people, worse than in any region of England and much worse than in Scandinavia, which has one rheumatologist for every 35,000 people.
But the new schedule will not reimburse some rheumatologists for all that time.
Our study highlights that regional shortages of rheumatologists already exist," said Dr.
He and his associates set out to assess symptoms, treatment, and outcomes among gout patients treated by rheumatologists in the United States and to identify gaps that might exist in current practice with the new ACR recommendations.
Stein, a pediatric rheumatologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Most of the rheumatologists surveyed commented on the satisfaction they receive from helping people who are in pain.
rheumatologists report that Amgen/Pfizer/Takeda's Enbrel is their preferred first-line biologic for peripheral predominant psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), followed closely by Abbott/Eisai's Humira, while only a small minority (15 percent) of surveyed rheumatologists cite Janssen Biotech/Merck/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade as their preferred first-line biologic for peripheral predominant PsA and AS.
MONTREAL -- Rheumatologists and general practitioners report significant variations in the way they manage patients with knee osteoarthritis, and in addition, their patient populations are also quite different, according to a French study sponsored by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Rheumatologists in the United States discovered Lyme disease and have led in the research to discover the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and therapy of the disease.
BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that although biologic use is much lower among SLE patients compared to other immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, rheumatologists in the United States reported they significantly increased biologic use among SLE patients in 2012, up 4 percent since last year.