Rheumatology Consultations Archive
Is there a window of opportunity when surgical intervention is most successful for patient's with Parkinson disease?
Can vitamin D deficiency play a role in post-fracture pain?
Are there any studies that confirm effective calcium absorption when the patient is taking long-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) along with oral calcium?
Which serologic measure of inflammation is the most cost-effective and reliable when monitoring inflammatory disease?
Are there any common nutritional deficiencies associated with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout?
What is the mechanism of action of teriparatide, the new parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog being used for the treatment of osteoporosis?
At what T-score and patient age does the benefit of bisphosphonate therapy outweigh the risk?
What is the relevance of a cardiac C-reactive protein level in a patient with an underlying inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis?
When is it appropriate to refer patients to a pain clinic?
What is the best way to differentiate between a patient who has legitimate back pain and someone who is looking for a drug prescription or workers' compensation?
We are treating a patient who is currently on infliximab (Remicade) and methotrexate for severe Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Because of severe joint pain, she would like to have her...
What is the most effective treatment for polyarthritis in a patient with...