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Carol Eustice

Updated Articles and Resources

By Carol Eustice

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 7 Misconceptions About Arthritis Created: Friday, December 05, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      There are many misconceptions about arthritis. Here are some of the most common misconceptions.
    • 9 Tips to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Arthritis Medications Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      There are people who fear arthritis medications. Some of their fears likely can be overcome. Consider our advice.
    • Partial Knee Replacement - What You Need to Know Created: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      When considering surgical replacement of an arthritic knee, you should understand the benefits and risks of partial knee replacement versus total knee replacement.
    • Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids) Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Corticosteroids are one class of drugs used to treat inflammatory types of arthritis.
    • Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Burn Out? Created: Saturday, January 08, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      An explanation of the term burn-out as it relates to rheumatoid arthritis -- or is it just a remission?
    • Do Normal Blood Test Results Rule Out Rheumatic Diseases? Created: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Do normal blood test results rule out rheumatic disease?
    • What Is Lupus Myelitis? Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Actress Kristen Johnston has lupus myelitis, a rare complication of lupus. Lupus myelitis is considered a form of transverse myelitis.
    • Arthritis Can Cause Functional Limitations Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Functional limitations are a common manifestation of musculoskeletal diseases, such as arthritis. The severity of functional limitation usually correlates with disease severity.
    • Is Early, Aggressive Treatment Recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients? Created: Saturday, July 01, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can help prevent deformity and disability.
    • What Is "Treat to Target" in Rheumatology? Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Treat to target is a well-known strategy for treating hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. It's just getting established as a strategy for rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
    • Arthritis Buzz Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Arthritis Buzz is a compilation of interesting articles and research abstracts related to arthritis and related diseases. Updated frequently.
    • Periodontal Disease - Are Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients More Prone to It? Created: Monday, April 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Periodontal disease affects people with rheumatoid arthritis twice as much as others without the disease.
    • Lyme Vaccine Lawsuit Created: Monday, May 15, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      A class action lawsuit, claims that LYMErix, the vaccine manufactured by SmithKline Beecham, which was developed to prevent Lyme disease, can cause an incurable form of autoimmune arthritis and pos...
    • What Should You Do When Your Doctors Disagree? Created: Monday, December 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Arthritis patients usually have more than one doctor. Sometimes doctors disagree on the best course of treatment. What should you do?
    • Is Early Diagnosis of Arthritis Important? Created: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Early diagnosis of arthritis sets the stage for a proper treatment plan. Don't self-treat until you are properly diagnosed.
    • What Is Causing Your Knee Pain? (Illustrated) Created: Friday, January 07, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Before we examine possible causes of knee pain, let's take a closer look at a normal knee joint.
    • Rheumatologic Emergency Created: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Arthritis is typically a chronic condition but there are acute situations that can create an emergency. Learn about rheumatologic emergency and know when you belong in the emergency room.
    • 10 Diseases That Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Certain medical conditions mimic rheumatoid arthritis. Which conditions must a doctor consider when diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and how are they ultimately distinguished?
    • MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) - Supplement for Arthritis Created: Saturday, May 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Several years ago, MSM was touted as a cure for arthritis. It's not a cure but how does MSM work to relieve arthritis?
    • Can Low or High Potassium Levels Be Caused by Arthritis Medications? Created: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Potassium levels can be affected by certain medications. Potassium levels in the blood can be abnormally high or low due to medication side effects.
    • Is Methotrexate Injection Better Than Oral Methotrexate? Created: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Methotrexate injection is an alternative to oral administration of the drug. Methotrexate injection is preferred by some patients. Is methotrexate injection as effective as oral methotrexate?
    • Is Methotrexate Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Considered Chemotherapy? Created: Thursday, January 02, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Methotrexate is a drug that is used to treat cancer (chemotherapy). In lower doses, methotrexate is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD).
    • 10 Most Popular Arthritis Drugs Prescribed by Rheumatologists Created: Monday, June 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Medications are used by most arthritis patients. Learn about the arthritis drugs most commonly prescribed by rheumatologists.
    • Osteoporosis: Coping With Chronic Pain Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A two-part overview of pain relief options for osteoporosis. The fractures caused by osteoporosis can be very painful. Some people experience little or no pain, while others with osteoporosis suffer intense pain and muscle spasms that last long after a fracture has healed.
    • Blood Donation - Are Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Allowed to Donate? Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Blood donation is a generous gift to give. Are people with rheumatic diseases excluded from blood donation?
    • Anti-SR Protein Antibody Assay Helps Diagnose Lupus Created: Friday, December 05, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Anti-SR protein antibody assay test has been developed for diagnosis of lupus.
    • Guide to Pain Medications for Dogs Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Pain medications for dogs provide relief for joint problems or for pain after surgery. Learn more about pain medications for dogs in our three part guide.
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis - Diagnosis Often Delayed or Difficult Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      An overview of a survey that highlights the problems associated with diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis, which leads to poor quality of life.
    • Wrist Supports Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Wrist splints, wraps, and stabilizers offer support for painful wrist joints.
    • What Is Behcet's Disease? Created: Saturday, February 26, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Behcet's Disease is an autoimmune disease that results from damage to blood vessels throughout the body, particularly veins.
    • What Is Myofascial Pain? Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Myofascial pain is a condition that is often confused with fibromyalgia.
    • Self-Injection of Arthritis Drugs Created: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Self-injection has been an option for methotrexate for a number of years, but now several arthritis drugs require self-injection.

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