Paediatric (childhood-onset) rheumatologic conditions may be a significant driver of disability in children that might progress into adulthood. Audrey Abella speaks with Associate Professor Thaschawee Arkachaisri, Head and Senior Consultant, Rheumatology and Immunology Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, to discuss how such conditions can be managed in primary care.
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Early diagnosis of RA is important such that treatment can be initiated early to prevent joint damage. Senior consultant Dr Faith Chia Li-Ann and senior resident Dr Paula P Tjokrosaputro from the Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Singapore share their insights with Pearl Toh on the role of GPs in caring for patients with RA in the primary care setting.
Dr Sue-Ann Ng, Associate Consultant at the Department of Rheumatology & Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the multisystemic autoimmune disease that is systemic sclerosis (SSc) and the importance of early identification of the condition.
Roshini Claire Anthony speaks with Dr Annie Law, a consultant at the Department of Rheumatology & Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, on how primary care physicians can help in the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
A 36-year-old banker with good past health presented to our rheumatology clinic with a 6-month history of bilateral wrist pain. He initially sought medical attention in the private sector for a 2-month history of bilateral symmetrical wrist pain and swelling.
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This case report highlights that psoriatic arthritis is a heterogenous disease affecting multiple disease domains, and effective treatment requires thorough assessment of each of these different domains.
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Children who are fully vaccinated against the flu, ie, receive the recommended number of influenza vaccine doses, have a lower risk of acquiring influenza compared with those who are partially vaccinated, a US study found.
Routinely used for treating cardiovascular diseases, statins have been shown to benefit other conditions, and new evidence suggests that using the drug at high intensity reduces the risk of hip or knee replacement, an effect that may be specific to rheumatoid arthritis.
Treatment with levothyroxine appears to have no significant impact on systolic and diastolic heart function in older adults with mild subclinical hypothyroidism as compared with placebo, results of a study have shown.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.