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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options - Rahman, Ina

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Transcript of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options - Rahman, Ina

Finally Any Questions First, what is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Symptoms
Symmetrical pain
Swelling
Stiffness
Impaired motor function Western Treatment Options Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options All have no adverse effects! Tai Chi Herbal Medicines Homeopathy Green Tea Cat's Claw Ginger Corticosteroids
Synthetic DMARDs
Biological DMARDs References 1 Altman R. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals. 2008. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/musculoskeletal_and_connective_tissue_disorders/joint_disorders/rheumatoid_arthritis_ra.html?qt=Rheumatoid%20Arthritis&alt=sh. Accessed Sept 10, 2012. 2 Donahue K, Gartlehner G. Comparative effectiveness of drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis in adults. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2007;11;1-151. http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/14/68/RheumArthritisFinal.pdf. Accessed Sept 9, 2012. 3 Manek NJ, Crowson CS, Ottenberg AL, et al. What rheumatologists in the United States think of complementary and alternative medicine: results of a national survey. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2010;10(5):1-8. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-10-5.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2824634/pdf/1472-6882-10-5.pdf) 4 Wang C. Tai chi and rheumatic diseases. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2011;37(1):19–32. doi:10.1016/j.rdc.2010.11.002. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3058626/?tool=pubmed) 5 Uhlig T, Fongen C, Steen E, Christie A, Odegard S. Exploring Tai Chi in rheumatoid arthritis: a quantitative and qualitative study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2010; 11:43. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-43. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2845097/ 6 Ahmed S, Anuntiyo J, Malemud CJ, et al. Biological basis for the use of botanicals in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: a review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005;2(3):301–308. doi: 10.1093/ecam/neh117. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1193557/?tool=pubmed). 7 Venkatesha SH, Rajaiah R, Berman BM, et al. Immunomodulation of autoimmune arthritis by herbal CAM. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:1-13. doi:10.1155/2011/986797(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3014691/pdf/ECAM2011-986797.pdf) 8. Brien S, Lachance L, Prescott P, et al. Homeopathy has clinical benefits in rheumatoid arthritis patients that are attributable to the consultation process but not the homeopathic remedy: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Rheumatology. 2011;50:1070-1082. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keq234. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3093927/pdf/keq234.pdf) Diagnosis Patient must present least 4-7 criteria for RA
Some of the criteria are :

-Arthritis of hand joints

-Symmetric arthritis

-Morning stiffness lasting more than an hour

-Rheumatoid nodules

-Rheumatoid factor detected in blood serum
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