We report results from analysis of clinical, laboratory and socio-demographic data provided by the GRASP cohort, which has enhanced our knowledge about factors associated with significant manifestations of scleroderma in African Americans.
For too long, doctors treating rheumatic diseases have had to base their management on instinct and experience.
The problem is that each physician has a limited experience – which means that many times we basically had to guess at how to treat a specific patient, using trial and error to find out what might work best.
This study shows that well-validated symptom surveys could be used by doctors to identify suggestive symptom patterns that could lead to the diagnosis of PTLDS.
Dr. Myma Albayda with the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center highlights what’s involved in a joint injection.
In this issue of LEAP you can read about our precision approach to an increasingly common illness, gout, to a rare illness linked to Sjögren’s, and to cancer patients who are developing some autoimmune-mediated complications. And we are especially excited to share with you a tremendous breakthrough in understanding how rheumatoid arthritis begins.
Each year members of the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology team attend The American College of Rheumatology Conference. This year, we had the chance to connect with a few of our team members to discuss the research they presented at ACR 2016.
Laura is the nurse coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center working as a liaison between patients and physicians at the center.
Victoria is the Director of Patient Education and Director of Nursing at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.
Anthony Keyes is the Research Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology. Watch this video to learn about how he helps with research in our division.