Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC-Rheum, Director of Nursing and Patient Education at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center walks through what to expect during your first infusion.
A new type of therapy called Immunotherapy, is used to treat cancers. It’s been observed that Immunotherapy could lead to an over-activation of the immune system. In Rheumatology we’re seeing an increase in arthritis driven by this activation of the immune system. Dr. Cappelli discusses the questions she and her oncologist colleagues have about why this happens and how do we best evaluate and treat these patients.
Vicky Ruffing, RN, walks us through how to inject Orencia ClickJect-Autoinjector.
Vicky Ruffing, RN, walks us through how to inject Simponi.
Vicky Ruffing, RN, walks us through how to inject Kevzara.
Dr. Uzma Haque goes over some self-management techniques to help alleviate the symptoms of a flare.
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can be very painful to the joints. Dr. Myma Albayda walks us through what gout is caused by and how you can take preventative measures to limit attacks.
Patients with a rheumatic disease are at a higher risk for infection due to their disease or medications. Dr. Chris Mecoli from the Division of Rheumatology speaks with Dr. Erika Darrah about steps a patient could take in order to prevent infections.
Dr. Myma Albayda, Director of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic, talks about what a joint injection is, why a patient would benefit from it, what the risks are, as well as what the procedure entails.