Living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is difficult. It can be stressful and unfortunately lead to anxiety and depression. In this video, Dr. Dana DiRenzo gives tips on ways to work with your physician and help combat and prevent anxiety and depression.
Sleep problems can occur in patients with psoriatic arthritis. While there are unfortunately many causes of these problems, there are also many solutions. In this video, Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC, the director of patient education at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, discusses ways to combat sleeplessness and feel more restful throughout the day.
“Whether or not” and “how” to taper off the last bit of medication for patients with clinically stable ANCA-associated vasculitis are hotly debated topics in the vasculitis field.
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.
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.
This issue of Leap, although autoimmunity is on the cover, is actually about the many points of connection here in the Division of Rheumatology. First, of course, is our connection to our patients. It’s not just physicians, nurses, and staff. It’s also our scientists, working to discover how these diseases start and how they might be stopped.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) today announced plans to develop a new board certification through portfolio for rheumatology nursing.
Please see the first issue of LEAP – a hot off the press magazine about the Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins. In these pages you will learn more about who we are and what we’re all about. Enclosed are stories and images about the talented staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty who make up our team.
It is with great pride that the Division of Rheumatology announces the promotion of Livia Casciola-Rosen, PhD to Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.