Posts Tagged ‘Physician-patient discordance / disagreement’

  • 5 RA Facts Everyone Needs to Know

    RA Facts – lists 5 basic facts about rheumatoid disease, often called RA or RD, can assure people are diagnosed and treated early, with hope of remission.

  • Medscape Symposium Reveals Attitudes #Rheum Patients Encounter

    Recently, we looked at a new report showing machines used to perform musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) vary considerably in ability to detect inflammation, and warning about the use of MSUS in treatment decisions when the machines are not yet accuracy rated. We know that Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) predict prognosis in Rheumatoid Disease (RD), but […]

  • Could Ultrasound Prevent Rheumatology Patients from Receiving Disease Treatments?

    This is the 10th in a series on musculoskeletal ultrasound use in people living with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD). This is a critical topic for PRD that could have enormous impact on clinical care – positively or negatively – in light of results from two recent studies. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can help “see” invisible disease activity Musculoskeletal […]

  • Do Not Kiss Me

    Do not kiss me because I have a suppressed immune system… In “Kiss My…” a physician blog in Rheumatology News, Dr. Larry Greenbaum wrote, “I charged him level 5 for taking so much of my time, for bad-mouthing his previous doctors, and for incessant whining.” Noontime Monday I clicked into the Facebook (FB) feed for […]

  • Disparity Between Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients & Doctors over Disease Activity

    Will one more RA disparity study make a difference for patients? Discrepancy & Rheumatoid Arthritis: inseparable as thunder & lightning Discrepancy. A word I probably used three times during the first four decades of my life. And then came Rheumatoid Disease. This word is the shortest explanation for the reason RA Warrior exists. I was […]

  • Would Relying on Patient Generated Data Make a Difference?

    Discrepancy between patient generated data and clinician reported data Recently on the blog, I mentioned an oft-quoted study which suggests that the disease course for Rheumatoid Arthritis is becoming milder. Something puzzled me at the end of the report. The researchers noticed that Rheumatoid Arthritis patients’ ratings of their disease activity were opposite to that […]

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