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Arthritis: SED Rate by ArthritisReliever .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID MARKS, MD: Hi and welcome to our webcast. I'm Dr. David Marks. Thank you all for sending in your questions about arthritis. We're going to try to answer them today. Joining me to do that is Dr. Allan Gibofsky, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Cornell, and a rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Thanks for helping u ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
Takayasu’s Arteritis by animekid Posted Sun 27 Dec 2009 12:00am If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I came across a post the other day about a study done in Japan concerning the condition ” Takayasu’s Arteritis “, and again this is a condition that I am not very familiar with, but I wanted to do a bit of investigation into the condition so… This inf ... Read on »
I wonder by Martin Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 12:22am Sometimes, often late at night, as I lay in bed listening to the distant wail of police sirens, watching the helicopter search lights dance across my bedroom walls, I get to thinking about where I stand in the grand scheme of things. Not so much ‘why am I here?’ Although that is a very good question. But how bad is my ulcerative colitis? Comp ... Read on »
Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Expert Approach by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:35pm Rheumatoid arthritisInflammation of one or more joints of the body. is a common autoimmuneAny condition caused by the body’s immune response against its own tissues. condition resulting in progressiveContinuously increasing in extent or severity. joint damage. This article will be of h ... Read on »
How does the ESR work? by pathologystudent Posted Tue 02 Oct 2012 9:58pm Q. Could you please explain the ESR and why it decreases with polycythemia and increases with anemia? A. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), also called a sedimentation rate or sed rate, is a test that is performed by putting blood in a tube (called a Westergren tube – there are a bunch in the above photo) and measuring the ra ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Med RX Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Rheumatoid Arthritis: ANA antibody test Arthrocentesis CBC Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Joint x-rays Physical exam Rheumatoid factor blood test Rheumatoid Factor Test Sedimentation Rate White blood cell count ... Read on »
A Quick Glance at the Tests Used for Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 8:11am When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2005, I had one blood test performed and some x-rays ordered, and at the time that was my extent of knowledge to the range of possibilities in diagnosing the disease. Learning more about RA caused me to look into the tests that are beneficial in proper diagnosis, and in turn, understanding what th ... Read on »
A Quick Glance at the Tests Used for Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 7:20am When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2005, I had one blood test performed and some x-rays ordered, and at the time that was my extent of knowledge to the range of possibilities in diagnosing the disease. Learning more about RA caused me to look into the tests that are beneficial in proper diagnosis, and in turn, understanding what th ... Read on »
Autoimmune Disease by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Definition Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which a person's immune system attacks the body's own cells, causing tissue destruction. Description Autoimmunity is accepted as the cause of a wide range of disorders, and it is suspected to be responsible for many more. Autoimmune diseases are classified as either general, in which the ... Read on »