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RED FLAGS AND BACK PAIN EFFICIENCY by Barmac Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 9:13am RED FLAGS AND BACK PAIN EFFICIENCY An Australian study published in the Arthritis and Rheumatism Journal questions the efficiacy of 'red flags' in identifying serious spinal pathologies. The research evaluated patients receiving primary care for acute low back pain. During the initial consultation, doctors recorded their responses t ... Read on »
What are the mechansims of mitral regurgitation in Acute Rheumatic Fever ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 05 Jul 2012 1:37pm Rheumatic valvulits , Valvular inflammation and edema  is the traditional answer .A detailed Echocardiographic study from All India Institute of medical sciences New Delhi  ,India  which was published in circulation 1996 answers this question most authentically . From a meticulous  Echocardiographic  study of about 70 patients  (with both f ... Read on »
15 Questions with Dr. Victoria Werth by Wick D. Posted Tue 06 Jul 2010 6:41am Each month, the LFA invites you to submit questions to one of our lupus experts on selected topics. We are pleased to feature in July Victoria Werth, MD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital and Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, to a ... Read on »
15 Questions with Dr. Victoria Werth by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Jul 2010 6:30am Each month, the LFA invites you to submit questions to one of our lupus experts on selected topics. We are pleased to feature in July Victoria Werth, MD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital and Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, to ans ... Read on »
15 Questions with Dr. Peter Chira - Back to School with Lupus by Wick D. Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 8:08am Back-to-school time can be quite stressful for both kids and parents – new teachers, new schedules, or even a new school. For those with lupus, it could be even more demanding. Join us this month as we invite you to submit back to school questions to Dr. Peter Chira. Peter Chira, M.D., M.S., is an instructor of pediatric rheumatology at Sta ... Read on »
15 Questions with Dr. Peter Chira - Back to School with Lupus by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 7:56am Back-to-school time can be quite stressful for both kids and parents – new teachers, new schedules, or even a new school. For those with lupus, it could be even more demanding. Join us this month as we invite you to submit back to school questions to Dr. Peter Chira. Peter Chira, M.D., M.S. , is an instructor of pediatric rheumatology at St ... Read on »
An Alternate Explanation For Strep Throat & Rheumatic Fever by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 4:46am KevinMD had a guest blogger who questioned the value of needing to treat one million strep throat infections with antibiotics to save one patient from rheumatic fever and heart disease. Typically, we only need to treat a particular strain of strep called Group A beta-hemolytic Strep (GABHS), which produces a particular type of toxin and antige ... Read on »
Mechanisms of rheumatic mitral regurgitation by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Nov 2011 11:35am Mitral regurgitation is  one of  the most common lesion of rheumatic heart disease .Mechanism of MR in acute rheumatic fever is different from chronic rheumatic heart disease. Acute Rheumatic fever The following mechanisms contribute to MR of acute rheumatic fever Edema of leaflets (Carey Coombs murmur ) Valvulitis Small ... Read on »
The Ultimate 7-day Natural Remedy For Arthritis Gout And Rheumatism Review Honest Testimonial by Salmony Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 6:12pm According to over 500 customers testimonials this ebook contains useful information. The Special Guide was released on 2010-08-18 by ARTPAIN, The Ultimate 7-day Natural Remedy For Arthritis Gout And Rheumatism . This great Ebook has been around longer than any direct competitor and the guide received only positive testimonials and reviews. However, ... Read on »
Drug Halts Organ Damage in Inflammatory Genetic Disorder by Medline Plus Posted Fri 10 Feb 2012 6:10pm A new study shows that Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in stopping the progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID). This rare and debil ... Read on »