Due to the complexity and heterogeneity of the disease, SLE demands a meticulous history, extensive physical examination and specific laboratory assessments. Common constitutional symptoms include...
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, regular screening and management of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are vital to mitigate cardiovascular risk. Other variables, such as...
Examining the impact of video-based outpatient education on patient demand for a rheumatology CNS service
Current practice in Irish rheumatology units is that either a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) delivers patient education to patients in a multitude of formats,...
Introducing an ANP-led temporal artery biopsy service for patients with suspected giant cell arteritis
GCA is associated with several potentially insidious symptoms; however, none of them are specific enough (pathognomonic) to the disease to be definitively diagnostic. Typically, patients will present...
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