What to Expect for the Early Arthritis Clinic at AOCBV

Early Arthritis Clinic - Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis affects nearly 2.5 million Americans and can lead to significant joint damage, disability, co-morbidity, and even premature death. Research has conclusively shown that delays in diagnosis or therapy can lead to hazardous outcomes. Early, aggressive therapy with the goal of inducing remission has a favorable effect on outcomes. These findings have led us to establish an Early Arthritis referral Clinic (EAC). The purpose of the clinic is to initiate a rapid evaluation, provide a timely and accurate diagnosis, and implement an effective therapeutic plan. This clinic is modeled after other successful programs across the US and Europe (Cush & Kavanaugh, 1995, Professional Communications, Inc.) and follows the guidelines published by Emery et al.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy

Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis often notice changes in their symptoms during pregnancy. In fact, many have fewer symptoms when they pregnant. However, some may experience a flare during pregnancy. Therefore, we will discuss what you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis and pregnancy.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis: How to Determine if I have RA or OA?

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is an umbrella term to describe inflammation of the joints. However, there are different types of arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). While RA and OA both affect your joints, they are extremely different forms of the same broader condition. RA is an autoimmune condition, while OA is primarily a degenerative joint condition. We will discuss Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis.

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