Rheumatoid Arthritis, Your Questions Answered

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your Questions Answered

By Robert Moots, MD, Leader in Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist: University Hospital Aintree, Royal Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, UK; and Nigel Jones, MD, General Practitioner, The Orrell Park Surgery, Liverpool, UK

1. Aetiology, Epidemiology and Pathology of Rheumatoid Arthritis

2. History and Examination

3. Laboratory tests

4. Confirming the Diagnosis, what's RA and what isn't

- Drug treatment, symptom relief.
- Drug treatment, disease modifiers/suppressants.
- Drug treatment, newer agents.

5. Non-drug Treatment in RA. Social and other issues in RA

6. Coordinating care for the RA patient

7. Sources of further information and support

Appendices: HAQ; Useful addresses and websites; Widely used NSAIDs and simple analgesics


Glossary of acronyms

List of patient questions