Many years ago, in the pre-biologics era, a diagnosis of antibody-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in children was rather tragic, often foretelling a future of significant […]
Lupus is a chronic disease that requires long-term care, which can pose a significant challenge to the patient and health care team.
It’s a question that I have considered from time to time in my nursing career—in a patient with severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who also […]
I still vividly remember the day we received the news that WS had passed away at the age of 32.
Pediatric rheumatology not only requires close attention to detail when it comes to direct patient care but also effective collaboration with a variety of other […]
Every healthcare provider knows that lupus is the great imposter. One day, it can affect one organ; the next, a whole different system can be […]
HL was 19 years old when she was transferred from a pediatric rheumatology practice into our adult practice.
New patient referrals are always exciting (at least to me). It’s like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.
Hopefully, you are familiar with the patient Bill of Rights that was drafted by the federal government’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in […]
When I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the age of 25, one of my first concerns was how it would impact my ability […]