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Challenging Cases in Rheumatology: Focus on Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis

FACULTY Joni Fontenot, ASN, RN Registered Nurse Ochsner Health System The Grove-Infusion/Rheumatology Infusion Baton Rouge, LA Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC Staff Rheumatology Nurse Columbus Arthritis […]
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Posts

The Impact of New Medications | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

When I started in rheumatology practice 11 years ago, we had few options at our disposal to treat patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The initial […]
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The Nervousness of the New Patient

As an adult rheumatology nurse with nearly 15 years in the field, I have a certain comfort level when educating patients who have been newly […]
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What to Do with a Patient Who Won’t Listen | Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

HL was 19 years old when she was transferred from a pediatric rheumatology practice into our adult practice.
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The Pitfalls of Fragmented Care | Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

TK was an 8-year-old female who presented to our pediatric rheumatology clinic about a year ago with a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test result (1:320), […]
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Talk about Rough Teenage Years… | Juvenile Spondyloarthritis

One of our office’s most interesting and complicated juvenile spondyloarthritis (SpA) cases involved AZ, who presented to us as a 13-year-old male with a 3-year […]
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Giving Parents Time to Think | Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

As a pediatric rheumatology nurse, my visits typically involve more than just the patient. Including mom and/or dad in the discussion often requires a variety […]
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The Long and Winding Road of a Young Athlete | Spondyloarthropathy

I recently saw a 17-year-old patient whose case caused a lot of people in our local healthcare community to scratch their heads. NJ is a […]
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My Most Memorable Patient | Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

As rheumatology nurses, we are lucky to be able to touch so many lives in a memorable way. Consequently, when a patient appears in our […]
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My Most Memorable Patient | Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis

Several years ago, I was involved in an early trial of adalimumab in pediatric patients with juvenile inflammatory arthritis (JIA). One precocious 12-year-old girl enrolled […]
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How I Learned About the Immune System | Immunology

Picture this: A 43-year-old nurse practitioner (that’s me) on the floor of her 8-year- old daughter’s Disaster Area bedroom, drawing different colored blobs with pointy […]
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