John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR - Overcoming Challenges in the Management of Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis: Expert Insight on the Clinical Potential of Novel Therapeutic Options

Go online to to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in rheumatology discusses the role of novel therapeutic options in overcoming challenges associated with the management of patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Recognize challenges associated with the management of refractory rheumatoid arthritis, Identify novel therapeutic options for rheumatoid arthritis in the context of mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety, Employ current evidence and expert recommendations into individualized treatment plans for patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have not achieved adequate disease control on previous therapies.
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Biochemical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biochem Pharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: Human Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Hum Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- A nurse-based phone education intervention can promote shared decision making in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Musculoskeletal Care. Siobhan Farley,...
Source: - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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