Treatment Advancements for Inflammatory Arthritis

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This 30 minute program provides the consumer/public listener with an overview of the various aspects of an evidence-based treatment plan for inflammatory arthritis, including the following topics:

Overview of an evidence-based treatment plan

Different treatments for different ages, genders, life circumstances

Advancements in the understanding of the role of medications in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis
  • Overview of DMARDs
  • Overview of biologic DMARDs
  • Overview of anti-inflammatories and steroids
  • Combination therapies

Having a meaningful conversation with your rheumatologist about medication treatments

Learning about side effects

How to assess risk of short or long term side effects and the benefits of a given medication

Risks of un-treated or under-treated inflammatory arthritis