MAKING A DIFFERENCE: EARLY DETECTION AND LONG-TERMA MANAGEMENT OF INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS (IA 2005)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2005||End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2005|
It is important to note that a “window-of-opportunity” has been identified in the treatment of RA. During this time, treatment is most effective and most likely to stop further damage. Despite the frequency of this illness, its very severe impact, the extensive literature available, and the known “window” for appropriate management, it has been widely documented that many RA patients have delayed diagnosis and management. This educational activity will emphasize the diagnosis and appropriate management of the spectrum of types of inflammatory arthritis, with special emphasis on RA and new data from the past year. Primary care physicians need clear and comprehensive information to allow them to properly diagnose and manage patients with inflammatory arthritis. This symposium will provide this critical information and an update on the latest literature.