Webinars

Is it Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Author: Bergman, Martin J., MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadephia, PA

  
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Category: Webinar

Description: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the US, affecting 14% of adults over age 25. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease affecting 1% of the population. Many symptoms overlap, including pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. These similarities can cause difficulty when differentiating the diseases, but new biomarkers can help. Today, an aggressive treatment approach is advocated for RA, with prescription therapeutics within three months of diagnosis to reduce disease activity and prevent joint deformity.