Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systemic Autoimmune Inflammatory Disease
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease that leads to disability and premature death in afflicted patients. Rheumatoid arthritis places a significant burden on healthcare. This course provides insights into the definition and classification of adult rheumatoid arthritis, its epidemiology, diagnosis, risk factors, and available pharmacotherapy. Patient counseling and future management approaches for adult rheumatoid arthritis are also reviewed.
Provide insights into the definition and classification of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Describe the diagnosis, epidemiology, and risk factors of RA
Describe current medications in the treatment of RA
Discuss current challenges and future directions in the management of RA
II. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Prevalence
III. Etiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis
IV. Definition of Rheumatoid Arthritis
V. Classification of Rheumatoid Arthritis
VI. Causes and Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis
VII. Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
VIII. Differential Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
IX. Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
X. Treatment Approaches for Rheumatoid Arthritis
1. Pharmacological Approaches
2. Nonpharmacological Interventions
XI. Analysis of the Current Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis
XII. Counseling Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
XIII. Future Approaches in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in developing this activity: Salam Kadhim, PhD, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Salam Kadhim, PhD, was a senior scientist at Inmed Pharmaceuticals until July 1, 2022. Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS, was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
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- Target Audience: Pharmacist
- Contact Hours: 2.0 (0.2 CEUs)
- Activity Release Date: 12/11/2023
- Activity Expiration Date: 12/11/2026
- Activity Type: Knowledge
- UAN: 0669-0000-23-210-H01-P
- Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
- CeBroker Number: 20-1136992
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