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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Rheumatology.
See also changes related to Rheumatology, or pages that link to Rheumatology or to this page or whose text contains "Rheumatology".


Parent topics

Subtopics

Rheumatological diseases

  • Arthritis [r]: A group of medical conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. [e]
    • Rheumatoid arthritis [r]: A chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. [e]
    • Osteoarthritis [r]: Degenerative joint disease marked by destruction of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane. [e]

Diagnostic studies

Drugs

Analgesic

  • Aspirin [r]: Common analgesic used for treating mild to moderate pain; protective against blood clots and heart disease when administered indefinitely in low doses [e]
  • Acetaminophen [r]: An analgesic antipyretic drug widely used for the treatment of headaches, fever and other minor aches and pains; has no antiinflammatory activity [e]
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent [r]: Medication other than corticosteroids having analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity due to their ability to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins. [e]
  • Tramadol [r]: An atypical opioid analgesic useful for mild to moderate pain, with a potential for abuse [e]

Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs

Other related topics

  • Orthopedics [r]: A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures. [e]
  • Pain medicine [r]: An interdisciplinary physician subspecialization, within the broad scope of pain management, which often involves team approaches with various physician and nonphysician specialties [e]
  • Physical and rehabilitation medicine [r]: A medical specialty concerned with the use of physical agents, mechanical apparatus, and manipulation in rehabilitating physically diseased or injured patients. [e]
  • Physical therapy [r]: An allied health profession that concentrates on restoration of strength and motion through active and passive manipulations and motions [e]
  • Occupational therapy [r]: A rehabilitative service that aims to make people as independent as possible, focused on training in, and assistive devices for, activities of daily living [e]