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Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?

Yes: There are many inheritable forms of arthritis. They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Can a 16y/o acquire adult rheumatoid arthritis?

Can a 16y/o acquire adult rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: It can happen and is more likely to occur in young girls than young boys. ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which arthritis type affects primarily distal interphalangeal joints?

Expert opinions? Which arthritis type affects primarily distal interphalangeal joints?

Psoriatic arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis is number one, bot osteoarthritis can to. If you are 42, then osteoarthritis is much less likely. ...Read more

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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Nursing diagnosis list for children with rheumattoid arthritis?

Nursing diagnosis list for children with rheumattoid arthritis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself & acquire the answers from the texts & sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work & gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more

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How many bones are in an adult vs in a child?

How many bones are in an adult vs in a child?

Same: The number is the same, although the level of calcium deposition and strength are different. There are some stray bony pieces called joint mice that show up in stray sights in adults, but the basic number of bnes is the same at any age. ...Read more

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The journal of clinical immunology Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 535738, 9 -Epstein-Barr Systemic Autoimmune Diseases What is your opinion?

The journal of clinical immunology 
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 535738, 9 -Epstein-Barr Systemic Autoimmune Diseases What is your opinion?

Definite possiblity: Therea re alot of papers that indicate the possibility of a latent (hidden) Epstein Barr infection as a cause of autoimmunity as well as the possility that these individuals with autoimmune disease have a relatively imbalanced immune system that could contribute to reactivation of the virus and/or incomplete resolution of the infection. Nadia Ali, M.D, M.B;B.S, MPH, ABHIM, FACP ...Read more

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Is an adult who suffers from hip dysplasia eligible for any type of hip replacement surgery?

Is an adult who suffers from hip dysplasia eligible for any type of hip replacement surgery?

Yes: Almost all dysplastic hips can be treated with total hip replacement. Depending on the amount of deformity, we often have to use special implants or surgical techniques to put the hip in as normal a position as possible. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Could you list the treatment modalities for type 1 diabetes in young adults?

Could you list the treatment modalities for type 1 diabetes in young adults?

Insulin: All type 1 diabetics require Insulin and can not survive with out it. It can be given through injections multiple times daily or an Insulin pump which infuses Insulin throughout the day/night and patients can give a bolus of Insulin for meals based on blood sugar and the carbs they eat. Also glucose sensors can help alert patients if bs is trending high or low before it goes to high or drops low. ...Read more

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Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Yes: The disease is a result of inhaling droplets or soil contaminated by the legionella bacterium. Not everyone who is exposed will get this. Risk factors include age over 65 years, low immunity, smoking, steroid treatment, chronic lung disease and occupational (air conditioner maintainers). ...Read more

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How do parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) understand the illness?

Speak with the doc: The best way is to speak with the child"s doctor. The doctor will have experience and training treating jra and will be able to help the parents understand the condition. Also there are national organizations associated with jra which distribute educational materials. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons for Prograf vs Prednisone vs plaquinil for the treatment of Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (elements sle)?

What are the pros and cons for Prograf vs Prednisone vs plaquinil for the treatment of Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (elements sle)?

Connective tissue dz: Prograf is potent immune suppression. It is reserved for progressive well defined disease. It has side effects such as infection, nerve irritation, lipid elevations, and potential kidney injury. Blood levels must be measured. Prednisone is a traditional anti-inflammatory drug that works well but has side effects too. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is used widely to control disease. Eyes must be examined every 3 mo ...Read more

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Is there an association between rheumatoid arthritis and the mdr gene?

Is there an association between rheumatoid arthritis and the mdr gene?

Maybe: The multi drug resistant gene has been mostly studied in oncology. There is a report that it may be a factor in resistance to sulfasalazine which in used in some RA cases, but though promising no definitive research has yet been done but it`s being worked on. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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