Treat-to-target in vasculitis: is this a sensible approach?

Treat-to-target in vasculitis: is this a sensible approach?

January 2013:  An article in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (2012,30,4,Suppl.73, Pg. 0149-0153) provides an overview of the pathophysiological drivers that may lead to the identification of specific targets that can “turn off “ the disease. The article is written by Prof. Raashid Luqmani, NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Nuffield Department…...

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Disease and the Public Eye

June 2013:  I’m in line at the supermarket holding three items close to my chest. But I might as well be juggling my Kleenex box, toothpaste tube and an orange. Because — as you’d surely notice if you were behind me in line — I‘m bent forward at a sharp…...

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My Doctor Just Told Me I’m Sick

April 2013 By Becca Essig My doctor just told me I’m sick. We’re never really prepared to hear that we have a life-threatening illness, and we all typically react in our own unique way. After finding out that you’re sick, you might feel a wind range of emotions like being:…...

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Managing Health Appointments and Insurance

February 2013 Managing Health Insurance Manage your healthcare appointments/history/records. This website has an excellent set of checklists and forms. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Access a question builder to help you prepare for your next doctor’s appointment. Insurance Know your own plan Services covered Participating healthcare providers and…...

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Germ Protection 101

April 2013 As you and your family work diligently to help protect your immune suppressed child from getting sick due to the spread of germs, it can seem to be an almost overwhelming task. It is not hard to admit that through our love for our child, germ protection becomes…...

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