Publications Seek to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

MONTVALE, N.J., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the first few months of disease initiation is critical for a patient's well-being. Yet primary care providers, ob/gyns, and specialists face challenges in meeting the needs of these patients and in developing a coordinated approach to management and referral.

To meet the needs of health care providers, The Journal of Family Practice Special Edition: Current Clinical Practice and OBG Management have published the supplement Management of rheumatoid arthritis: A primary care perspective. This resource provides clinicians and ob/gyns with case-based approaches in presenting the processes underlying rheumatoid arthritis and relating the disease to a simplified, differential diagnosis.

The supplement was published in October 2007. This important publication is available online at http://www.jfponline.com/ccp_article.asp?aid=5775 and http://www.obgmanagement.com/pages.asp?id=5934.

The Journal of Family Practice Special Edition: Current Clinical Practice, a peer-reviewed journal distributed to 96,000 primary care physicians, and OBG Management, a peer-reviewed journal distributed to 40,000 ob/gyns, collaborated with The Chatham Institute, a medical education company and CME provider, to develop this journal supplement. This supplement was supported by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc., Centocor, Inc., and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can find this valuable publication at www.apctoday.com, an online resource for advanced practice clinicians.

The Journal of Family Practice, OBG Management and Current Clinical Practice are published by Dowden Health Media, a Division of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. APCTODAY is copyrighted by Dowden Health Media, a Division of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. Dowden Health Media is a full-service healthcare communications company that specializes in high-quality communication with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and consumers. Its highly respected, peer-reviewed journals reach more than 300,000 physicians and clinicians in surgery, psychiatry, family practice, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology.

SOURCE Dowden Health Media

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