Perioperative management of rheumatoid arthritis: Areas of concern for primary care physicians

Lane Lyssy, Agustín Escalante

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Abstract

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are undergoing joint replacement or other operations face potential complications from many aspects of the disease and the drugs used to manage it. Minimizing these added risks is important to ensure the best possible outcome. This article presents a comprehensive approach for primary care physicians involved in the preoperative evaluation and perioperative management of their arthritic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume99
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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