NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that Musculoskeletal Network, an online resource for unique and efficient techniques on the management of musculoskeletal disorders, now offers insights on the special challenges of lupus diagnosis in primary care.
According to the Consortium Chair of the American College of Rheumatology's Lupus Initiative, lupus is hard to diagnose because of its nonspecific symptoms and signs and lack of good biomarkers.
In this podcast, Sam Lim, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, Emory School of Medicine, sheds light on how primary care physicians can ensure better outcomes for patients with lupus.
Key points in lupus management include:
- Primary care physicians (PCPs) are on the front lines of diagnosis. They need to consider lupus as the diagnosis when appropriate and make sure patients are receiving the proper treatment regimen.
- Most patients with lupus are women of childbearing age. PCPs should maintain a focus on reproductive health within a multidisciplinary planned pregnancy management team.
- The cardiovascular disease burden is accelerated in lupus. PCPs need to engage in preventative care and continually monitor risk factors.
Information about the Lupus Initiative may be found at http://thelupusinitiative.org.
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