Examining the Evidence 30 October 2015 Dr Michael Tam
Case Report 27 October 2015 Dr David Bossingham

Unusual bedfellows

Marcus, a 35-year-old man, presents to his rheumatologist with peripheral polyarthritis. He is sero-negative for rheumatoid factor (tested prior to cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody existing).
Case Report 28 July 2015 Associate Professor Mark Arnold

Feeling disjointed

Troy, a 26-year-old self-employed farmer, reports that two weeks after a short episode of diarrhoea five months prior, he developed migratory wrist and foot polyarthralgia that has persisted.
Case Report 24 June 2015 Associate Professor Mark Arnold

No longer the ‘disease of kings’

Phil, a 67-year-old male, was referred with an intermittent, asymmetrical, inflammatory polyarthritis. His past history includes hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and ulcerative colitis. His medications are atorvastatin, felodipine, metoprolol and enalapril.
Therapy Update 09 June 2015 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Adjunct therapies for RA management

Side-effects to medication are common in RA. Oral folic and folinic acid helps reduce the risk of side effects to methotrexate.1
Case Report 24 March 2015 Associate Professor Mark Arnold

Antiphospholipid syndrome

Chris is aged 56 when she first presents with exertional dyspnoea — no fever, chest pain, cough or sputum. She has had SLE for 12 years, manifesting with photosensitivity, hair loss, polyarthritis, prior pleurisy and neutropenia. There is no renal involvement.
Therapy Update 10 March 2015 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Glucosamine, chondroitin for knee OA

An Australian population study of 266,848 participants aged 45 or older demonstrated that glucosamine is widely used for OA (22% of participants, particularly females).3
Case Report 14 October 2014 Associate Professor Mark Arnold
Case Report 06 May 2014 Dr Michael Tam, Dr Joel Rhee

Could it be rheumatoid arthritis?

James, a fit 70-year-old man, recently saw a GP registrar for a general checkup. James had symptoms of arthritis in his hands. The registrar assumed this was osteoarthritis but ordered a rheumatoid factor test along with other pathology tests.
Case Report 01 April 2014 Dr Helen Mackie

Yellow nail syndrome

Sylvia, a 60-year-old woman, was referred to our lymphoedema clinic for assessment and management of widespread oedema of her limbs and face. This has developed in the six months since a bout of severe bronchopneumonia, diagnosed as legionnaire’s disease.