Case Report 08 March 2016 Associate Professor Mark Arnold

History beats imaging for Trendelenburg's sign

Vicki, 62 years old, has persistent right buttock pain present for six years. It interferes with sleeping on her right side, squatting and standing up from a low chair.
Case Report 26 January 2016 Dr David Bossingham

Case Study: The trouble with diagnosing lupus

Bernard is a 54-year-old accountant, who regularly attends his GP and is worried about his health.
Case Report 24 November 2015 Dr David Bossingham

Case Study: Atypical arthritis

Bella is a 19-year-old Queenslander who attends with her mother. For 10 days, she has been experiencing joint pains, especially in her knees and ankles.
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