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Perioperative management of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Abstract
Familiarity with the systemic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis as well as familiarity with drug therapy used for the management of rheumatoid arthritis may be helpful in the avoidance of some postoperative complications. Drug effects on soft tissues and bone may complicate reduction, stabilization, and fixation of deformities. Evaluation of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis for extraarticular disease may also explain symptomatology, and reduce the incidence of complications by unrecognized contributions of soft tissue pathology of osseous and articular disorders.
AuthorsAllen Mark Jacobs
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery (Clin Podiatr Med Surg) Vol. 27 Issue 2 Pg. 235-42 (Apr 2010) ISSN: 1558-2302 [Electronic] United States
PMID20470955 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Chemical References
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • Penicillamine
  • Aspirin
  • Methotrexate
Topics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Antirheumatic Agents (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid (drug therapy, physiopathology)
  • Aspirin (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Cervical Vertebrae (physiopathology, radiography)
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Glucocorticoids (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Humans
  • Immobilization (adverse effects)
  • Methotrexate (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Penicillamine (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Perioperative Care
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors (administration & dosage, adverse effects)
  • Postoperative Complications (etiology, prevention & control)
  • Spinal Diseases (physiopathology)
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (antagonists & inhibitors)
  • Venous Thrombosis (etiology, prevention & control)

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