Restless legs syndrome and related disorders 11/06/2011
Ekbom's syndrome Highlights: Overview Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can be temporary (during pregnancy) or chronic and long-term, due to many medical conditions and genetic risk factors. The condition involves the sensation of "pulling, searing, drawing, tingling, bubbling, or crawling" beneath the skin, usually in the calf area, causing an irresistible urge to move the legs.
Rheumatoid arthritis 02/07/2012
Arthritis - rheumatoid Highlights: Drug Treatment Guidelines Rheumatoid arthritis is best treated with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS), which include both nonbiologic and biologic medications. Current guidelines for drug treatment recommend: Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) or leflunomide (Arava) as initial therapy for most patients with RA Methotrexate plus hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) for patients with moderate-to-high disease activity Methotrexate plus hydroxychloroquine plus sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) for patients with poor prognostic features and moderate-to-high levels of disease activity.