Robert “Bob” B. Gibbons, MD, MACP, died on March 13, 2019, at age 81.
1 Apr 2019
A 22-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-month history of progressive rash on the face, chest, and arms following sun exposure. She also has experienced wrist arthralgia and malaise for the past 2 weeks. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 May 2022
A 30-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for systemic lupus erythematosus. She was diagnosed 3 months ago after presenting with pericarditis and arthritis. She was initially treated with prednisone, 40 mg/d, with improvement of her presenting symptoms. The prednisone has been tapered over 3 months to her current dose of 10 mg/d with no recurrence. Following a physical and cardiac exam, what is the most appropriate next step in treating this patient?
6 Mar 2018
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1 Jan 2022
An 82-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-week history of left-sided headaches with pain on chewing, accompanied by achiness in the shoulders and hips. She has no other pertinent personal or family history. She takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate immediate next step in management?
14 Nov 2017
Internists are the first doctors patients see for joint pain, which means they can make a big difference in preventing the progression of joint diseases such as psoriatic arthritis.
1 Apr 2019
The American College of Rheumatology noted that the drug is the preferred choice for urate-lowering therapy in all patients, including those with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease.
19 May 2020
The authors concluded that tofacitinib alone for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis should be considered to help reduce the risk of shingles in vaccinated patients, provided that patients' arthritis remains controlled on the drug.
29 Aug 2017
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of weight loss, abdominal cramping, and loose stools. Her stools are malodorous, but she has not noted any blood associated with her bowel movements. Although her appetite is good, she has lost 3.2 kg (7.0 lb). She has an 8-year history of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
15 Aug 2017
A 37-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of low libido, loss of morning erections, fatigue, and decreasing muscle mass. His medical history is otherwise unremarkable. He takes no medications. A physical exam, lab studies, and pituitary MRI are done. Before starting therapy for this patient, what else should be determined?
9 May 2017