Section 4: treating the patient in pain.

@article{Katz2005Section4T,
  title={Section 4: treating the patient in pain.},
  author={Warren Katz and Russell Rothenberg},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 2 Suppl},
  pages={
          S16-27, discussion S27-8
        }
}
Physicians may choose from a variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options to treat patients with painful rheumatic diseases. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis requiring pain management. New disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologic response modifiers can improve disease states in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). After the inflammatory component of RA is minimized with such agents, treatment goals shift to those similar to secondary OA and other… CONTINUE READING
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