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Painful joints?

Naples Florida Weekly—June 8, 2017

In an article on Naples Florida Weekly, HSS rheumatologist Vivian P. Bykerk, BSc, MD, FRCPC discussed how to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

According to Dr. Bykerk, early detection is important to increase the chance of treatment being successful. "If we can get you into low disease activity by six months and remission (no signs of the disease) by one year, we’ve got an incredibly good chance of the disease having a very minimal impact on your life," she said.

On choosing the right treatment for a patient, Dr. Bykerk said "we consider the combination of signs, symptoms and blood tests".

Read the full article at naples.floridaweekly.com

Additional Coverage:

  • Home Healthcare Now: Painful Joints? This article appeared in the September 2017 print issue.

 

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