> Skip repeated content

Bridging the treatment gap between pediatric, adult rheumatology care

Healio Rheumatology—August 22, 2018

Healio Rheumatology featured chief of pediatric rheumatology Karen Brandt Onel, MD, in an article about the treatment gap between pediatric and adult rheumatology care. According to the article, there is a shortage of pediatric rheumatologists in the country.

"There are not many children affected by rheumatic diseases in the United States, if you consider it collectively. As a nation of over 300 million people, none of these diseases are exactly common: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common and estimated to affect about 300,00 children in the U.S.," said Dr. Onel at the Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference.

She warned that children treated by rheumatologists who do not specialize in pediatrics may not receive the same level of appropriate care as those treated by pediatric rheumatologists.

Additionally, Dr. Onel noted that by staying current with recent management guidelines and increasing exposure to pediatric rheumatology in fellowship programs, physicians could help reduce treatment disparity and improve the care of children with rheumatic diseases.

Read the full article at healio.com [subscription required].

 

Need Help Finding a Physician?

Call us toll-free at:
+1.877.606.1555

Conditions & Treatments

adult child
Select A Body Part
Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult spine Conditions: Adult shoulder Conditions: Adult elbow Conditions: Adult hand Conditions: Adult hip Conditions: Adult knee Conditions: Adult ankle Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult full body Conditions: Child spine Conditions: Child elbow Conditions: Child hip Conditions: Child hand Conditions: Child knee Conditions: Child ankle Conditions: Child full body


Conditions A-Z
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
SEE ALL

Media Contacts

Tracy Hickenbottom
Monique Irons
Sherry Randolph

212.606.1197
mediarelations@hss.edu

Social Media Contacts