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Articles By Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH

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What Can 30 Years of Rheumatic Disease Research Tell Us About the Future?

By Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH
01 September 2017

As a practicing rheumatologist for more than 30 years, I can recall a time – just a couple of decades ago – when waiting rooms were full of patients in wheelchairs, debilitated and in pain from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other related conditions.

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Early Rheumatology: The Contributions of Max Hirsch, MD

By Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH
29 November 2016

Many readers of RheumNow know of my interest in the history of our discipline, and some of the writings and discoveries which have resulted from them. In the past three years, I have had the opportunity to explore the contributions of Max Hirsch, MD to our field.

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica: An Interval Look at Management Questions

By Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH
09 July 2016

p dir="ltr"Despite an often fairly characteristic pattern of signs and symptoms, there are significant diagnostic challenges with polymyalgia rheumatica. The reason is that similar clinical features can be also observed in other diseases mimicking PMR, including infectious and malignancies, elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, chondrocalcinosis or myositis, to mention some of the most important differential diagnoses. nbsp;/p

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica: An Interval Look at Management Questions

By Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH
29 March 2016

p dir="ltr"Despite an often fairly characteristic pattern of signs and symptoms, there are significant diagnostic challenges with polymyalgia rheumatica. The reason is that similar clinical features can be also observed in other diseases mimicking PMR, including infectious and malignancies, elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, chondrocalcinosis or myositis, to mention some of the most important differential diagnoses. nbsp;/p

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