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Articles By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.

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Year of the Wolf: Lupus at EULAR2020

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
10 June 2020

For a disease that has been recognized since the days of Hippocrates, we are finally making some progress towards understanding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and how to tame the wolf.  Listed below are the top 5 studies and their summaries presented at the recent EULAR e-Congress conference

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Safe Practices for Outpatient Appointments

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
07 May 2020

As many parts of the country are lifting restrictions for businesses and allowing them to re-open, doctors are asking what they should do to keep themselves, their staff, and their patients safe.  As rheumatologists, we have vulnerable patients who are at high risk for complications from COVID19;

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Telemedicine Bloopers and Successes

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
31 March 2020

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A Rheumatologist’s Tips: Telemedicine in 6 Easy Steps

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
18 March 2020

Ready for telemedicine/telerheumatology? Once you and your patient agree on a virtual visit, the following suggestions may help facilitate the interaction. If you have the ability and the capacity, record the visit.

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The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Registry

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
17 March 2020

As the highly virulent SARS-CoV-2 spreads over the world, uncertainty and fear for our patients with rheumatic diseases mount.  

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ACR20 Pearls Part 3: Pragmatic Applications for Managing Vasculitis

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
11 February 2020

While the ACR prepares to publish its new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of vasculitis in the Spring of 2020, Dr. John Stone presented his own perspectives on the practical management of vasculitis during the 2019 ACR meeting in Atlanta.  He acknowledged that what may be pearls one day, may be disproven with data in the future. 

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Tips from a HomeRheum Mom

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
18 December 2019

At the recent ACR 2019 meeting, I met some incredible women who shared with me their struggles, sacrifices and success when it comes to balancing a career and family while still retaining their sense of self. Many of you know I am a mother to 3 children ages 15, 12 and 9. Life can be challenging, especially since my husband has a busy practice, too. So how do you advance your career and still raise a family? Here are five lessons I've learned.

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Pearls Part 2: Common Sense Rheumatology 

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
03 December 2019

We live in an era where you need evidence in order to believe, but life’s experiences should not be discounted even if we do not have the statistics to support them…yet. In Part 2 of my annual meeting Pearls Trilogy, I present ten tips and observations shared by Dr. Sterling West from his session, "Rheumatology Top Secrets & Pearls".

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A Review of the Review Course + How to Make the Information Stick

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
25 November 2019

I have been attending the ACR Review Course for more than a decade, and it seems every year it gets better and better. Contrary to what most people think, this is not a board review course; it is more of a review of the latest research delivered by experts condensing rheumatology in eight hours.

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Part 1:  The “P” in Prednisone stands for Poison...and Other Pearls

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
18 November 2019

Everyone has life hacks.  Years of experience and doing the same things repetitively allow us to figure out little tricks to make life easier. A rat in a maze, finding itself at a dead end, will back up and search for a clearing.

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