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Articles By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.

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Best of 2020: A Rheumatologist’s Tips: Telemedicine in 6 Easy Steps

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
23 December 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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My Experience as a COVID19 Vaccine Trial Participant

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
01 December 2020

I have been an investigator for many clinical rheumatology studies over the past two decades but have never been a study subject until now. On October 31, 2020, I enrolled in the phase 3 trial of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV2 (protocol C4591001). Here's my experience.

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Flu and Tofacitinib

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
19 November 2020

Dr. Kathryn Dao reviews abstract L04 - Influenza Adverse Events in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Tofacitinib Clinical Program - at the 2020 ACR annual meeting.

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A Convergence of Ideas: COVID19 and ACR

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
05 November 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rheumatologists scrambled to figure out how the SARS-CoV-2 virus will affect their patients with immune mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID). Meeting the needs of patients, managing a practice, and trying to balance a home life have many doctors stressed.

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ICYMI: Telemedicine Bloopers and Successes

By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D.
06 July 2020

At my COVID home command center, I feel pretty prepared for everything. From here, I can run my practice, manage and home-school 3 children and keep the family afloat.  I have 2 computers: one for telemedicine/business meetings and one for e-learning lessons/school updates that teachers and school administrators email me throughout the day for my children.  As a no-nonsense, organized mom and doctor, I felt ready to handle any issues that would arise. 

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Change from Within

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

I attended the #whitecoats4blacklives rally at Dallas City Hall a few weeks ago to support our black colleagues, patients, and friends. It was inspiring, humbling, and emotional. I encouraged other physicians to join me, posting on the Dallas Physician Facebook page that we need to lead by example for our community and our children to fight structural racism. One black physician posed a very important point to my post, “What permanent changes will you make in your personal and professional lives as a result of this? Because not endorsing racism is not the same as not being complicit in it.” 

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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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