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Articles By Catherine Sims, MD


Practical Guidance for the Clinical Rheumatologist in Unplanned Pregnancies

25 November 2022

Discussions regarding family planning, contraception, and pregnancy should be approached at each clinic visit to ensure providers understand patients’ personal goals. These conversations have the potential to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancies. However, rheumatologists may need to manage unplanned pregnancies and the impacts of accidental teratogenic exposure.

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Vaccine Efficacy in Patients with Seronegative Spondyloarthritis

14 November 2022

Vaccine efficacy remains an important and highly discussed topic at this year’s annual meeting given the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis, current influenza season, and recently published 2022 ACR guidelines for vaccinations in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

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pregnant, pregnancy, mother, fertility

Updates on Reproductive Health in Women with SLE

12 November 2022

Is patient-administered cervical cancer screening an option for women with SLE? Should I prescribe estrogen containing contraceptives to SLE women with APL antibodies? What complications should I be aware of in pregnant women with SLE? Here are three abstracts that provide insight.

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