What is Raynaud’s Phenomenon What is Raynaud’s Phenomenon Raynaud’s phenomenon is a result of deficient blood flow in the extremities, in particular the fingers and the toes. It is a condition named after the physician who first described it, Dr. Maurice Raynaud in France. This condition classically occurs after exposure to the [...]
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Why a Rheumatologist? Why a Rheumatologist? Of the more than 25 years that I have practiced medicine as a Rheumatologist, I have been asked many times “what is a Rheumatologist?”. When I give the explanation that “he/she is a specialist in arthritis and autoimmune diseases”, the question that is often asked is [...]
Sports injuries and the injuries of the Aging Jock Sports injuries and the injuries of the Aging Jock Dr. Norman B. Gaylis One of the most common complaints that I am asked to treat in my practice is the early retired male or female patient who has waited his/her whole life to [...]
Paget’s Disease of Bone Paget’s Disease of Bone Definition Paget’s disease of bone is a chronic disorder that typically results in enlarged and deformed bones in one or more regions of the skeleton. Excessive bone breakdown and formation cause the bone to be dense but fragile. As a result, bone pain, arthritis, [...]
A Brief Look at Osteoarthritis A Brief Look at Osteoarthritis Dr. Norman B. Gaylis What is osteoarthritis? How does it happen? Why you? How will it effect your daily life? If you have recently found out that you have osteoarthritis or know someone who has osteoarthritis, these are probably some of the questions [...]
Use of MRI to Evaluate Patients on Infliximab Therapy Use of MRI to Evaluate Patients on Infliximab Therapy Dr. Norman B. Gaylis USE OF IN-OFFICE MRI IN THE EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID Objectives: To assess the performance of an in-office magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) [...]
Discontinuation of corticosteroids following initiation of infliximab in RA patients Discontinuation of corticosteroids following initiation of infliximab in RA patients Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Objectives: To evaluate corticosteroid use in patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after initiation of infliximab therapy. Methods: We conducted a retrospective evaluation of 70 patients (5 male, 65 female) [...]
Study on RA Patients who Switch to Infliximab After Etanercept Multicenter Study Open-label, pilot protocol of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who switch to infliximab after an incomplete response to etanercept: the opposite study For the complete article in PDF format, please click here: full article Objective: To incorporate a new trial design to examine [...]
Infliximab on an HIV Positive Patient with Reiter’s Syndrome Infliximab on an HIV Positive Patient with Reiter’s Syndrome Dr. Norman B. Gaylis Reiter’s syndrome is an acute inflammatory arthritis with no standard treatment options for patients unresponsive to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). In patients positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), HIV-RNA levels have [...]
The Arthritis Diet Dr. Norman B. Gaylis, following a holisitc approach, recommends all arthritis patients to review their diet and makes the following recommendations: Do Eat All seafood All vegetables, including avocados Vegetable oils, particularly safflower and corn Margarine free of milk solids, such as Mazola Egg whites Honey Nuts, sunflower seeds, soybean [...]