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Degenerative joint disease with slow destruction of articular cartilage.

Osteoarthritis

2

Symmetrical arthritis

Rheumatoid

3

Which arthritis does a younger woman get?

Rheumatoid

4

DMARDs are used with which type of arthritis?

Rheumatoid

5

What to monitor when on methotrexate?

liver function test

6

What to monitor on NSAIDs?

kidney function

7

Xray finding of osteophytes

Osteoarthritis

8

Xray finding of osteopenia

Rheumatoid

9

NSAIDs are used with which type of arthritis?

both, but osteo more

10

Which side should a cane be use on?

the OPPOSITE side

11

Systemic autoimmune disease causing inflammation of connective tissue.

Rheumatoid arthritis

12

Asymmetrical arthritis

Osteoarthritis

13

Which arthritis features redness and heat at the joints?

Rheumatoid

14

Which arthritis features Heberden's nodes and where are they located?

Osteoarthritis
DIPs - distal interphalangeal joints

"this is where I hold my herb"

15

Which arthritis features Bouchard's nodes and where are they located?

Osteoarthritis
PIPs - proximal interphalangeal joints

16

Which arthritis is worse in the morning, and better as the day progresses?

Rheumatoid

17

Which joints are affected in Rheumatoid?

PIPs - proximal interphalangeal joints
MCPs - metacarpophalangeal joints
Wrists

18

Which joints are affected in Osteo?

knees
hips
wrists
hands
fingers - DIPs and PIPs

19

Which arthritis is better in the morning and worse as the day progresses?

Osteo

20

What does DMARD stand for?

disease modifying antirheumatic drug

21

How do DMARDs work?

by suppressing the body's overactive immune and/or inflammatory systems

22

What are some examples of DMARDs?

corticosteroids
methotrexate
antimalarials - hydroxychlorquine
gold salts injection

23

Which arthritis is improved with ice and/or moist heat?

Osteo

24

What are some systemic signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid?

fatigue
weakness
malaise
anorexia
weight loss