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Rheumatoid Arthritis:
it is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by systemic polyarthropathy. does it have significant systemic involvement?

yes

2

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
has involvement where in the spine (that we worry about)

cervical

3

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
most common in males or females age 30-50

females

4

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
is there cricoarytenoid involvement?

yes

5

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
what kind of cardiac changes are seen

pericardial effusion
Aortic regurg
Cardiac conduction abnormalities
Cardiac valves fibrosis
Coronary artery arteritis

6

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
what can happen to lungs

pulm fibrosis
pleural effusion

7

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Do they develop restrictive or obstructive pulm disease

restrictive

8

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
what do you want to evaluate with the airway?

Head movement
Hoarsness or stridor

9

Osteoarthritis:
is a degenerative process that affects the articular cartilage and differs from RA how

OA lacks the inflammatory reaction (thus no corticosteroids are used)

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Osteoarthritis:
degenerative changes are primarily located where?

middle to lower cervical spine and lower lumbar

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