Flashcards in Intro to Rheumatology Deck (13):
Where are collagen fibers anchored?
What do chondrocytes produce?
What gives cartilage its elasticity?
Pressure of bound water
Cartilage vascular system?
What gives the chondrocytes nutrition?
Synovial fluid produced by synovial membrane
How thick is the synovial membrane?
1-3 cells thick
#1 rheumatoid disease?
Rapidity of onset for rheumatoid problems?
Gout timed to a minute
RA days to weeks
Fibromyalgia slow and indolent
What does Gout respond really well to?
What does Fibromyalgia respond well to?
CBCs and chemistries are done why?
Assess for systemic involvement of disease process
Determine contraindications to therapies
What are two acute phase reactants commonly missed?