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Patient Medication Sheets

The Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) and Arthritis Australia are pleased to provide the following patient information, for your easy access and downloading.

The development of the Medicine Information Sheets has been a collaborative effort between many members of the ARA in consultation with Arthritis Australia and Communicating for Health, Victoria. Major credits must go to the past and present members of the ARA Therapeutics Committee for their efforts in delivering these most useful sheets to us. They have recently been extensively revised using feedback from patients focus groups and new information. We would welcome any feedback on the sheets and where they could be improved for future updates. Comments can be forwarded to the ARA Secretariat: robynm@racp.edu.au

The Consumer Information Sheets posted below provide 'entry level' information on a range of conditions and management for people with arthritis. The sheets were developed with the ARA, RACGP, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australian Practice Nurses Association, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Australian General Practice Network and consumers with funding support from the Australian Government.

Medicine Information Sheets

Please Note:The above Medicine Information Sheets are the current ARA endorsed versions. Please delete any previous versions you may have been using.

ARA Prescriber's Information on Medications for Rheumatic Diseases in Pregnancy - Updated September 2011

Consumer Information Sheets

"Your condition explained"

The above "Your condition explained " Information Sheets are the current endorsed versions. Please delete any previous versions you may have been using.

"Managing your condition"

The above "Managing your condition" Information Sheets are the current endorsed versions. Please delete any previous versions you may have been using.

Multicultural Information (Posted 6 March 2009)

Disease Activity Scores

Patient Disease Information Sheets

Patient Education - Diseases and Conditions

The ACR and ARHP have prepared information for patients about 30 rheumatic diseases and 12 rheumatic conditions, about the rheumatology health professional team members who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases.

Disease-Specific Information

Listed below are some of the more common diseases and conditions treated by rheumatology health care professionals. Use this information as a starting point in your research about rheumatic diseases.

Disease or Condition : Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Pier Luigi Meroni, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition :
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Pier Luigi Meroni, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Joseph J. Biundo, MD and Perry J. Rush, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Cryopyrin-Associated Autoinflammatory Syndrome (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Phil Hashkes, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Dermatomyositis (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Anne Stevens, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Familial Mediterranean Fever (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Phil Hashkes, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Fibromyalgia
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Leslie Crofford, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition :
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : William Docken, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Arteritis De Células Gigantes - Español
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : William Docken, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis
Date Updated : 2009-06
Author(s) : Shreyasee Amin, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : La Osteoporosis Inducida por Glucocorticoides - Español
Date Updated : 2009-06
Author(s) : Shreyasee Amin, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Gout
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : H. Ralph Schumacher, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Gota - Español
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : H. Ralph Schumacher, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : HCV and Rheumatic Disease
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Language : English

Disease or Condition : HIV and Rheumatic Disease
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Luis R. Espinoza, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Phil Hashkes, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Hypermobility (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Susan Shenoi, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Inflammatory Myopathies
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Marc Miller, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Juvenile Arthritis
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Leslie S. Abramson, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Artritis en los Niños - Español
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Leslie S. Abramson, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Localized Scleroderma (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Suzanne Li, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Lupus
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Ellen Ginzler, MD, and Jean Tayar, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico - Español
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Ellen Ginzler, MD, and Jean Tayar, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Lyme Disease
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Robert Kalish, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Metabolic Myopathies
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Robert L. Wortmann, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Osteoarthritis
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Thitinan Srikulmontree, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Osteoartritis - Español
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Thitinan Srikulmontree, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Osteonecrosis
Date Updated : 2012-04
Author(s) : Susan Hylland, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Stuart Silverman MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Osteoporosis
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : Shreyasee Amin, MD, CM, MPH
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Osteoporosis - Español
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : Shreyasee Amin, MD, CM, MPH
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Paget’s Disease
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Roy Altman, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis Syndrome (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Phil Hashkes, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : William P. Docken, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Polimialgia Reumática - Español
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : William P. Docken, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Pseudogout
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : H. Ralph Schumacher, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Psoriatic Arthritis
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Paul Emery, MD, and Zoe Ash, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Artritis Psoriásica - Español
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Paul Emery, MD, and Zoe Ash, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Reactive Arthritis
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Vivian Bykerk, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Rheumatoid Arthritis
Date Updated : 2011-12
Author(s) : Eric Ruderman, MD and Siddharth Tambar, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Artritis Reumatoidea - Español
Date Updated : 2011-12
Author(s) : Eric Ruderman, MD and Siddharth Tambar, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Scleroderma
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Esclerodermia - Español
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Sjögren's Syndrome
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Christopher Wise, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Síndrome de Sjögren - Español
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Christopher Wise, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Spinal Stenosis
Date Updated : 2012-03
Author(s) : Christopher Wise, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Spondylarthritis
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : John D. Reveille, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Lori Tucker, MD, and Sandra Watcher, RN, BSN
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Takayasu's Arteritis
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Paul A. Monach, MD, PhD and Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Tendinitis and Bursitis
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Robert P. Sheon, MD, FACP
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (Juvenile)
Date Updated : 2011-04
Author(s) : Phil Hashkes, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Vasculitis
Date Updated : 2012-01
Author(s) : Paul A. Monach, MD, PhD and Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
Date Updated : 2011-07
Author(s) : Carol A. Langford, MD MHS
Language : English

Additional Topics of Note

Disease or Condition : Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Joan Marie Von Feldt
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Back Pain
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : David Borenstein, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Dolor Lumber - Español
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : David Borenstein, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Clinical Research Trials
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Arthur Kavanaugh
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Exercise and Arthritis
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Marie Westby, BSc.PT
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Ejercicio y artritis - Español
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Marie Westby, BSc.PT
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Herbal Remedies, Supplements and Acupuncture for Arthritis
Date Updated : 2008-06
Author(s) : Donald Marcus, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Remedios naturales y a base de hierbas - Español
Date Updated : 2008-06
Author(s) : Donald Marcus, MD
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Heredity and Arthritis
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Frank C. Arnett, MD, and Shervin Assassi, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : The Immune System and its Link to Rheumatic Diseases
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Erika Heidi Noss, MD, PhD and Jonathan Scott Coblyn, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Joint Injection/Aspiration
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Lan X. Chen and H. Ralph Schumacher, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Joint Surgery
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Matthew J. Kraay, MS, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Living Well with a Rheumatic Disease
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Vivir Bien con una Enfermedad Reumática - Español
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Language : Español

Disease or Condition : Neck Pain
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : David Borenstein, MD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Pregnancy and Rheumatic Disease
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, MD, PhD, and Munther A. Khamashta, MD, FRCP, PhD
Language : English

Disease or Condition : Sex and Arthritis
Date Updated : 2012-02
Author(s) : Amye L. Leong, MBA
Language : English

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