Adam Brown, MD, finds varied ways to share information about rheumatology. “If my educational content is fun and accessible, then hopefully we can catch a few more people and get them excited about it.”
Neurologic Involvement in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
Neurological symptoms like symmetrical polyneuropathy, paresis, headaches and cognitive impairment should be considered potential evidence of vasculitis in patients with other classic signs of the disease as well as complications to watch for in patients with established diagnoses.
Vasculitis or Vasculopathy?
In considering the cause of aneurysms, dissections, stenoses or occlusions in the large- or medium-sized vessels, it is appropriate to include vasculitis in the differential diagnosis. However, in addition to atherosclerosis, there are a range of less common vasculopathic disease entities that should also be considered.
Is it Vasculitis or Something More?
A 2-minute case study of a patient with new onset rash on her lower extremities, featuring rheumatologist Adam Brown, MD.
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Pregnancy in Vasculitis: Issues to Consider
A 34-year-old female you have followed for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) comes to your clinic to discuss whether she is able to pursue a pregnancy. What are the key discussion points you need to have with your patient?
The Search for Prognostic Markers in Patients with Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System
A new study of long-term outcomes in primary angiitis of the central nervous system suggests that mortality is significant, but long-term disability is mild. Dr. Rula Hajj-Ali describes her research efforts and the need for prognostic markers.
The Microbiome of the Inflamed Aorta: What Can We Discern?
The distinct microbiome found in patients with aortitis may help researchers determine the etiology of the disease.
Long-Term Outcomes for Patients with PACNS
This is the longest reported follow-up of patients with PACNS and the first evaluation of the quality of life and incidence of depression in these patients.
Abatacept in Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu Arteritis
Contrasting results raise interesting questions about these diseases and highlight the importance of continued research in vasculitis.
Training Future Rheumatologists in Vasculitis
A training infrastructure for our rheumatology fellows provides a full circle experience of evidence-based, didactic learning and its application to the direct care of patients with vasculitis.