Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers finds.
The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH.
New research from Cornell University suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette packs.
As more and more parents buy into the belief that vaccines cause autism and refuse to vaccinate their children, previously eradicated diseases are making their way back into society.
This is the third episode of a Rheumatology e-Learning Module inspired by the EULAR Campaign 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' and made possible by Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta (ARAM).
1. To improve ability to recognise and diagnose Raynaud's Phenomenon
2. To improve ability to differentiate between Primary and Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon.
3. To improve ability to counsel and treat patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon.
4. To appreciate when it is appropriate to refer patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon to a Specialist Centre.
- To raise awareness of the need for early diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon.
- To advise Healthcare Professionals how to counsel and treat patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon
- To become familiar with features that would help to differentiate between Primary and Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon
- To guide Healthcare Professionals about when it is appropriate to refer patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon to a Specialist Centre
Rheumatology Unit, Mater Dei Hospital
|Accreditation Valid Until||8th November 2019|
|Medical Association of Malta as representative of UEMO||0.5 Credits|
|Malta College of Family Doctors||applied for|
Release Date: November 2018
This is the second episode of a Rheumatology e-Learning Module inspired by the EULAR Campaign 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' and made possible by Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta (ARAM)
In this eLearning video, Dr Cecilia Mercieca discusses Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). JIA is a rare but important condition affecting about 1 in 1000 children. It is an umbrella term for a number of different conditions.
• To explain differential diagnosis and improve recognition of distinctive clinical features of JIA
• To increase awareness on the different clinical patterns of the condition
• To emphasize the importance of performing appropriate investigations
• To increase familiarisation with management and with the special considerations which need to be considered when managing young people with JIA
|Partner Organisation||European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta|
Medical Association of Malta as representative of UEMO
Malta College of Family Doctors
About the Video
In this video, Dr Mercieca explains the different clinical presentations as well as the differential diagnoses of JIA. Dr. Mercieca also discusses the importance of taking a full history, performing comprehensive examination and the role of both laboratory and radiological investigations. The various treatment and management options are explained followed by a discussion on management of the transition between adolescence and adulthood.
This video is aimed at the non-Rheumatologist and aims to show that early referral does make a difference in the quality of life of the patient and improves outcomes.
Dr Cecilia Mercieca
Mater Dei Hospital
Release Date: 1st November 2018
Accreditation Valid Until: 1st November 2019
Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now a research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy had half as many sperm as those with non-smoking fathers.