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By Ann Schmidt Luggen Phd RN MSN CS BC-ARNP CNAA, Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP

This concise advisor presents nurses with the instruments to aid older adults with arthritis in attaining the top attainable caliber of lifestyles. functional pointers on nursing administration, self care, and the significance of workout are a spotlight all through. half one offers particular arthritic stipulations in a uniform layout -- epidemiology, scientific good points and administration, analysis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing administration and interventions. half offers basic options for dealing with arthritis, together with accomplished chapters on a soreness administration, workout, and sufferer educating. Any nurse operating with the aged will locate this a basic source.

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In J. K. Singleton, S. A. Sandowski, C. Green-Hernandez, T. V. Horvath, R. V. Di Gregorio, S. R. ), Primary care (pp. 543-548). Philadelphia: Lippincott. , Macera, C. , Davis, D. , Ainsworth, B. , Troped, P. , & Blair, S. N. (2000). Physical activity and self-reported, physician diagnosed osteoarthritis: Is physical activity a risk factor? Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 3, 315-322. , & Hochberg, M. C. (2000). Factors associated with functional impairment in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Rheumatology, 39, 490^96.

There may be distal sensory neuropathy which is an ominous sign (Gordon & Hastings, 1997). DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Differential diagnosis of diseases that must be excluded to make the RA diagnosis clear include the following common disorders (Harris, 2001a): Acute polyarthritis: This disorder, of particular significance to older males, presents with sudden onset, so that the elderly man can give a date of first signs and symptoms. The syndrome occurs as intense joint pain, diffuse swelling, and limitation, leading to incapacitation in shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Intra-articular injections of suspension of corticosteroids are effective for most people with pain relief lasting for weeks and sometimes months. High or repeated doses of corticosteroids may impede the repair process of cartilage, however, and should not be given more than every three months. Recently, hyaluronan has been approved for individuals with OA. This drug is a naturally occurring substance found in synovial fluid and cartilage (Huskisson & Donnelly, 1999). It is given in a series of three to five injections into the knee joint.

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