There is a four year waiting list for rheumatology in the Western Health Board.
They recruited more than 100 patients who met American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia from referrals to a London teaching hospital's rheumatology clinic.
Referral to specialties such as orthopaedics, rheumatology , or maxillofacial surgery was linked to the small minority of patients with pain or sensory symptoms as the initial symptom.
On an established test of medical literacy, 15% of patients attending one hospital rheumatology clinic were found to be illiterate.
Dr. Handelsman, a specialist in rheumatology and internal medicine, examined Ms. Mitchell in July 2001 at Dr. Chin's request.
Patients' reservations appear as a consistent factor in their decision making about drugs and have been explored in the context of epilepsy, rheumatological problems, and hypertension.
In an update in nonpulmonary critical care, Schlesinger and Leatherman discuss rheumatological problems in critically ill patients.
Fortunately Oliver developed no neurological or rheumatological sequelae and made a full and uneventful recovery, but he had given his parents considerable worry during his illness.
Sixty per cent of the patients had rheumatological symptoms.
He was referred to a paediatric rheumatologist who diagnosed him as having symmetrical polyarticular arthritis because of involvement of shoulders, knees, and ankles.