Rheumatology
Rheumatology

Rheumatology

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study of rheumatic diseases, which are immune-mediated conditions affecting the joints, ligaments, and muscles. Rheumatic diseases are characterized by soft-tissue inflammation and include immune-mediated and non-immune-mediated arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, systemic diseases with rheumatic manifestations such as lupus and vasculitides, and muscular pathologies such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis.

Although not as prevalent as other diseases, rheumatic disorders are frequently encountered in clinical practice and are considered important clinical entities given that affected individuals require very specialized care and follow-up. Pharmacological treatments constitute an active research area in this field.

For optimal comprehension, the student should have a thorough understanding of the physiology of the immune system, particularly the mechanisms of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. Basic knowledge of the histological classification of tissues is desirable as well.

Course Details

  • Videos 67
  • Duration 5:01 h
  • Quiz questions 148
  • Concept Pages 35

Content

Your Educators of course Rheumatology

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.


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So professional class.
By Hilda Maria P. on 24. January 2024 for Rheuma Case: 37-year-old Woman with Joint Pain

I am a pediatrician 65 years old and I cry because nobody give a reuma class so interesting, good structured and easy to learn. It is a lot of information. I think that if Lecturio does a stadistical prove about how many students learn more depending of the professor. Dr Holt will have an A.

 
Easy to understand this difficult medical field
By Hilda Maria P. on 11. January 2024 for Inflammatory Myopathies: Types, Diagnosis, Manifestations, Treatment

Reumathology is a very difficult matter. Profesor Holt explain it very well and make it esay. Thank you so much

 
Great explanation
By Seymur M. on 28. April 2023 for Non-Autoimmune Arthritis

?nteresting and detailed explanation of the pathology. Good use of images and slides.

 
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By hassomi h. on 24. April 2023 for Rheuma Case: 24-year-old Woman with Pleuritic Chest Pain and Dyspnea

because its very useful lecture and the informations is very clear