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Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

August 10, 2015

Updated

August 10, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Clive Kelly examines the lung manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include increased frequency of interstitial lung disease in patients with RA, risk of pneumonia, and the effects of RA drugs on the lungs.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand which diseases of the lung become more prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Manage these conditions
  • Understand the effects of the drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis on the lung.
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Clive Kelly
    Consultant physician and rheumatologist
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Gateshead
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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