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New Trends For The Treatment Of Rheumatologic Conditions: Rheumatology Disorders: Part 2

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Research and testing are a constant in the field of rheumatology, and some exciting new treatments that could offer patients much needed relief are in various phases of trials and approval. Although oral biologics are not yet available, great strides continue to be made in this area, and there is optimism that this mode of administration will soon be available. In the meantime, conventional treatments, new treatments, and biologics available as self-injection and intravenous infusion are available to treat rheumatologic conditions. This is the second in a series of courses on rheumatology.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Rheumatology Research For New Treatments

1.   Phases of Clinical Trials

III.         Biologic Treatments For Rheumatoid Arthritis

1.   Development of Biologics

2.   Modes Of Administering Biologic Treatments

IV.          Biologic Agents In Development

1.   Antibodies

2.   Protein Therapeutics

3.   Recent Drug Development Concepts

4.   Biologics and Challenges in Therapy

5.   Orencia

6.   Xeljanz

7.   Cosentyx

V.            Future Therapies For Rheumatoid Conditions

VI.          Summary

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