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Will Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affect my pregnancy or chances of getting pregnant?
Jane Salmon, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 06/26/13

One of the things to tell rheumatoid-arthritis patients is 30 to 50% of patients with RA who become pregnant go into a biologic remission. They have severe flairs post-partum, but their disease generally requires less medication, so that's one thing. Steroids, low-dose steroids in particular, are ge...
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Dr. Jane Salmon is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Collette Kean Research Professor at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Salmon graduated magna cum laude from New York University and earned a medical degree in 1978 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, where she was the first woman enrolled in their Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed training in internal medicine at The New York Hospital and in rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery, and has been an HSS faculty member since 1983. Dr. Salmon has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology and as Councilor of the Clinical Immunology Society. She has served on the NIH Advisory Boards for the North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium and the Lupus Multiplex Registry and was co-editor of Arthritis and Rheumatism. At Hospital for Special Surgery, she is a co-Director of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, Director of the SLE APS Center of Excellence, Director of the FOCIS Center of Excellence, and Director of the Lupus Registry and Repository.
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