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Why do I need to treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Date Added: 06/26/13

If a patient asks me about treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, I will say that rheumatoid arthritis is a very serious disease. Inflammation in the joints spreads throughout the body, and this affects the ability to maintain the ability to function, but also the systemic inflammation is going to make...
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Professor Ernest Choy is Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity and Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation (CREATE) Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK. Professor Choy is an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN). Previously, he was Reader and Director of the King's Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Unit in the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King's College London. His major research interest is the treatment of rheumatic diseases focusing on the efficacy of new treatment strategies. He was Director of Research and Development at King's College Hospital between 2003-2008. Professor Choy chaired the EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) Taskforce on developing recommendations for management and classification criteria for fibromyalgia. He has served as expert advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK and many pharmaceutical companies. He has published widely on treatments for rheumatic diseases in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. Professor Choy is a frequent lecturer on the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
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