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Why do I need to take such potent medication? Why do you treat to target?
Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Date Added: 06/26/13

One of the common misconceptions patients have is that I have arthritis and arthritis is quite benign. The first dialogue we have to explain to the patient is why we need to give them such potent and powerful treatment and often treatment in combination to get the disease under control and why we ne...
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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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