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A holistic approach to the problem of Rheumatoid Arthritis in geriatric patients

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dc.contributor.author Szmelcer, Beniamin
dc.contributor.author Topka, Weronika
dc.contributor.author Wszelaki, Patrycja
dc.contributor.author Wilczyński, Michał
dc.contributor.author Porada, Mateusz
dc.contributor.author Florczak, Aleksander
dc.contributor.author Modrzejewski, Mateusz
dc.contributor.author Wąsicki, Mariusz
dc.contributor.author Wysocka, Oktawia
dc.contributor.author Cięszka, Karolina
dc.contributor.author Szewczak, Dorota
dc.contributor.author Kujawska, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.author Kędziora-Kornatowska, Kornelia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-03T13:18:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-03T13:18:27Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-20
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Education, Health and Sport, No. 9, Vol. 9, pp. 80-89
dc.identifier.issn 2391-8306
dc.identifier.other doi:10.5281/zenodo.3384317
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5961
dc.description.abstract Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease and belongs to the group of systemic connective tissue diseases having an autoimmune basis. The most commonly reported symptoms by patients are pain, swelling and difficulty moving the affected joints. The course of rheumatoid arthritis is different in the elderly, the onset of the disease in the elderly is more severe than in the young, and large proximal joints are primarily involved. Make a diagnosis as soon as possible and start treatment, the greater the chance of delaying disease progression and even remission, which will minimize disability. In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the elderly, who often have co-morbidities and often mobility difficulties, the role of physiotherapist and nursing care is extremely important next to medical treatment. The use of kinesitherapy allows you to increase the range of motion of the joints and maintain them in good functional condition. Physiotherapy, on the other hand, has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. This effect is enhanced by properly selected pharmacological treatment, carried out with the help of disease-modifying drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticosteroids and biological drugs.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subject rheumatoid arthritis
dc.subject elderly people
dc.subject kinesiotherapy and physical methods
dc.subject pharmacological treatment
dc.subject nursing care
dc.title A holistic approach to the problem of Rheumatoid Arthritis in geriatric patients
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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