A 58-year-old Caucasian female presents with generalized fatigue for past 6 months, with increasing stiffness in the joints of her hands and in both knees, particularly in the morning. She has been using over-the-counter ibuprofen with some relief. Diagnostic studies show that Diane is positive for rheumatoid factor.
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John A. Goldman, MD
Chief of Rheumatology
St. Joseph’s Hospital
President, Medical Quarters
Elinor A. Mody, MD
Director, Women's Orthopedic and Joint Disease Program
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Peter Barland, MD
Master of the American College of Rheumatology
Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York
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