We're thrilled to begin this exciting journey by sharing a collection of preliminary thoughts and resources. Our aim is to provide you with a repository of materials to jumpstart your exploration of geriatric rheumatology. As our project evolves, we envision categorizing and sharing related content to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of this field.
This is an essential part of our care of the senior adult population, we need to identify some of the community resources that can help us to take of our patients.
Dr. Gregory Choy (Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON) has very kindly prepared and shared this curated list of resources we can use here in Ontario/GTA area. To access the PDF file, please click here
The file will also be linked to in the sidebar.
Reading and learning:
To get things started, we've curated a selection of excellent articles and learning resources that have inspired and informed our mission. Here are some highlights:
1. Nature Review Article: "Challenges in the management of older patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases" - This comprehensive review delves into the unique management challenges faced when treating older patients with rheumatic diseases.
2. Article: "Pharmacotherapy Pearls in Rheumatology for the Care of Older Adult Patients: Focus on Oral Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and the Newest Small Molecule inhibitors" [PDF] - Explore key considerations for prescribing oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in older adults with rheumatic conditions.
3. Article: "The challenging interplay between rheumatoid arthritis, ageing, and comorbidities" - Discover the complex relationship between rheumatoid arthritis, aging, and the presence of other medical conditions.
4. Article: "Geriatric Rheumatology: The Need for a Separate Subspecialty in the Near Future" - Gain insights into the emerging field of geriatric rheumatology and the necessity for a distinct subspecialty.
5. Book: "Geriatric Rheumatology: A Comprehensive Approach". Although this is from 2011, a lot of its content is still relevant.
Additionally, I'm excited to share a recent podcast episode from the ACR, featuring Dr. Una Makris and Dr. Jiha Lee’, discussing their article titled "Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults With Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Diseases: Deprescribing as an Approach When Less May Be More." The podcast episode can be accessed via this link.
These resources provide just a glimpse into the wealth of knowledge available in the field of geriatric rheumatology. We're committed to sharing more valuable resources as we progress in our journey.
As we launch GeriRheum.com, we invite you to explore these preliminary resources that we've compiled to kickstart your engagement with geriatric rheumatology. Stay tuned for future updates, as we curate and categorize more content to support your learning and professional growth in this rapidly evolving field. We're excited to embark on this journey together and look forward to your active participation and feedback.