Learn Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
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Learn Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

For beginners and medical personnel
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by DR ARTUR RAND
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • • Gain thorough understanding of all aspects of PMR and GCA diseases • Have thorough understanding of the diagnosis and treatment involved • Take actions to improve the quality of life and treatment for yourself or loved one diagnosed with either or both of these diseases
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites and you just need to use PC at a beginner level
Description

Learn all about rheumatic disorders Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis in easy to understand terms and with practical applications 

  • Learn how to prepare for a doctor’s visits, what questions to ask, and what information to have ready
  • Learn how to recognize the symptoms and how diagnosis is made
  • Learn how proper physical exam is performed and what diagnostic tests are relevant and helpful
  • Learn what to expect of the treatment and what medications are available and how they work 

Armed with this knowledge you or your loved one can get proper help and treatment and improve your quality of life   

There is a lot of free medical knowledge available online but often it is not accurate or relevant. In addition, the sheer size of the data available is daunting. You need someone to give you the most accurate and up to date information that you can apply right away. 

I designed this course to share my 36 years of experience in the medical field and to provide all the most critical information you need through engaging video lectures and short case studies. 

At the completion of this course you will have the knowledge and the skill to significantly assist in the care of yourself or someone else with confidence.

Who is the target audience?
  • • This course is for anyone interested in rheumatic diseases and particularly wants to learn about PMR and/or GCA disorders • This course is also well suited for pre-med or medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, and caregivers of elderly who may want to or need to know about PMR and/or GCA disorders
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
01:09:42
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Overview of Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (CGA)
3 Lectures 12:59

Brief explanation of what the course will cover and how that knowledge can be used

Preview 01:33

Explains what is PMR and gives highlights on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and medication. At the completion of this lecture you will have a basic understanding of the disorder.

Preview 05:15

Explains what is GCA and gives highlights on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and medication. At the completion of this lecture you will have a basic understanding of the disorder.

Preview 06:11
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Everything you want to know about PMR
6 Lectures 34:38

This lecture explains how to prepare for a doctor's visit to include what to do before, during, and after the visit. At the completion of this lecture you will know what information to have ready and what questions to ask of your doctor.

How to prepare for a visit with a doctor
02:34

This lecture covers all the possible symptoms you may experience due to PMR and what to do next

Where does it hurt and other symptoms of PMR
07:49

This lecture will explain what the doctor needs to check to make a diagnosis and why it is important. This knowledge will make you more confident of the accuracy of your doctor's diagnosis

What to expect from physical examination
04:21

Many different diseases have similar symptoms and this lecture will go over how other diseases can be eliminated to make the correct diagosis

Magic of diagnosing PMR (differential diagnosis)
02:52

Diagnostic tests can be helpful in supporting or eliminating a diagnosis and this lecture will discuss what is useful and what is not so you have right expectations

How testing can help in final diagnosis of PMR
05:02

Once a diagnosis is made the doctor and the patient need to work together to design and implement the correct treatment. This lecture will arm you with the knowledge you need to contribute significantly to your or another person's care

Secrets and tips for managing PMR
12:00
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Everything you want to know about GCA
4 Lectures 18:37

This lecture covers GCA symptoms and how they differ from PMR. At the end of this lecture you will be confident that you understand what is relevant and what is not

How can symptoms of GCA be recognized
03:44

There are specific questions and parts of the examination geared toward GCA that this lecture will cover.

More on physical exam
04:56

Diagnostic tests are used to both confirm and eliminate a diagnosis. At the end of this lecture you will have a clear understanding of what tests are useful to have  

What other tests to expect
04:27

While you may be diagnosed with both PMR and GCA, there are differences in the treatment that are critical and which will be covered in this lecture. At the end of this lecture you will have a clear understanding what are the differences and why diagnosing and treating GCA right away is so essential.

Treatment of CGA and how it is different from PMR
05:30
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Wrap Up
1 Lecture 03:28
Summary and Conclusion
03:28
About the Instructor
DR ARTUR RAND
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Board certified physician (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine)

Retired board certified physician with 36 years of experience in private practice and hospital in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Worked in NY hospital as teaching and supervising Attending Physician with responsibilities to diagnose and treat of acute cases in emergency room and teach and supervise of Internal Medicine residents in training. Worked as rheumatologist providing outpatient comprehensive Rheumatological care and hospital Rheumatological consultation. In addition to the hospital positions, provided care as both Internal Medicine and Rheumatologist in NY private practice setting. Trained in Winthrop University Hospital, Long Island NY.