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Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Rheumatology Resources for Healthcare Professionals

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we’re committed to improving the quality of life for children with autoimmune diseases. Get the latest in pediatric rheumatology medicine information to better your practice and learn about innovation in our clinics.

Dr. Brian Shirley treating a rheumatology patient

These referral guidelines provide useful information to assist referring physicians in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients. Use these to help determine the best approach to the treatment of your patients, or to help determine when to refer to a specialist.

Arthralgia referral guidelines (.pdf)

Arthritis referral guidelines (.pdf)

Positive ANA referral guidelines (.pdf)

Professional rheumatology resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

Top 10 Pediatric Rheumatology Diagnoses

Robert Fuhlbrigge, MD, Chief of Rheumatology at Children's Colorado, discusses the 10 most common rheumatology conditions in children and when PCPs should consider a referral to rheumatology. He also shares insightful tips pediatricians can use to help young patients independently manage their condition.

Diagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in Children

Today we are joined by Jens Goebel, MD, and Dr. Robert Fuhlbrigge, to discuss the diagnosis and treatment for typical to unique presentations of HSP.

An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Medicine

This episode of Charting Pediatrics was inspired by our listeners, who would like to know how to incorporate an integrative care approach in their primary care practices. Rachel Workman, MD, shares some practical tips you can use while caring for kids and adolescents.

Pediatric rheumatology news and events

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Altered DNA Methylation in Children Born to Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis During Pregnancy

May 29, 2019

The main objective of this study was to determine whether the DNA methylation profile of children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is different from that of children born to mothers from the general population.

Arthritis & Rheumatology

Investigating Asthma, Allergic Disease, Passive Smoke Exposure, and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 12, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is postulated to originate at mucosal surfaces, particularly the airway mucosa. To investigate this hypothesis, we determined the association between RA and asthma, passive smoke exposure, and age at start of smoking.

Lupus

Effect of Pericardial Effusion on Outcomes in Children Admitted with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

February 11, 2019

We sought to describe characteristics of children admitted with pericardial effusion (PCE) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and determine the association between PCE and outcomes of interest.

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