Volume 16, Issue 62 (7-2007)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2007, 16(62): 48-57 | Back to browse issues page

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Rezaei Z, Eshraghi A, Noori A. Survey of Variety of Rheumatic Disease in Patients who Referred to the Rheumatology Clinic of Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad. jour guilan uni med sci. 2007; 16 (62) :48-57
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Abstract Introduction: Rheumatic diseases have relatively high prevalence among human populations. Majority of patients with different Rheumatic diseases treated in outpatient clinics. Although, evaluating people who are visited in Rheumatology clinics in society center can not be actual reflect of epidemiologic static in society but it is important in management of these clinics. Objectives: Survey frequency and variety of Rheumatic disease in Rheumatology clinic of Ghaem University Hospital. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 2707 patients' records that were visited in “Rheumatology Clinic of Ghaem Hospital” from Mashhad University were collected. Frequency of each Rheumatic disease and other data were analyzed according to question form. Results: In 2387 patients were diagnosed rheumatic disease. Degenerative Joints Diseases (DJD) with 20.95% were the most common diagnosis. Other prevalent diagnosis was Soft Tissue Rheumatisms, Generalized Pain Syndrome and Non Inflammatory Low Back Pain with 13.41%, 10.5% and 9.76% respectively. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with 8.50% was the most common diagnosis among diffuse connective tissue diseases. Only 6% of them were referred from other colleagues. 69.2% of patients were female. 97.1% patients treated out and didn’t need hospital admission. Conclusion: Results showed DJD, Soft Tissue Rheumatisms, Generalized Pain Syndrome and RA were the most common Rheumatic Disease among female. So, more attention to outpatient clinics in university hospitals and problem-oriented education of common rheumatic disease during general medical trainings is necessary, also training the first samples of these diseases, guidance of general population in order to refer to family doctor in appropriate time, decrease the prevalence of rheumatic diseases and also economical problems.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/12/30 | Accepted: 2013/12/30 | Published: 2013/12/30

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