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Depomedrone (steroid) injection

Depomedrone (Depo) is a synthetic steroid that is an effective way to reduce an acute episode of inflammation. It is used to treat inflammatory osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

 
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Coping with a flare

Levels of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis are unpredictable. There will be times when your arthritis is quiet and relatively untroublesome. At other times a 'flare' of arthritis will result in the worsening of inflammation, pain and stiffness. A flare may be sudden and can last for hours, days or weeks ... read more

 
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Rheumatology Telephone Advice Line information

This telephone service is for access to advice and support to patients who attend the Rheumatology Department at St. Peter's Hospital. It is run by trained nurses who specialize in Rheumatology.

This service is available to patients who attend the Rheumatology Department at St. Peter's Hospital. If you are too unwell to call the Advice Line yourself, a close relative or carer may call on your behalf, with your permission. Relatives / carers should not call the Advice Line in any other circumstances as the nurse is not able to discuss your care with them ... read more