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Chapter 33. Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is most commonly seen in which decade of life?

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a. First decade

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b. Third decade

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c. Fifth decade

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d. Seventh decade

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Which of the following is the most specific serological marker used to help confirm the diagnosis and predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis?

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a. Positive rheumatoid factor

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b. Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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c. Elevated C-reactive protein

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d. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies

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Which of the following is a therapeutic goal specifically associated with the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, in comparison to osteoarthritis?

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a. Prevention of disease progression

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b. Clinical remission

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c. Preservation of joint function

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d. Improvement of overall quality of life

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Using living room language, which of the following terms is best described by the phrase, "a time in which the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis might be higher than normal"?

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a. A remission

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b. Inflammation

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c. A flare-up

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d. An adverse event

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Which of the following is an important component of a medication action plan (MAP)?

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a. Address only the most important action steps for the patient

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b. Use technical language to ensure the reviewing physician is comfortable with this plan

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c. Create a MAP for every disease state the patient has during this visit to ensure completeness

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d. Combine 2 medication-related problems to decrease the list

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Which of the following scenarios associated with rheumatoid arthritis requires a referral to a physician?

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a. A patient currently taking methotrexate reports mild joint swelling and moderate fatigue

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b. A patient currently taking etanercept reports a runny nose but denies a fever

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c. A patient currently taking methotrexate reports she was exposed to someone who currently has shingles

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