Nancy Ann Shadick MD MPH


Healthy joint vs. damaged joint

In some types of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the joint lining (synovium). This causes inflammation. Over time this inflammation can damage the cartilage and bone. It can also loosen ligaments and tendon attachments.

Complications of Lupus

Some people who have lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) develop complications with internal organs, such as the kidney, heart or lungs. Living with lupus Most people with lupus are able to continue their usual daily activities. You may find that you need to cut back on your activity level, get help with child…

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a blood-clotting disorder that makes the blood clot too easily. This can lead to mild or severe blood-clotting complications, including miscarriage, serious pregnancy problems, stroke, heart problems, and blood clots in the legs or lungs. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is caused…

Radiografía de artritis reumatoide en los pies

La figura 1 es cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. La figura 2 es cortesía de Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho. La radiografía de la izquierda muestra un pie normal. La radiografía de la derecha muestra un pie con artritis reumatoide avanzada. El cartílago y el hueso se han desgastado y los huesos…

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition in which some areas of the body, usually the fingers or toes, have an exaggerated response to cold temperature or emotional stress. During an attack of Raynaud’s, the blood vessels in the affected areas tighten, severely limiting the flow of blood to the skin. Normally the body…