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Many patients lack skills needed for transition from pediatric to adult rheumatology

10:10 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Healio

ORLANDO, Fla. — Among rheumatology patients, there was a lack of necessary skills for a smooth transition from pediatric to adult specialists, according to data presented at the Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference. Carolyn Zic, RN, BSN, CPN, from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, and a colleague surveyed 29 patients, of whom 24 were female patients. Of the patients, 11 were diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and 10 were diagnosed with lupus, both of which were not exclusive. Patients were aged 12 years to 20 years.

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