An expert debate: can we measure fatigue, and can we do anything about it?


As part of the Inflammation Xchange programme, Co-Chairs Professor Ernest Choy and Dr Elena Nikiphorou were joined by some of the UK’s leading experts in rheumatology to offer their key advice on best practice management for patients with RA, with a special focus on how to offer personalised patient care to individuals facing the daily struggles and challenges of this debilitating disease.

Here, Dr Marwan Bukhari and Professor Ernest Choy have a lively debate on the important question of ‘can we measure fatigue, and can we do anything about it?’ in routine clinical practice.

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Dr Marwan Bukhari
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Marwan Bukhari is a consultant rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. His clinical base is at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where he is also director of medical education and an academic foundation tutor. His research interests include inflammatory arthritis and quality of life in patients with arthritis and osteoporosis. Dr Bukhari is the editor-in-chief of the journal Rheumatology (Oxford) and is the regional advisor for the north for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the musculoskeletal National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) lead for the north-west coast.

Professor Ernest Choy
Cardiff University School of Medicine

Professor Ernest Choy is head of rheumatology and translational research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity, as well as the director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine. He is also an honorary consultant rheumatologist at the University Hospital of Wales and clinical lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network.

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This educational meeting  was organised by Galapagos Biotech Ltd in conjunction with the steering committee members, Professor Ernest Choy, Dr Elena Nikiphorou, Dr Anshuman Malaviya, Dr Alison Kinder, Dr Marwan Bukhari, Professor Cosimo De Bari, Dr Kulveer Mankia and Dr Richard Conway, and was funded by Galapagos Biotech Ltd.

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