Division of Rheumatology
The Division of Rheumatology provides tertiary outpatient and inpatient care to patients with rheumatic, soft tissue and metabolic bone diseases. We also provide inpatient rheumatology consultation for all disciplines in NUH. We believe in a holistic approach to patient care and strive towards engaging patient participation in order to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved (disease remission, quality of life). Our nurse clinicians provide patient education in terms of diagnosis and management (lifestyle, drug therapy) of the patient’s chronic rheumatic condition.
We have strong links with other departments in NUH such as the orthopaedics, nephrology, radiology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy and medical social services, in view of the multidisciplinary nature of the illnesses that we treat. The Division has been an active participant in clinical trials involving biologic agents in the treatment of rheumatic diseases supported by our clinical experience.
The division is involved in research relating to osteoporosis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis management, lupus-related damages, immunological aspects of psychiatric illnesses and advance statistical methods including meta-analysis. We are also committed to undergraduate, postgraduate and allied-heath education.