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Rheumatoid Arthritis XPLAINED written by doctors, for patients.

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What is RA Xplained?

Medical jargon can be confusing, but, we take away that confusion through storytelling. Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained follows the story of Carly, a 32-year-old mother of two.

Through this illustrated flip-through story, learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis, symptoms, treatments, support groups and the emotional roller coaster that comes with being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Carly has opened up about her condition to help others learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Download or view the story to learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis today.

REAL EXPERIENCES

Based on Carly’s journey with
Rheumatoid Arthritis.

WRITTEN BY Professionals

Written by doctors for up-to-date and
correct information.

PEER REVIEWED BY EXPERTS

Reviewed by doctors,
specialists and nurses.

INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Shared with a focus group of patients with
RA for first hand experience.

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MEET CARLY

I am 33 years old and I am married to an amazing man and have 2 beautiful children that take up most of my time. I live in the Yarra Valley and I love it here. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and it is a peaceful area for my husband, the kids and our 2 sausage dogs, Lowryder and Snaggs.

I was diagnosed with RA after suffering from an anaphylactic reaction to N.S.A.I.D.S. Apparently the shock to my system, brought out the disease as it was lying dormant in my body. It has taken almost 3 years to get my RA under control as a lot of the medications haven’t touched my pain or helped in any way up until recently.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“This is fantastic! an excellent way to show the story of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Congratulations.”

“Looks great – should be an amazing resource.”

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Our Community

A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EFFORT

A wide community of people have contributed to the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained. The starting point being the story of Carly, as well those of people who participated in our focus group.

From this, medical experts, relevant medical bodies and medical institutions were all involved to create reliable and accurate information you can depend on. Along the way, the story has been reviewed by these experts and shared with the focus group to help evolve and optimise the content. Thank you to all of those who were involved!

A/Prof. Paul Bird BMed (Hons), FRACP, PhD, Grad Dip MRI
A/Prof. Maureen RischmuellerMBBS, FRACP
Dr. Irwin LimMBBS (Hons), FRACP
Prof. Michelle LeechMBBS FRACP PhD
Dr. Mona MarabaniMBBS (Hons) FRACP
A/Prof. Paul Bird BMed (Hons), FRACP, PhD, Grad Dip MRI
A/Prof. Maureen RischmuellerMBBS, FRACP
Dr. Irwin LimMBBS (Hons), FRACP
Prof. Michelle LeechMBBS FRACP PhD
Dr. Mona MarabaniMBBS (Hons) FRACP

Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained for medical professionals

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained story has been such a great help to people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as friends, family members and carers. In an effort to help explain this complex condition, medical professionals or organisations can order webkeys and flyers to help let patients know about this valuable learning resource. Order yours today!

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OUR PARTNERS

Medicine X would like to thank their sponsor Pfizer Australia for their collaboration
on Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained.

Pfizer believe that innovation comes from working in partnership with others. We are innovating to bring therapies to patients that allow them to live better and longer lives and vaccines to prevent them from becoming sick in the first place.

We are proud to be part of an industry that has helped treat, cure and eradicate life-threatening diseases. We play an active role across the Australian healthcare spectrum working with  patient organisations and government for the benefit of each patient.

Pfizer Australia Pty Limited, ABN 50 008 422 348, 38–42 Wharf Road, West Ryde, NSW 2114.

To find out more about Pfizer visit www.pfizer.com.au

Explaining medical information through storytelling We translate complicated ‘doctor speak’ into an entertaining and engaging language.

We connect with medical experts to turn complex medical information into stories that people can understand and relate to.

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The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this book and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this book is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, medicine X limited, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage caused by reliance
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Acknowledgements

A huge thanks to all that have contributed to Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained!

Reviewers:
Case Study
Carly

Expert health professionals:
Associate Professor Paul Bird
Associate Professor Maureen Rischmueller
Professor Michelle Leech
Dr Irwin Lim
Dr Mona Marabani

Thank you to other community members who contributed feedback on the Medicine X Facebook page.

Medical Writer: James Hogg
Script Writer: Lena Thomas
Art: Akinseye Brown, Amelia Nevarro, Aveliya Design

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained is kindly sponsored by Pfizer Australia.
38-42 Wharf Road, West Ryde NSW 2114.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained

First published 2016 by Medicine X Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
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Reproductions or adaptation of content in Rheumatoid Xplained must acknowledge the original contributions of the Australian Rheumatoid Xplained reviewers.

The information in this app is of a general nature only and not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Pty Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this application is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, Medicine X Pty Ltd, it’s employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage cause by reliance on any of this information.

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