Vectra Voice

November 21, 2016

Caring for Our RA and the Others Who Need Us, Part 1

November marks National Family Caregiver’s Month. This month’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care.” For some caregivers, this theme has a deeper meaning, because in addition to being caregivers, they also are RA patients. In the first of a special two-part post, Christy Washington shares her experience in being both caregiver and patient at the […]

November 7, 2016

Hate the RA but Love Each Other

November marks National Family Caregiver’s Month. This month’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care,” and it emphasizes the physical and emotional demands of caregiving. Caregiving can take a toll on a relationship, and it’s important for RA patients to understand their caregiver’s perspective, particularly when the patient and caregiver are married. Stephanie Aleite and her […]

October 24, 2016

The Crescendo Bioscience Lab: Behind Every Test is a Patient

Working in the Crescendo Bioscience lab is a real honor. In the lab, we assess Vectra blood test samples so that we can provide patients and their doctors with disease activity scores. I joined the company before the Vectra lab test for RA was even available to patients. At that time, we were validating methods. […]

October 10, 2016

Making the Most of Patient Visits with Practice Integration

As a physician, my first obligation is to help my patients. I am always mindful of ways that I can improve the quality of care for them. Time is at a premium at work, so I am interested in ways I can streamline workflows in my office. It was with these two factors in mind […]

August 1, 2016

European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)

As Associate Director of Scientific Affairs, my role at Crescendo Bioscience is to collaborate with other scientists at academic institutions in Europe and the US to advance the field of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One of the really enjoyable parts of my job is being able to attend scientific meetings, such as the European League Against Rheumatism […]

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