Western Medical Research conference (formerly Western Regional Meeting), January 25–27 2018, Carmel, California

2018 Journal of Investigative Medicine  
of results Although there was a general consensus concerning pain, there were some notable differences. Although clinicians believed that only 8% of HS patients had symptoms of depression, more than twice that percentage of patients mentioned these concerns. Also, the 3rd most common complaint was frustration with healthcare professionals, but this was expected to be 11th out of 15. Conclusions HS is a difficult disease to treat. Clinicians may need to be more aware of HS patient's symptoms of
more » ... epression and their difficulties navigating through the healthcare system. With these potential improvements in HS patient care, online patient forums are shown to be a valuable tool.
doi:10.1136/jim-2017-000663.224 fatcat:auen6aqzifbyji2lamb25jy7ty