The Encyclopedia of Arthritis (Google eBook)
The Encyclopedia of Arthritis contains more than 250 entries explaining the most important aspects of arthritis and related conditions for the layperson. Based on the most current research and authoritative sources, comprehensive coverage touches on specific types of arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and musculoskeletal conditions. It discusses symptoms, causes, diagnoses, treatments, drugs, pain management, and much more. Topics include: cartilage, diet, exercise, foot pain, genetic factors, hip pain, immune response, joint replacement, knee pain, Lyme disease, magnets, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and rheumatoid arthritis. Additional resources include appendixes listing drugs used to treat arthritis and related conditions, common laboratory and diagnostic tests, useful websites, a glossary, and a bibliography. The Encyclopedia of Arthritis is an indispensable guide to one of today's most common and debilitating diseases.
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In this update to the 2004 edition, practicing rheumatologists Taylor and Stein (medicine & pharmacology, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr.) reflect significant advances in the research and treatment of inflammatory and noninflammatory rheumatic conditions. Organized alphabetically by disease or treatment name, the entries run several pages and contain subheadings, clarifying symptoms, treatment options, and risk factors. Extremely detailed, each entry includes specialized medical terms but remains highly accessible. A superb glossary, an appendix of relevant websites, and an eight-page bibliography make this an essential reference. More comprehensive than John D. Clough's chapter-style The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Arthritis (2009).