The Encyclopedia of Arthritis
Written by two experienced medical doctors, The Encyclopedia of Arthritis provides reliable, comprehensive coverage of the topic in an accessible A-to-Z format. Written for lay readers but useful to professionals, the book covers definitions of specific types of arthritis; symptoms, causes, and diagnoses; medications, pain management, and possible treatments; and much more. Relevant appendixes make statistics and resources easy to access, and information on drugs used for treatment is included. Directories of organizations, periodicals, and Internet resources, as well as an extensive bibliogra.
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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).