ABC of Rheumatology

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2011 - Medical - 192 pages
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Musculoskeletal diseases are the most widespread chronic illness in the UK and one of the top 3 reasons why the over 45s visit their GP. The ABC of Rheumatology is a practical, introductory guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of rheumatology and rheumatic diseases for the non-specialist. Providing detailed overviews of all major areas of rheumatology this fully revised fourth edition includes updated information on new treatments, therapies, evidence and guidelines.

An informative and practical source of knowledge, with highly illustrated chapters including boxed summaries, links to further information, reading and resources, this well established ABC title is an accessible reference for all primary care health professionals, GPs, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.

 

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Contents

Contributors
Preface
Pain in the Wrist and Hand
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Osteoarthritis
Gout Hyperuricaemia and Crystal Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Clinical Features and Diagnosis
Raynauds Phenomenon and Scleroderma
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Is it a Connective Tissue Disease?
Endocrine disorders
Vasculitis and Related Rashes
Laboratory Tests
The Team Approach
Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Diseases

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Spondyloarthritides
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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About the author (2011)

Adewale Adebajo FACP, FRCP(Glasg) is Associate Director of Teaching and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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