Adolescent Rheumatology

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Janet E. McDonagh, Patience H. White
Taylor & Francis, Mar 14, 2008 - Medical - 440 pages
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Adolescent Rheumatology is the first single-source text that focuses on how adolescent-specific aspects impact rheumatic conditions and cross references disease-specific information from general rheumatology textbooks. Using a generic, developmental approach to make this book unique, the evidence base is referenced with a clinical and practical approach that is adopted to each topic.

Written by a list of international experts from a range of disciplines, chapter topics include:

  • differences in presentation, diagnosis and management between pediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology care
  • adolescent health training issues
  • quality of care in adolescent rheumatology
  • communication with young people
  • a full chapter written by young people attending adolescent rheumatology clinics

This guide also covers core adolescent health topics and how these factors are impacted by rheumatic disease, which includes:

  • adherence
  • back pain
  • chronic idiopathic pain
  • cognitive development
  • communication
  • generic health issues
  • growth and puberty
  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • low bone density
  • peer support
  • parenting of adolescents
  • SLE
  • sports injuries
  • transitioning to adult health care

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About the author (2008)

JANET E. MCDONAGH is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Pediatric Rheumatology, Division of Reproductive and Child Health, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. She received her medical training from the University of Newcastle, Tyne Medical School, UK. Dr. McDonagh’s current research is focused in transitional care for young people with chronic rheumatic diseases, the long-term outcome of rheumatic diseases developing with onset in childhood, and development of adolescent health training for pediatric and adult providers. She has also written over 60 peer-reviewed articles and 9 book chapters relating to the subject of rheumatology and/or adolescent health.

PATIENCE H. WHITE is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Washington, DC, and Chief Public Health Officer, Arthritis Foundation, Washington, DC. She received her M.D. from Harvard School of Medicine, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a M.Ed. from George Washington University School of Education in Washington, DC. Some of her current research involves improving the health of people with arthritis through education, facilitating health system change for quality care for people with arthritis, and improving the long-term outcomes for youth with chronic illnesses and disabilities. She has been a consultant to the youth subcommittee of the US President’s Task Force for Employment of Adults with Disabilities. She created and served for 15 years as the executive director of a transition to independence program for youth with chronic illnesses and disabilities, the Adolescent Employment Readiness Center at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She has published over 49 peer-reviewed articles and 35 books and chapters in the fields of rheumatology and medical education.

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