Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Spondyloarthropathies

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Mosby/Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 229 pages
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Developed as a companion text to the 3rd Edition of the heralded Rheumatology, by Hochberg et al., this state-of-the-art reference presents today's understanding of the spondylarthropathies. You'll find thorough examinations of the innovative, new treatments that challenge older concepts of treatment and management of the disease. Noted experts in the field also present the latest concepts in early diagnosis using advanced imaging techniques * cutting-edge knowledge of the pathogenetic and epidemiologic features * essential new developments in immunology * and the most recent understanding of the socio-demographic impact of the disease.

  • Describes innovative treatment and management options that enable you to provide patients with substantial reduction in pain, morbidity, and the more dire consequences of the disease.
  • Facilitates rapid reference to the disease's physical manifestations through comprehensive coverage of its clinical aspects.
  • Allows you to determine the efficacy of biological agents based on the latest insights on new therapies, including anti-TNF.
  • Assesses the benefits and limitations of available imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of spondylarthropathies.

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