Conquering Rheumatoid Arthritis

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PMPH-USA, 1996 - Medical - 90 pages
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Conquering Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease that casuse pain, swelling, and fatigue, cann affect every aspect of your life, from your job to your leisure activities. Although incruable, it is treatable. In Conquering Rheumatoid Arthritis, the authors not only dispel many myths associated with the disease, but also encourage you to become more knowledgeable in order to seek the right treatment options. According to the Bensens, the most important thing in managing rheumatoid arthritis is to get the disease under control.
 

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Contents

WHAT IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
1
WHAT DOES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MEAN TO YOU?
9
CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONQUERING YOUR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
25
NSAIDs THE FIRST LEVEL RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS TREATMENT
43
DMARDs DISEASEMODIFYING ANTIRHEUMATIC DRUGS THE FOUNDATION OF TREATMENT
52
STEROIDS
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YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM
73
CONQUERING YOUR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
77
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
86
INDEX
88
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'Dr. Bensen is a practising rheumatologist. He was the former Head of Service at St.Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton from 1978-1993. He is also associated with McMaster University in Hamilton and the Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Center. He has been an active member of the Canadian Rheumatology Association and the American College of Rheumatologists for 20 years. He ahs taught and lectured extensively, written more than fifty publications on musculoskeletal diseases, and has participated in over fifty clinical studies. 'Health Care Development and research in muscoloskeletal diseases

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