Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Diagnosis and Treatment

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Professional Communications, 2010 - Medical - 368 pages
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Emphasizes the importance of early intervention in RA with focus on pharmacologic treatments of RA. Detailed information on the various medications employed in treatment, including corticosteroids, NSAIDs, DMARDs, biologic agents, and combination therapy, is reviewed, including evidence-based data on efficacy, safety, side effects, and monitoring requirements. Clinical evaluation is presented, including lab findings, joint scoring, diagnostic criteria, and radiographic outcomes. Surgical options and the management of advanced RA are discussed.

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John J. Cush, MD is Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Michael E. Weinblatt, MD is Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Arthur Kavanaugh, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

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