The Rheumatology Handbook

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World Scientific, 2012 - Rheumatology - 488 pages
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The Rheumatology Handbook is a unique resource for medical students and non-specialist doctors. It represents a collaborative effort between specialists from major teaching hospitals within the UK and Ireland, with each chapter being edited by a different consultant rheumatologist with the relevant subspecialty interest.

Written clearly and concisely and well illustrated, the book provides readers with the basic scientific information that they require to understand current concepts about the pathogenesis of rheumatological disease, and draws on recent research studies to give up-to-date information about investigation and treatment. It covers the full range of rheumatological conditions, from local degenerative problems to systemic immune-mediated disease. It includes a useful section on soft-tissue disorders and a practical guide to performing soft-tissue and joint injections; at the other end of the clinical spectrum, the rationale for and efficacy of novel treatments targeted at individual components of the immune response are well explained.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Science for Rheumatology
1
Chapter 2 Clinical Assessment of Patients with Rheumatic Disease
39
Chapter 3 Arthritis
91
Chapter 4 Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis
177
Chapter 5 Metabolic Bone Disease and Inherited Disorders of Bone and Connective Tissue
247
Chapter 6 Regional Pain Problems
299
Chapter 7 Paediatric Rheumatology
339
Chapter 8 Local Injections in Rheumatology Practice
373
Chapter 9 Drugs Used in Management of Rheumatic Disease
393
Chapter 10 Case Studies in Rheumatology
431
References for Diagnostic and Classification Criteria
455
Index
459
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