A Clinician's Pearls & Myths in Rheumatology

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John H. Stone
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 3, 2009 - Medical - 493 pages
Important strides have been made in understanding the pathophysiologic basis of many inflammatory conditions in recent years, but rheumatology remains a discipline in which diagnosis is rooted in the medical history skillfully extracted from the patient, the careful physical examination, and the discriminating use of laboratory tests and imaging. Moreover, selection of the most appropriate therapy for patients with rheumatic diseases also remains heavily reliant upon clinical experience. Medical disciplines such as rheumatology that depend significantly upon clinical wisdom are prone to the development of systems of ‘Pearls’ and ‘Myths,’ related to the diseases they call their own, a ‘Pearl’ being a nugget of truth about the diagnosis or treatment of a particular disease that has been gained by dint of clinical experience and a ‘Myth’ being a commonly held belief that influences the practice of many clinicians – but is false. This book will pool together the clinical wisdom of seasoned, expert rheumatologists who participate in the care of patients with autoimmune diseases, systemic inflammatory disorders, and all other rheumatic conditions.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
27
Chapter 5
33
Chapter 6
50
Chapter 7
57
Chapter 8
67
Chapter 26
275
Chapter 27
285
Chapter 28
305
Chapter 29
311
Chapter 30
317
Chapter 31
324
Chapter 32
335
Chapter 33
340

Chapter 9
72
Chapter 10
77
Chapter 11
97
Chapter 12
107
Chapter 13
131
Chapter 14
160
Chapter 15
169
Chapter 16
173
Chapter 17
181
Chapter 18
191
Chapter 19
200
Chapter 20
211
Chapter 21
219
Chapter 22
231
Chapter 23
239
Chapter 24
245
Chapter 25
268
Chapter 34
351
Chapter 35
355
Chapter 36
360
Chapter 37
369
Chapter 38
377
Chapter 39
385
Chapter 40
393
Chapter 41
405
Chapter 42
409
Chapter 43
421
Chapter 45
447
Chapter 46
461
Chapter 47
467
Chapter 48
476
Index
485
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