ABC of Rheumatology [NOOK Book]

Overview

Musculoskeletal diseases are the most widespread chronic illness in the UK and one of the top 3 reasons why the over 45s visit their GP. The ABC of Rheumatology is a practical, introductory guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of rheumatology and rheumatic diseases for the non-specialist. Providing detailed overviews of all major areas of rheumatology this fully revised fourth edition includes updated information on new treatments, therapies, evidence and guidelines....

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ABC of Rheumatology

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Overview

Musculoskeletal diseases are the most widespread chronic illness in the UK and one of the top 3 reasons why the over 45s visit their GP. The ABC of Rheumatology is a practical, introductory guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of rheumatology and rheumatic diseases for the non-specialist. Providing detailed overviews of all major areas of rheumatology this fully revised fourth edition includes updated information on new treatments, therapies, evidence and guidelines.

An informative and practical source of knowledge, with highly illustrated chapters including boxed summaries, links to further information, reading and resources, this well established ABC title is an accessible reference for all primary care health professionals, GPs, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444357318
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/23/2011
  • Series: ABC Series , #189
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Adewale Adebajo FACP, FRCP(Glasg) is Associate Director of Teaching and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Community rheumatology.

2. Pain in the hands and wrists.

3. Pain in the neck, shoulder and arm.

4. Low back pain.

5. Pain in the hip.

6. Pain in the knee.

7. Pain in the foot.

8. Fibromyalgia syndrome.

9. Osteoarthritis.

10. Gout, hyperuricaemia, and crystal arthritis.

11. Osteoporosis (including female athletic triad).

12. Rheumatoid arthritis.

13. Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.

14. Spondyloarthropathies.

15. Arthritis in children.

16. Musculoskeleteal disorders in adolescents and children (including knee pain).

17. Polymyalgia rheumatica.

18. Systemic lupus erythematous and lupus-like syndromes.

19. Raynaud's phenomenon and scleroderma.

20. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

21. Is it a connective tissue disease?

22. Sports medicine.

23. Rashes and vasculitis.

24. Laboratory tests.

25. The team approach.

26. Epidemiology.

Index.

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