Harrison's Rheumatology, Second Edition [NOOK Book]


Rheumatology--with all the authority of HARRISON'S

Featuring the chapters on rheumatology that appear in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e, this compact clinical companion delivers the ...

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Rheumatology--with all the authority of HARRISON'S

Featuring the chapters on rheumatology that appear in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e, this compact clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field, backed by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison's. Inside you'll find coverage that reflects the expertise of renowned editors and contributors--presented in a carry-anywhere format that makes it ideal for the classroom, the wards, or exam/certification preparation.


  • Current, thorough coverage of need-to-know immunology and rheumatology topics, including the immune system in health and disease, disorders of immune-mediated injuries, and disorders of the joints and adjacent tissues

  • Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management topics in each of the disease-oriented topics

  • Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

  • 60+ high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 17e

  • Content and reference updates since the publication of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e

  • 23 chapters written by physicians who have made seminal contributions to the body of knowledge in their areas of expertise

The Harrison's specialty series is written by the world-renowned author team who brought you Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e:

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Eugene Braunwald, MD

Dennis L. Kasper, MD

Stephen L. Hauser, MD

Dan L. Longo, MD

J. Larry Johnson, MD, PhD

Joseph Lascalzo, MD, PhD
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Richa Gupta, MD(University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: This book on the rheumatologic diseases is divided into two broad sections - immune-mediated disorders and disorders of the joints. Every chapter details the basic science, pathophysiology, and clinical description of the disease. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: Derived from the rheumatology chapters in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th edition, the book moves from basic science research and an understanding of disease processes and pathophysiology to the bedside to benefit overall patient care. Understanding the disease process at a cellular and molecular level makes clinicians better physicians overall, particularly when there have been such significant advances in the understanding of the basic science of several rheumatologic diseases over the past few years.
Audience: The book is written for medical students and rheumatologists and immunologists in training, as well as for those in clinical practice.
Features: "The book covers innate and adaptive immunity, cytokines, autoimmunity, mechanisms, major histocompatibility complex, lupus, RA, acute rheumatic fever, systemic sclerosis, Sjogrens syndrome, spondyloarthropathies, vasculitis syndromes, Behcets, relapsing polychondritis, sarcoidosis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, amyloidosis, familial Mediterranean fever, osteoarthritis, crystalline arthritis, infectious arthritis, and fibromyalgia. It includes a detailed laboratory values section, and questions and answers for review and self assessment. The best parts of the book are the systematic approach to the basics of immunity and the pictorial, colorful cartoon diagrams illustrating mechanisms of autoimmunity, MHC, and various disease pathologies and mechanisms. The detailed laboratory value section is useful, especially because it brings all this information together in one book. "
Assessment: This is a high quality book, written in simple and easy to understand language, with very good illustrations of the basic science and immunology of rheumatologic diseases, expanding the knowledge and understanding of the immune-mediated pathophysiology of rheumatologic diseases. It brings bench research to the bedside, improving the overall care of patients. The updated chapters with the latest evidence justify replacing the previous edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071741460
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 53 MB
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Meet the Author


Anthony S. Fauci MD

Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD

Associate Editor

Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research

Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Immune System, Barton F. Haynes, Kelly A. Soderberg, Anthony S. Fauci
2. The Major Histocompatibility Complex, Gerald T. Nepom
3. Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases, Peter E. Lipsky, Betty Diamond
4. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Bevra Hannahs Hahn
5. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Peter E. Lipsky
6. Acute Rheumatic Fever, Jonathan R. Carapetis
7. Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) and Related Disorders, John Varga
8. Sjogren's Syndrome, Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos
9. The Spondyloarthritides, Joel D. Taurog
10. The Vasculitis Syndromes, Carol A. Langford, Anthony S. Fauci
11. Behcet's Syndrome, Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos
12. Relapsing Polychondritis, Carol A. Langford, Bruce C. Gilliland
13. Sarcoidosis, Robert P. Baughman, Elyse E. Lower
14. Familial Mediterranean Fever, Daniel L. Kastner
15. Amyloidosis, David C. Seldin, Martha Skinner
16. Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and Inclusion Body Myositis, Marinos C. Dalakas
17. Approach to Articular and Musculoskeletal Disorders, John J. Cush, Peter E. Lipsky
18. Osteoarthritis, David T. Felson
19. Gout and Other Crystal-Associated Arthropathies, H. Ralph Schumacher, Lan X. Chen
20. Infectious Arthritis, Lawrence C. Madoff
21. Fibromyalgia, Carol A. Langford, Bruce C. Gilliland
22. Arthritis Associated with Systemic Disease and Other Arthritides, Carol A. Langford, Bruce Gilliland
23. Periarticular Disorders of the Extremities, Carol A. Langford, Bruce Gilliland
Laboratory Values of Clinical Importance, Alexander Kratz, Michael A. Pesce, Daniel J. Fink
Review and Self-Assessment
Charles Wiener, Gerald Bloomfield, Cynthia D. Brown, Joshua Schiffer, Adam Spivak
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