Lippincott's Primary Care Rheumatology

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This volume of Lippincott's Primary Care Series will help family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants understand, diagnose, and treat the most common rheumatologic problems seen in the primary care setting. Emphasis on day-to-day practical outpatient office practice distinguishes this from the many existing rheumatology textbooks and it contains numerous images to aid in diagnosis and treatment. Whenever possible, chapters follow a consistent format with headings of Clinical Presentation, Examination, Studies, Treatment, Clinical Course, and Conclusions and box elements such as Introductory Case, Clinical Points/Highlights, Patient Assessment, Not to Be Missed, and When to Refer. Key points are provided for those topics that don't fit this format.

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Reviewer: Hyon Ju Park, MD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This book focuses on basic rheumatology information for primary care physicians.
Purpose: The purpose is to help primary care doctors both identify and assist in the care of rheumatology patients. This is an important objective, considering that many community physicians feel overwhelmed and may feel unprepared to take care of autoimmune patients.
Audience: This book is geared towards primary care physicians according to the authors, a rheumatologist and an internist.
Features: What stands out in this book are the illustrative pictures that clearly communicate what the authors describe.
Assessment: This is a useful resource for primary care practitioners to use to understand more about rheumatological diseases and identify which patients need to be referred to a rheumatologist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609138080
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 773,187
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Evaluation of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases
Carlos A. Estrada and Gustavo R. Heudebert
2. Neck Pain
Jerome Van Ruiswyk
3. Lower Back Pain and Lumbar Stenosis
Lisa L. Willett
4. Shoulder Pain
Dennis W. Boulware
5. Painful Feet
Dennis W. Boulware and Gustavo R. Heudebert
6. Mechanical Disorders of the Knee
Dennis W. Boulware
7. Hip Pain
Carol Croft
8. Sports-related Conditions and Injuries
Lisa L. Willett
9. Rheumatoid Arthritis including Sjögren’s Syndrome
Zachary M. Pruhs, James R. O’Dell, and Ted R Mikuls
10. The Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies
Dennis W. Boulware
11. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Michelle A. Petri
12. Raynaud’s Phenomenon and Systemic Sclerosis
Laura B. Hughes and Barri Fessler
13. Inflammatory Myopathies: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and Related Conditions
Irene Z. Whitt and Frederick W. Miller
14. Vasculitis
Bao Quynh N. Huynh and S. Louis Bridges, Jr.
15. Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Angelo Gaffo
16. Overlap Syndromes and Unclassified or Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
Iris Navarro and Graciela S. Alarcón
17. Fibromyalgia
Graciela S. Alarcón
18. Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases
Michael Lockshin
19. Osteoarthritis
Seth M. Berney
20. Gout and Crystal-induced Arthropathies
Angelo Gaffo
21. Osteopenic Bone Disease and Osteonecrosis
Kenneth G. Saag, Gregory A. Clines, and Sarah L. Morgan

22. Arthropathies Associated with Systemic Diseases
Leann Maska and Amy C. Cannella
23. Bacterial Arthritis
Arthur Kavanaugh and Maika Onishi
24. Lyme Disease
William F. Iobst and Kristin Ingraham
25. Viral Arthritis
Martin Rodriguez and Katherine Holman
26. Use of the Laboratory in Diagnosing Rheumatic Disorders
Gustavo R. Heudebert and Terry Shaneyfelt
27. Techniques of Arthrocentesis
Dennis W. Boulware
28. Monitoring of Patients on Antirheumatic Therapy
W. Winn Chatham

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