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Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology
     

Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology

by Gavin P. R. Clunie (With), Alan J. Hakim (With), Philip Seo
 

The second edition of the Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology offers practical, point of care guidance on the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic rheumatologic problems. Holding a large amount of information in a compact pocket book, this remarkably comprehensive resource covers the full range of the discipline, from new biologic therapies used in

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The second edition of the Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology offers practical, point of care guidance on the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic rheumatologic problems. Holding a large amount of information in a compact pocket book, this remarkably comprehensive resource covers the full range of the discipline, from new biologic therapies used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis, to new information on drugs, chronic widespread pain, shoulder/neck pain, and complementary medicine. Its easy-to-use format and organization allows easy access to precise, prescriptive information. Since the first edition's publication, new diagnostic criteria have been introduced for major rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. This second edition incorporates the latest diagnostic criteria as well as new therapeutic agents for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Reviewer: Kyle Sinclair, MD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This is a concise, easy to understand, conversational approach to learning about the complex field of rheumatology.
Purpose: Books like this help keep readers up to date with the ever-changing field of rheumatology. This book is a good resource for everyone's white-coat pocket.
Audience: It is written for experienced professionals who need a refresher and trainees just learning about the field.
Features: This is a great review of major rheumatology topics. It takes an easy-to-read, conversational approach with a number of tables, pictures, and flowcharts that help explain a complicated subject. However, several of the more complex areas of the field are not covered.
Assessment: This update is a great resource for trainees to use as a quick reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199907991
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/17/2013
Series:
Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine Series
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

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