Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology

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Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners.

The Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology offers practical, point of care guidance on the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic rheumatologic problems. This is a remarkably comprehensive resource, holding a large amount of information in a compact pocket book. It 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.

Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology?

The design....
The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers.

The interior layout....
The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference.

The information....
The Handbook succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively.

The history....
Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world.

The price....
You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kyle C. 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.
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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Part 1: The presentation of rheumatic disease
1 Evaluating musculoskeletal pain
2 Regional musculoskeletal conditions: making a working diagnosis
3 Patterns of disease presentation: making a working diagnosis
4 The spectrum of presentation of rheumatic disease

Part 2: The clinical features and management of rheumatic diseases
5 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
6 Osteoarthritis (OA)
7 The crystal arthropathies
8 The spondyloarthropathies
9 Juvenile idiopathic arthiritis (JIA)
10 Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
11 The antiphospholipid (antibody) syndrome (APS)
12 Sjögren's syndrome (SS)
13 Systemic sclerosis and related disorders
14 Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies- polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM)
15 Primary vasculitides
16 Metabolic bone diseases and disorders of collagen
17 Infection and rheumatic disease
18 Miscellaneous conditions
19 Common upper limb musculoskeletal lesions
20 Back pain
21 Complementary and alternative medicine in rheumatology
22 Rheumatologic emergencies


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