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Oxford American Handbook of Rheumatology

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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 ...
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Overview


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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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
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.
From the Publisher

"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. ... This update is a great resource for trainees to use as a quick reference." -- Doody's

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199907991
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2013
  • Series: Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,043,231
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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

Index

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