Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

by John D. Isaacs, Larry W. Moreland
     
 
Rheumatoid arthritis is the commonest inflammatory joint disease, affecting approximately 1 percent of all adults in the developed world. Although the disease is now predominantly treated by specialists, it is important that primary care and family physicians understand it and appreciate the considerations governing its management. In this new addition to the FAST

Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis is the commonest inflammatory joint disease, affecting approximately 1 percent of all adults in the developed world. Although the disease is now predominantly treated by specialists, it is important that primary care and family physicians understand it and appreciate the considerations governing its management. In this new addition to the FAST FACTS series, the authors describe how the disease developx, how it is diagnosed and monitored, and how it is treated. Fortunately, elements of rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis are now becoming unraveled and, more than in any other disease, this has led to powerful targeted treatments. These are discussed, along with prospects for advances in investigation and management. Larry W Moreland is Director of the Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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Reviewer: Celso R. Velazquez, MD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This is a colorful booklet that focuses on the most common inflammatory arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis.
Purpose: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis benefit from early referral. This book provides a concise overview for primary care physicians and other healthcare providers of the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Audience: The authors are leading figures in rheumatoid arthritis research and have compiled a book that will be useful to providers interested in rheumatoid arthritis. The book is perhaps too basic for specialists or physicians in specialist training.
Features: The book is complete and covers epidemiological, biological, and clinical aspects of the disease. There is an emphasis on therapeutics and on clinical manifestations. The increased mortality of patients with the disease and the importance of early therapy are emphasized. The references are complete and up-to-date, the diagrams are clear and colorful, and the pictures well reproduced.
Assessment: This book is a good starting point for the physician interested in rheumatoid arthritis.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903734162
Publisher:
Health Press International
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Fast Facts Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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