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Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology examines the full spectrum of rheumatologic diseases and non-rheumatologic musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents, detailing the presentation, differential diagnosis, course, management, and prognosis of every major condition. Drs. James T. Cassidy, Ross E. Petty, Ronald M. Laxer, and Carol B. Lindsley discuss recent developments in diagnosis, treatment, genetics, immunology, imaging, and more. This new edition features access to the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, where you’ll find a downloadable image gallery and exclusive web-only content for added value.

  • Diagnose and treat effectively through exhaustive reviews of the complex symptoms and signs and lab abnormalities that characterize these clinical disorders.
  • Choose treatment protocols based on the best scientific evidence available today.
  • Apply the knowledge and experience of the leading experts in the field.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with a downloadable image gallery of all illustrations from the text and supplemental tables and figures exclusively on the web.
  • Keep current with coverage of new topics including macrophage activation syndrome, pediatric sarcoidosis, uveitis, imaging, and occupational and physical therapy.
  • Tap into detailed discussions of recent advances in the field, new research on the immunologic mechanisms of inflammatory disease, and new developments on biologic treatments for arthritis in ten new chapters.
  • Master complex concepts and key techniques with a full-color design and full-color illustrations.

The new, full-color edition of Cassidy helps you to overcome the challenges of pediatric rheumatology with comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in this constantly evolving field.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bradley W Ornstein, M.D.(Washington University Medical Center)
Description: The sixth edition of this book continues to provide comprehensive yet succinct information on the vast array of diseases confronted in pediatric rheumatology. Since the publication of the previous edition in 2005, there have been numerous advances in the treatment and understanding of many of these diseases, and the new edition brings this authoritative book up to speed.
Purpose: The book successfully "provide[s] comprehensive information regarding the rheumatic diseases of childhood" and "reflect[s] the clinical science of pediatric rheumatology, its codification as a distinct specialty, and the gratifying maturity that it has achieved."
Audience: It is geared towards specialists in pediatric rheumatology, adult rheumatologists who also care for children, or pediatricians seeking an authoritative book on the subject.
Features: Written by international experts in the field, the book begins with a description of joint structure/function, basic immunology, and therapeutics before moving into coherent reviews of the autoimmune, autoinflammatory, and other musculoskeletal diseases seen by pediatric rheumatologists. It also includes access to an online version of the book that contains additional figures and an exhaustive reference list.
Assessment: This remains the gold-standard reference in pediatric rheumatology and is a must-have for any physician caring for children with rheumatic diseases. This much-anticipated revision continues to provide a comprehensive and coherent review of the field. In addition to more up-to-date information on biologics, classification schemes, and disease pathophysiology, this edition also includes updates such as color figures, tables, and images in the book as well as access to an online version with additional information.
From the Publisher

"The book is well written by several of the recognised experts in the world of paediatric rheumatology. As every good textbook should, it starts with a basic introduction to the subject then works its way around the underlying anatomical and immunological concepts required to understand the disease processes…Overall the Textbook of Paediatric Rheumatology will retain its place as the standard for its subject. " Dr. Simon Fountain-Polley - Review of 5th edition

"This remains the gold-standard reference in pediatric rheumatology and is a must-have for any physician caring for children with rheumatic diseases. This much-anticipated revision continues to provide a comprehensive and coherent review of the field. In addition to more up-to-date information on biologics, classification schemes, and disease pathophysiology, this edition also includes updates such as color figures, tables, and images in the book as well as access to an online version with additional information." - Bradley W Ornstein, MD, Doody’s Review, 4 stars!

Michael Miller
This is the standard reference in the field of pediatric rheumatology. It offers outstanding comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, and related diseases. It is intended as a definitive reference on pediatric rheumatology. The audience for the book includes pediatricians, rheumatologists, and pediatric rheumatologists. In its 15 chapters, the book covers etiology and pathogenesis, drug therapy, musculoskeletal pain syndromes, skeletal malignancies, and primary bone and connective tissue diseases. It is profusely illustrated with photographs, imaging studies, charts, and other material. The references are recent and complete. This text offers thorough, reliable information in a definitive fashion for any physicians involved in caring for children who have or might have rheumatologic diseases. The presentation of such diseases is protean, diagnosis often takes time, and management can be complex. This volume address these issues thoroughly. For example, the distinction between diagnostic criteria and classification of pediatric rheumatologic diseases is lucidly presented. Immunodeficiency diseases are now well covered. This third edition continues the tradition of expansion and improvement over previous editions. Many new illustrations have been added, the text has been enriched in many areas, with even more thorough discussions of difficult diagnostic and therapeutic situations. The scientific bases of the diseases are well detailed with recent findings, such as HLA association seen in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. As more unifying concepts emerge from currentbasic research, the results will no doubt be incorporated into future editions. The authors are to be commended for refining an already excellent text.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416065814
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 1,356,746
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to the study of rheumatic diseases in children 2
Ch. 2 Structure and function 9
Ch. 3 The immune system and the inflammatory response 19
Ch. 4 Integrative genomics 64
Ch. 5 Pharmacology and drug therapy 76
Ch. 6 Design, measurement, and analysis of clinical investigations 142
Ch. 7 Assessment of health status, function, and quality of life outcomes : methodology and instruments 174
Ch. 8 A general approach to management of rheumatic diseases in children 184
Ch. 9 Chronic arthritis in childhood 206
Ch. 10 Polyarthritis 261
Ch. 11 Oligoarthritis 274
Ch. 12 Systemic arthritis 291
Ch. 13 Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis 304
Ch. 14 Psoriatic arthritis 324
Ch. 15 Arthropathies of inflammatory bowel disease 334
Ch. 16 Systemic lupus erythematosus 342
Ch. 17 Neonatal lupus erythematosus 392
Ch. 18 Juvenile dermatomyositis 407
Ch. 19 The systemic sclerodermas and related disorders 442
Ch. 20 Localized sclerodermas 470
Ch. 21 Overlap syndromes 482
Ch. 22 Vasculitis and its classification 492
Ch. 23 Leukocytoclastic vasculitis 496
Ch. 24 Polyarteritis nodosa and related vasculitides 512
Ch. 25 Kawasaki disease 521
Ch. 26 Granulomatous vasculitis, giant cell arteritis and sarcoidosis 539
Ch. 27 Behcet's disease 561
Ch. 28 Infectious arthritis and osteomyelitis 568
Ch. 29 Lyme disease 591
Ch. 30 Reactive arthritis 604
Ch. 31 Acute rheumatic fever and post-streptocococcal reactive arthritis 614
Ch. 32 Musculoskeletal manifestations of systemic disease 630
Ch. 33 Immunodeficiencies and the rheumatic diseases 642
Ch. 34 Periodic fever syndromes in children 657
Ch. 35 Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes 671
Ch. 36 Noninflammatory musculoskeletal pain conditions 676
Ch. 37 Pain and the pain amplification syndromes 697
Ch. 38 Skeletal maturation and bone mineralization in the pediatric rheumatic diseases 716
Ch. 39 Skeletal malignancies and related disorders 728
Ch. 40 Primary disorders of bone and connective tissues 744
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