Epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases

Hardcover | December 15, 2001

EditorAlan Silman, Marc Hochberg

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Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases 2e summarizes all the available data on the occurrence and risk factors for the major epidemiological, musculoskeletal, connective tissue and bone disorders. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of published data world-wide and include suchaspects as temporal and geographical trends in disease, contribution of genetic, constitutional and environmental factors to disease occurrence as well as the influence of traditional epidemiological risk factors such as age and gender. The available data is critically appraised to provide thereader with some information as to the relative robustness of the published material. Since the first edition was published in 1993 there have been major advances in all the subject areas covered in the book. As a consequence much of the original material is now out of date and the book has beenextensively re-written. Additional chapters have been added on systemic vasculitis and Paget's disease and much more attention has been given to neck and upper limb pain disorders as well as chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia. In addition a new chapter has been provided reviewing populationstudies as a whole of musculoskeletal morbidity. The authors have also taken the opportunity to completely rewrite the section on genetics taking advantage of the tremendous advances in this area.

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Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases 2e summarizes all the available data on the occurrence and risk factors for the major epidemiological, musculoskeletal, connective tissue and bone disorders. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of published data world-wide and include suchaspects as temporal and geographical trends in di...

Alan Silman is a Professor of Rheumatology, ARC Unit, Manchester University Medical School. Marc Hochberg is in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:394 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.02 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192631497

ISBN - 13:9780192631497

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction1. Population Studies of Muskuloskeletal MorbiditySection 1 - Inflammatory Joint Diseases2. Rheumatoid Arthritis3. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis4. Psoriatic Arthritis5. Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spondylarthropathy6. Reactive Arthritis and Reiter's SyndromeSection 2 - Connective Tissue Disorders7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus8. Scleroderma9. Polymyositis and Dermamyositis10. Systemic Vasculitis11. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell ArteritisSection 3 - Degenerative and Metabolic Bone Disease12. Osteoarthritis13. Gout14. Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disorders15. Osteoporosis16. Pagets DiseaseSection 4 - Regional and Widespread Pain Disorders17. Back Pain18. Upper Limb Disorders19. Chronic Widespread Pain and Fibromyalgia

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"One can only be impressed by the immense amount of data incorporated in a relatively small book, by the comprehensive nature of the work, and by the easy style in which it is written...should be available to every rheumatologist..." Rheumatology in Europe