Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology

Paperback | October 17, 2011

byAlan Hakim, Gavin Clunie, Inam Haq

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Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology provides everything you need to understand the wide range of rheumatic conditions. Including the latest guidelines and the most up-to-date information, this is the indispensible guide for students,trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone dealing with patients with musculoskeletal disease. Rheumatic conditions are common in both general and hospital practice; a primary feature of many multi-system illnesses, and in the context of injury, age-related change, and psychological distress. This handbook provides practical advice, guidance, and key clinical facts to help you provide thebest care for your patients. Practically structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms, and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and rare diseases in more detail, finishing with a comprehensive account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment options including the latestadvances in biological therapy. It provides practical guidelines on the management and diagnosis of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disease. Colour plates and line drawings are present throughout along with tables of key information.Taking a clinical, evidence-based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear, practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook will be your constant companion and a joy to use.

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Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology provides everything you need to understand the wide range of rheumatic conditions. Including the latest guidelines and the most up-to-date information, this is the indispensible guide for students,trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and eve...

Dr Hakim qualified in Medicine at the University of Cambridge and trained in General Medicine and Rheumatology at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge and University College Hospital, London. He was an Arthritis Research Campaign Clinical Fellow at St Thomas' Hospital before taking up his present post as Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pagesPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199587183

ISBN - 13:9780199587186

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Table of Contents

The presentation of rheumatic disease1. Evaluating musculoskeletal symptoms2. Regional musculoskeletal conditions: making a working diagnosis3. Patterns of disease presentation: making a working diagnosis4. The spectrum of presentation of rheumatic diseaseThe clinical features and management of rheumatic diseases5. Rheumatoid arthritis6. Osteoarthritis7. The crystal arthropathies8. The spondylarthropathies9. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)10. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)11. The antiphospholipid (antibody) syndrome (APS)12. Sjogren's syndrome (SS)13. Systemic sclerosis and related disorders14. Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies - polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM)15. Primary vasculitides16. Metabolic bone diseases and disorders of collagen17. Infection and inflammatory rheumatic diseases18. Miscellaneous conditions19. Common upper limb musculoskeletal lesions20. Back painMedicines, management and emergencies21. Medicines22. Injections23. Complementary and alternative medicine in rheumatology24. Rheumatologic emergencies

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"[The book] is a comprehensive and extremely practical guide and a valuable companion to any health professional working in rheumatology...[I] would highly recommend this pocket guide to both trainees and qualified practitioners with an interest in the speciality." --British Health Professionals in Rheumatology