Psoriatic Arthritis

Paperback | November 15, 2008

byDafna D. Gladman, Vinod Chandran, Cheryl F. Rosen

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Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. It is characterised by swelling and inflammation in and around the joints as well as inflammation of the skin. While there is currently no cure for psoriatic arthritis, several new treatments are emerging that offernew hope to patients. In this guide for patients, the authors draw on their experience from one of the largest clinics in the world that is dedicated to understanding and managing patients with psoriatic arthritis, and highlight what is know about the causes and clinical features, along with theemotional impact that this condition has on peoples lives and how to manage it.

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Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. It is characterised by swelling and inflammation in and around the joints as well as inflammation of the skin. While there is currently no cure for psoriatic arthritis, several new treatments are emerging that offernew hope to patients. In this guide for pat...

Dafna Gladman is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Psoriatic Arthritis Programme. Vinod Chandran is a Clinical Research Fellow. Cheryl Rosen is an Associate Professor of Medicine. All are at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.37 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199231222

ISBN - 13:9780199231225

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Table of Contents

1. What is psoriatic arthritis?2. The relationship between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis3. Psoriatic arthritis and other spondyloarthritides4. Aetiology and pathogenesis of psoriatic arthritis5. Clinical features6. Radiologic features7. Making a diagnosis8. Functional and emotional impact9. Non-drug therapy10. Drug therapy11. Surgery12. A team approach to management13. Lessons learnt from the University of Toronto Psoriatic Arthritis clinic14. International collaboration15. The future