Raynauds Phenomenon by Jay D. Coffman

Raynauds Phenomenon

byJay D. Coffman

Hardcover | June 1, 1988

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This book presents the most up-to-date knowledge concerning Raynaud's disease, an autoimmune disorder distinguished by well-demarcated blanching or cyanosis of one or more digits on exposure to cold, that occurs in episodic attacks. Especially common among young women, researchers estimatethat the phenomenon may affect up to 10% of the female population. The volume provides coverage of the disease as a primary illness and as the secondary result of another disorder. The only available text on Raynaud's, the book includes a comprehensive discussion of the physiology of finger bloodflow, and coverage of both old and new treatment modalities. Readers will find full information on the anatomy of the disease, the clinical picture, prevalence, diagnosis, prognosis, pathology, pathophysiology, and the author's personal treatment preferences, which are backed by 30 years ofprofessional experience with peripheral vascular diseases.

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Jay D. Coffman is at Boston University School of Medicine.
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Title:Raynauds PhenomenonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.67 inPublished:June 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195057562

ISBN - 13:9780195057560

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Table of Contents

1. Physiology and Anatomy of Finger Circulation2. Clinical Picture, Prevalence, and Prognosis of Primary Raynaud's Phenomenon3. Pathology and Angiography4. Pathophysiology5. Diagnosis of Primary Raynaud's Disease6. Secondary Causes of Raynaud's Phenomenon7. Treatment8. Acrocyanosis and Livedo reticularis

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Raynaud's phenomenon is the occurrence of episodic attacks of well demarcated blanching or cyanosis of one or more digits on exposure to the cold. However, when the phenomenon is due to an underlying disease, there may be multiple episodes of painful digital ulcerations or gangrene and systemic involvement affecting the length of life.

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"A timely review to assist physicians to better understand the cause as well as the state-of-the-art treatment available. . . .Each chapter concludes with a summary that the busy practitioner will welcome, and the book will be useful to medical students as well as to family practitioners.This book deserves to be widely read, and I am happy to have it in my library." --Occupational Health in Ontario